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Amazon Steps Further Into Search With Amazon Echo

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If you have a solid liberty of experiential content on your site, it will be many decades before Siri, Cortina, Google Now, or Amazon's Alexa poses any threat to your traffic. If you have a solid liberty of experiential content on your site, it will be many decades before Amazon's Alexa poses any threat to your traffic. 0 Comments

Apple Watch Opens New Doors in Local Search

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The latest Apple device will likely put added pressure on hyper-local searches, making it even more important for businesses to ensure they can be found. The latest Apple device will likely put added pressure on hyper-local searches, making it even more important for businesses to ensure they can be found. 0 Comments

Google Tests "Listen Now" Ads for Music Searches

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The ads appear in the Knowledge Graph for services like Google Play, Rhapsody, and Spotify. They are part of an effort that also includes "Watch Now" ads for movies and TV. Ads appear in the Knowledge Graph for services like Google Play and Spotify and are part of an effort that includes "Watch Now" ads for movies and TV. 0 Comments

Bing Ads 2014 Recap

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In the past year, Bing has added features like product ads, auto-tagging and online insertion orders to make it easier to advertise on the network. In the past year, Bing has added features like product ads, auto-tagging and online insertion orders to make it easier to advertise on the network. 0 Comments

Listing Management: The Required Foundation for Local SEO

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Effective listing management trumps all other local SEO efforts. It has been and continues to be the required foundation for a successful local SEO program. Consider these four major factors when creating your listing management strategy. Listing management continues to be the required foundation for a successful local SEO program. Consider these major factors when creating your strategy. 0 Comments

Apple Adds DuckDuckGo as Search Option to Safari in OS X Yosemite

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Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo received a huge boost yesterday from Apple when it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the startup search engine will be included in Safari in the new OS X Yosemite, coming this fall. Privacy-focused DuckDuckGo received a huge boost yesterday from Apple when it was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that the startup search engine will be included in Safari in the new OS X Yosemite, coming this fall. 0 Comments

Take Your Mobile App Marketing Campaigns to the Next Level With Deep Linking

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The benefit of using deep links for mobile apps is the ability for marketers to bring users directly to a specific location within the app. Here are 10 reasons to use mobile deep linking, and how to use mobile deep linking in your app. The benefit of using deep links for mobile apps is the ability for marketers to bring users directly to a specific location within the app. Here are 10 reasons to use mobile deep linking, and how to use mobile deep linking in your app. 0 Comments

Global Mobile Advertising Opportunities: Brazil. Russia, India & China

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Mobile advertising is on the rise in Russia, India, Brazil, and China, which are all experiencing huge growth in the number of mobile users. Here's an overview and some tips on mobile marketing campaigns and strategies in the BRIC nations. Mobile advertising is on the rise in Russia, India, Brazil, and China, which are all experiencing huge growth in the number of mobile users. Here's an overview and some tips on mobile marketing campaigns and strategies in the BRIC nations. 0 Comments

iBeacon: Goodbye Showrooming, Hello In-Store Purchase

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Apple's iBeacon, an indoor positioning system that uses the latest version of Bluetooth, holds much promise for mobile advertising and location-based marketing. Here's how retailers and brands can develop a strategy to benefit from this technology. Apple's iBeacon, an indoor positioning system that uses the latest version of Bluetooth, holds much promise for mobile advertising and location-based marketing. Here's how retailers and brands can develop a strategy to benefit from this technology. 0 Comments

Google Buys Nest, Spends $3.2 Billion on 'Smart Home' Device Maker

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Google will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, a firm that has set out to try and improve everyday items around the home such as smoke alarms and thermostats. The deal clearly positions Google as being ready for the new era of the "connected home." Google will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, a firm that has set out to try and improve everyday items around the home such as smoke alarms and thermostats. The deal clearly positions Google as being ready for the new era of the "connected home." 0 Comments

Reports: NSA Used Google Cookies for Data Spying

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Just a few days after they ganged up on the government to ask them to curb the NSA's spying enthusiasm, tech giants are faced with another rather inconvenient truth: that the NSA is actually piggy-backing on Google cookies to gather intelligence. Just a few days after they ganged up on the government to ask them to curb the NSA's spying enthusiasm, tech giants are faced with another rather inconvenient truth: that the NSA is actually piggy-backing on Google cookies to gather intelligence. 0 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft & Others Join Forces to Fight NSA Spying

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Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Facebook are among eight of the world's largest tech companies to sign a joint letter to US congress demanding reforms in the way government agencies collect user data. Their demands align with the USA Freedom Act. Google, Twitter, Microsoft and Facebook are among eight of the world's largest tech companies to sign a joint letter to US congress demanding reforms in the way government agencies collect user data. Their demands align with the USA Freedom Act. 0 Comments

Google's Eric Schmidt Tells iPhone Users How to Switch to Android

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote a rare and lengthy Google+ post by Schmidt over the weekend, giving the Apple community a comprehensive guide on to how to flee to his company's products. Not that they're likely regular Google+ users... Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote a rare and lengthy Google+ post by Schmidt over the weekend, giving the Apple community a comprehensive guide on to how to flee to his company's products. Not that they're likely regular Google+ users... 0 Comments

U.S. Holiday Trends & Forecast: Top Shopping Days, Hot Searches, Mobile Shoppers

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The shopping forecast for the 2013 holiday season shows no signs of slowing, even in a sometimes-uncertain economy. Data predicts people will shop earlier this year, spend the most on Cyber Monday and undoubtedly be shopping on their mobile devices. The shopping forecast for the 2013 holiday season shows no signs of slowing, even in a sometimes-uncertain economy. Data predicts people will shop earlier this year, spend the most on Cyber Monday and undoubtedly be shopping on their mobile devices. 0 Comments

Google Pays $17 Million to Settle Apple Safari User Tracking Case

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Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S. states in order to end a probe into claims that it deliberately bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Google also agreed to never deploy similar tracking code again. Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S. states in order to end a probe into claims that it deliberately bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser. Google also agreed to never deploy similar tracking code again. 0 Comments

Bing Webmaster Tools Connected Pages Let You See Owned Content Search Terms

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Bing has introduced Connected Pages, a feature that lets you claim your owned content properties (e.g., your Facebook business page, LinkedIn profile, app store pages and other social properties), and see how they're discovered in search. Bing has introduced Connected Pages, a feature that lets you claim your owned content properties (e.g., your Facebook business page, LinkedIn profile, app store pages and other social properties), and see how they're discovered in search. 0 Comments

Why Users Delete Your Mobile App

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Mobile customers are intolerant and fickle. Making users aware of your app can be competitive and expensive, so don't put out apps that are slow, freeze, or kill batteries. Unless you don't mind losing thousands or millions of dollars in revenue? Mobile customers are intolerant and fickle. Making users aware of your app can be competitive and expensive, so don't put out apps that are slow, freeze, or kill batteries. Unless you don't mind losing thousands or millions of dollars in revenue? 0 Comments

Is Bing's Siri Partnership and Page Zero Feature an SEO Game Changer?

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Bing has a redesigned interface and an instant search result set without clicking or leaving the search box. Now Bing is the web search back-end for Apple's Siri. Is it time to optimize for Page Zero and Bing? Bing has a redesigned interface and an instant search result set without clicking or leaving the search box. Now Bing is the web search back-end for Apple's Siri. Is it time to optimize for Page Zero and Bing? 0 Comments

9 Points to Ponder About the New iPhone 5S/5C

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The 5S and 5C sold more than 9 million units on opening weekend, so rumors of Apple’s demise clearly have been exaggerated. Let’s look at nine points to ponder about the new iPhone, both pros and cons, and what they might mean for us consumers. The 5S and 5C sold more than 9 million units on opening weekend, so rumors of Apple’s demise clearly have been exaggerated. Let’s look at nine points to ponder about the new iPhone, both pros and cons, and what they might mean for us consumers. 0 Comments

How Will Voice Search Change SEO for Local Stores & Global Enterprises?

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Voice search can be more convenient, quicker, and it continues to gain popularity worldwide. Marketers must adapt new search strategies to optimize for local search, large brands or global enterprises, and conversational or long-tail queries. Voice search can be more convenient, quicker, and it continues to gain popularity worldwide. Marketers must adapt new search strategies to optimize for local search, large brands or global enterprises, and conversational or long-tail queries. 0 Comments