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Cortana Makes Her Way to Windows 9

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Microsoft will bring the digital assistant to desktop users in an effort to provide a more "mobile"-like experience on all platforms. Microsoft will bring the digital assistant to desktop users in an effort to provide a more "mobile"-like experience on all platforms. 0 Comments

Responding to Device Changes in Google and Bing

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Recently, both Bing and Google announced some changes to mobile advertising that you need to be aware of and react to within your PPC campaigns. Recently, both Bing and Google announced some changes to mobile advertising that you need to be aware of and react to within your PPC campaigns. 0 Comments

Bing Temporarily Removes New Image Widget

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After Getty Images filed a lawsuit citing "massive infringement," Bing has temporarily removed the new tool it said would make it easier to display images and slideshows on websites. After Getty Images filed a lawsuit citing "massive infringement," Bing has temporarily removed the new tool it said would make it easier to display images and slideshows on websites. 0 Comments

Bing and Google Are Ready for Some Football

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As the 2014 NFL season kicks off, Bing is making predictions, which it has also enabled in Cortana, and Google is launching a football-themed GIF generator to capitalize upon increased search interest. As the 2014 NFL season kicks off, Bing is making predictions, which it has also enabled in Cortana, and Google is launching a football-themed GIF generator to capitalize upon increased search interest. 0 Comments

Last-Minute SEO - Here Come the Holidays!

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If you snoozed all summer and are behind on your holiday SEO strategy - don't panic! There are still methods you can use to have a successful holiday season. If you snoozed all summer and are behind on your holiday SEO strategy - don't panic! There are still methods you can use to have a successful holiday season. 0 Comments

17 Keys to Success in Social PPC

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While social PPC won't replace Google Adwords any time soon, it's become an effective source of incremental leads and sales for savvy businesses. Next time you launch and run a paid social campaign, use these 17 tips for success. Social PPC is becoming an important part of the online marketing toolbox. Use these tips the next time you launch a paid social campaign. 0 Comments

Google Love Grows, Bing Satisfaction Drops Among U.S. Customers [Survey]

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Love it or hate it, Google is loved by customers. Bing? No so much? And Yahoo, the love is pretty much gone. That's according to 70,000 users who were surveyed as part of the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)E-Business Report. Love it or hate it, Google is loved by customers. Bing? No so much? And Yahoo, the love is pretty much gone. That's according to 70,000 users who were surveyed as part of the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)E-Business Report. 0 Comments

Google Now Calculates Bitcoin Prices in Search Results

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How much is a Bitcoin worth today? Now Google can tell you. The search giant has added a Bitcoin calculation tool to its search results for certain queries such as "Price of BTC" or "Bitcoin price". Bing added a Bitcoin convertor in February. How much is a Bitcoin worth? Now Google can tell you. The search giant has added a Bitcoin calculation tool to its search results for certain queries. 0 Comments

130 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Local Search Automation Tool

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Choosing a local search automation vendor can be a complicated and intimidating decision for companies with hundreds or thousands of brick-and-mortar locations. Make a smarter decision when picking a company to team up with by asking these questions. Looking to team up with a local search automation vendor? These critical questions will help make the process less complicated and intimidating. 0 Comments

German Publishers Try to Force Google to Pay for Links, News Snippets

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German publishers say Google and other search engines like Bing and Yahoo are in violation of the country's ancillary copyright law and want them to pay 11 percent of revenues generated from linking to and publishing snippets of their content. German publishers say search engines are in violation of the country's ancillary copyright law and want them to pay 11 percent of revenues generated. 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

Link Building for Real Estate Websites

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Professional home stagers transform homes into showrooms. To get more links to your real estate website and attract more traffic, you also need to stage it. Here are tips on how to optimize your site so it's more appealing to prospective linkers. Building links for the real estate industry is fairly easy and actually kind of fun. Here's how you can increase the number of links to a real estate site. 0 Comments

Link Building for Restaurants: The Ultimate Guide

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The restaurant industry is absolutely perfectly primed for creative marketing ideas. These link building recipes are ripe for you to use to fit your level of creativity – and the great thing about them is that they're all low-cost or free. The restaurant industry is absolutely perfectly primed for creative marketing ideas. These link building recipes are ripe for you to use to fit your level of creativity – and the great thing about them is that they're all low-cost or free. 0 Comments

Foursquare Splits App in Two, Separates Local Search From Check-ins

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Foursquare plans to eliminate check-in functionality, and instead focus on further developing local discovery and exploration functionality. Foursquare will be transitioning their check-in functionality to their new application Swarm. Foursquare plans to eliminate check-in functionality, and instead focus on further developing local discovery and exploration functionality. Foursquare will be transitioning their check-in functionality to their new application Swarm. 0 Comments

7 Tips to Ensure Your SEO Strategy Supports Your Brand

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Sitelinks, logo schema, brand image alt tagging, Google+, publisher tagging, local listings, and looking beyond the first page of brand results are seven areas where you need to make sure the brand is given its fair share of SEO attention. Sitelinks, logo schema, brand image alt tagging, Google+, publisher tagging, local listings, and looking beyond the first page of brand results are seven areas where you need to make sure the brand is given its fair share of SEO attention. 0 Comments

4 Keyword Strategies for Squeezing Performance From Broad Match

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Learn the latest Bing Ads broad match data, as well as how to use negative keyword lists to save yourself time and money; refine by intent, brand, or key product attributes; prevent "click bleed" between ad groups; and find new exact match terms. Learn the latest Bing Ads broad match data, as well as how to use negative keyword lists to save yourself time and money; refine by intent, brand, or key product attributes; prevent "click bleed" between ad groups; and find new exact match terms. 0 Comments

5 Examples of 'Spam Link Building Tactics' Done Right

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Blog comments. Press releases. Reciprocal linking. Directories. Guest posting. Although these tactics are on Google's "do not use for SEO" list, they remain valuable tools within a natural, diverse, intelligently done link building project. Blog comments. Press releases. Reciprocal linking. Directories. Guest posting. Although these tactics are on Google's "do not use for SEO" list, they remain valuable tools within a natural, diverse, intelligently done link building project. 0 Comments

Bing Gets Trendy With Video, News Redesigns

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Two of Bing's search products got makeovers this week. Bing Video has streamlined its look with a redesign from the ground up. And Bing News also got an updated look, with a more natural feel for reading headlines and trending stories. Two of Bing's search products got makeovers this week. Bing Video has streamlined its look with a redesign from the ground up. And Bing News also got an updated look, with a more natural feel for reading headlines and trending stories. 0 Comments

Bing Launches Sitemap Plugin, Ads Traffic Quality Center, News Carousels

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Bing has been busy in recent days. The search engine has announced that the Bing Sitemap Plugin is out of beta. Bing Ads advertisers have a new resource with the launch of the Traffic Quality Center. And Bing News has rolled out news carousels. Bing has been busy in recent days. The search engine has announced that the Bing Sitemap Plugin is out of beta. Bing Ads advertisers have a new resource with the launch of the Traffic Quality Center. And Bing News has rolled out news carousels. 0 Comments

Optimizing News for Searchers, Search Engines & News Publishers

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News search optimization is a daunting task for any news publisher or marketer. News search has ballooned both on search engines and news sites, but how people search on these different sites and what they search for differs greatly. News search optimization is a daunting task for any news publisher or marketer. News search has ballooned both on search engines and news sites, but how people search on these different sites and what they search for differs greatly. 0 Comments

Bing Releases Slew of New Mobile Features for iOS, Snubs Android

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Despite a history of conflict and tension, Microsoft and Apple seem to be teaming up thanks to synergistic services opportunities in Bing search and the iOS mobile operating system. Despite a history of conflict and tension, Microsoft and Apple seem to be teaming up thanks to synergistic services opportunities in Bing search and the iOS mobile operating system. 0 Comments