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Are You Optimistic About SEO?

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Searchmetrics' recent report about Google's ranking factors falls in with this columnist's "5 R's" SEO summary, and demonstrates the growing focus on content over keywords. Searchmetrics' recent report about Google's ranking factors falls in with this columnist's "5 R's" SEO summary, and demonstrates the growing focus on content over keywords. 0 Comments

Bing Tests Emoji Keyboard

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Not long after becoming the first search engine to allow users to search with emojis, Bing is testing an emoji keyboard. Not long after becoming the first search engine to allow users to search with emojis, Bing is testing an emoji keyboard. 0 Comments

Google Earth Turns Ten and Adds Two New Features

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For its tenth birthday, Google Earth has added two new ways to explore the world: Voyager, which offers 3D city views, and Earth View, a library of Earth's most beautiful places. For its tenth birthday, Google Earth has added two new ways to explore the world: Voyager, which offers 3D city views, and Earth View, a library of Earth's most beautiful places. 0 Comments

Microsoft's New Enhancements Could Put the "Edge" Back Into Voice Search

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At its Build conference, Microsoft unveiled its new browser, Edge, as a follow-up to the recently defunct Internet Explorer. The new browser boasts faster speeds and better features, which could enhance the search experience for users. At its Build conference, Microsoft unveiled its new browser, Edge, as a follow-up to the recently defunct Internet Explorer. The new browser boasts faster speeds and better features, which could enhance the search experience for users. 0 Comments

Bing Updates Image Search

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This new enhancement will show carousels full of Pinterest collections and Web pages where the images are featured, as well as pictures from similar search results. This new enhancement will show carousels full of Pinterest collections and Web pages where the images are featured. 0 Comments

Google Simplifies Top Movers Report, Autofill on Mobile

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Improving Google for both advertisers and regular users, the search giant released a simplified top movers' report, as well as an update on Chrome's autofill feature. Improving Google for both advertising and regular users, the search giant released a simplified top movers' report, as well as an update on Chrome's autofill feature. 0 Comments

7-Point Relaunch SEO Checklist

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We may now know what to consider during the redesign phase and how to remedy issues, but we must follow these items to have a truly effective relaunch…at the time of pressing go. We may now know what to consider during the redesign phase and how to remedy issues, but we must follow these items to have a truly effective relaunch. 0 Comments

Google's Yellow Ads Label Now Showing on Desktop Searches

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Google is continuing to run tests on making their Google AdWords ads in search results clearly look like ads. The bright yellow "Ads" label, which many people have seen on mobile search results, is now making an appearance for desktop searches. Google is continuing to run tests on making their Google AdWords ads in search results clearly look like ads. The bright yellow "Ads" label, which many people have seen on mobile search results, is now making an appearance for desktop searches. 0 Comments

Is Google Getting Ready to Retire PageRank?

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If you eagerly watch your PageRank bar to check for any tiny little fluctuation, you've probably noticed that it hardly ever changes. In a new video, Google's Matt Cutts says "the PageRank indicator will probably start to go away a little bit." If you eagerly watch your PageRank bar to check for any tiny little fluctuation, you've probably noticed that it hardly ever changes. In a new video, Google's Matt Cutts says "the PageRank indicator will probably start to go away a little bit." 0 Comments

Website Launch Checklist: 25 Things to Test Before Your Site Goes Live

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Testing a new website may seem overwhelming, but there are things every team member can do to assist in the pre-launch process. If you can rally your team around these 25 tests, no one person needs to bear the full weight of a site launch. Testing a new website may seem overwhelming, but there are things every team member can do to assist in the pre-launch process. If you can rally your team around these 25 tests, no one person needs to bear the full weight of a site launch. 0 Comments

Google Paying to Have Ads Whitelisted on AdBlock Plus?

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Google is reportedly paying browser extension Adblock Plus (and their parent company Eyeo) in order to ensure that their ads are displayed to those who are using the extension, by being included on their "whitelist" of allowable online advertising. Google is reportedly paying browser extension Adblock Plus (and their parent company Eyeo) in order to ensure that their ads are displayed to those who are using the extension, by being included on their "whitelist" of allowable online advertising. 0 Comments

Google Chrome & Android Will 'Remain Separate for a Very Long Time'

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An Android-Chrome merger seems unlikely now that Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has publicly stated that there are no plans to combine the divisions, despite recent speculation that a merger was on the cards following personnel changes. An Android-Chrome merger seems unlikely now that Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has publicly stated that there are no plans to combine the divisions, despite recent speculation that a merger was on the cards following personnel changes. 0 Comments

Google Kills Blocked Sites Search Feature

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Remember Google's search feature that let you block websites? The one that launched in March 2011, expanded globally in September 2011, and then vanished and became useless by January 2012 and forgotten soon after? It's now officially discontinued. Remember Google's search feature that let you block websites? The one that launched in March 2011, expanded globally in September 2011, and then vanished and became useless by January 2012 and forgotten soon after? It's now officially discontinued. 0 Comments

Google Chromebook Ads Popping Up on Chrome Start Pages

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Google is advertising new Chromebooks to some users for $249. While the ad is unobtrusive and momentarily makes the start page more interesting, users who have seen the ads aren't impressed, especially those who can't even buy one in their country. Google is advertising new Chromebooks to some users for $249. While the ad is unobtrusive and momentarily makes the start page more interesting, users who have seen the ads aren't impressed, especially those who can't even buy one in their country. 0 Comments

Hacker Selling Yahoo Mail Exploit for $700

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A hacker is selling what is claimed to be a zero-day exploit that will let criminals hijack control of Yahoo Mail users' accounts. The hacker, known as TheHell, posted a video marketing a $700 exploit kit on the secretive Darkode cybercrime market. A hacker is selling what is claimed to be a zero-day exploit that will let criminals hijack control of Yahoo Mail users' accounts. The hacker, known as TheHell, posted a video marketing a $700 exploit kit on the secretive Darkode cybercrime market. 0 Comments

Google Chrome Adds Do Not Track Option

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The company said that the feature, which is still in being tested, would be available as part of the latest 'Canary' build of the Chromium. The feature could be included into the general release build of Chrome by the end of the year. The company said that the feature, which is still in being tested, would be available as part of the latest 'Canary' build of the Chromium. The feature could be included into the general release build of Chrome by the end of the year. 0 Comments

Google Will Remain Opera's Default Search Engine Through 2014

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Opera will continue using Google as its default search engine for its mobile and desktop web browser through August 2014. The firms have worked together since November 2009. The deal will see Opera promote "various Google products and services." Opera will continue using Google as its default search engine for its mobile and desktop web browser through August 2014. The firms have worked together since November 2009. The deal will see Opera promote "various Google products and services." 0 Comments

Google Launches Handwrite for Mobile & Tablet Search - Tips & Tricks

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Google's new feature lets mobile and tablet users scrawl handwritten search queries on their screen. Google converts the handwritten letters to typing in the search bar and offers autocomplete results for users to tap. Here are some tips and tricks. Google's new feature lets mobile and tablet users scrawl handwritten search queries on their screen. Google converts the handwritten letters to typing in the search bar and offers autocomplete results for users to tap. Here are some tips and tricks. 0 Comments

Google Adds 34-Button Voice-Enabled Scientific Calculator to Search

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Google’s updated calculator allows users to type in mathematical problems and see a full 34-button scientific version. Chrome and mobile users can also simply speak the problem aloud, rather than typing it in the search bar. Google’s updated calculator allows users to type in mathematical problems and see a full 34-button scientific version. Chrome and mobile users can also simply speak the problem aloud, rather than typing it in the search bar. 0 Comments

Inbound Marketer’s Tool Belt: 23 Free Browser Extensions to Streamline Your Job

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With all the demands on a marketer's time, there’s a real need to streamline all the busywork so we can do our jobs more effectively. We’ve compiled some of our favorite browser extensions for SEO, site reviews, social, productivity, email and more. With all the demands on a marketer's time, there’s a real need to streamline all the busywork so we can do our jobs more effectively. We’ve compiled some of our favorite browser extensions for SEO, site reviews, social, productivity, email and more. 0 Comments

Google Hit With Patent Lawsuit Over Chrome for Mobile Technology

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Google is being sued by California-based EMG, which alleges that Google's Chrome web browser infringes its patents relating to zooming and scrolling functions. EMG seeks financial damages and to prevent Chrome mobile web browser distribution. Google is being sued by California-based EMG, which alleges that Google's Chrome web browser infringes its patents relating to zooming and scrolling functions. EMG seeks financial damages and to prevent Chrome mobile web browser distribution. 0 Comments