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Google Buys, Then Shuts Down Restaurant Website Builder Appetas

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Google has purchased and shut down Seattle-based Appetas, a website that lets restaurateurs build a website inexpensively with integrations (social, mobile, reservations, delivery) that only larger restaurants can usually afford. Google has purchased and shut down Seattle-based Appetas, a website that lets restaurateurs build a website inexpensively with integrations (social, mobile, reservations, delivery) that only larger restaurants can usually afford. 0 Comments

Google Reveals What New & Expectant Parents Search For

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New and expecting parents do twice as many searches as non-parents. Health is their biggest concern, but believe it or not, college planning is right up there. And they rely heavily on mobile devices for more than you might think. New and expecting parents do twice as many searches as non-parents. Health is their biggest concern, but believe it or not, college planning is right up there. And they rely heavily on mobile devices for more than you might think. 0 Comments

Google Slaps Marketing Company Portent for Unnatural Links

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Ian Lurie, Chairman and Principal of Seattle-based marketing company Portent, revealed today that his company received a manual spam action notice for unnatural links from Google. His site now can be found on Page 60 of Google. Ian Lurie, Chairman and Principal of Seattle-based marketing company Portent, revealed today that his company received a manual spam action notice for unnatural links from Google. His site now can be found on Page 60 of Google. 0 Comments

How Easy is it to Spam Google Places for Business? The FBI Knows

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A network engineer intentionally created fake business listings for the FBI and Secret Service without them knowing to prove a point to Google once and for all that its business listings on Google Maps had major loopholes and were primed for spam. A network engineer intentionally created fake business listings for the FBI and Secret Service without them knowing to prove a point to Google once and for all that its business listings on Google Maps had major loopholes and were primed for spam. 0 Comments

Google Places Updates Quality Guidelines to Include Business Descriptor

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Google Places for Business recently announced an update to its quality guidelines that allows businesses to add a descriptor to its business name that clarifies what the business is about. Some worry this opens listings up to major spam. Google Places for Business recently announced an update to its quality guidelines that allows businesses to add a descriptor to its business name that clarifies what the business is about. Some worry this opens listings up to major spam. 0 Comments

Google Glass Not Welcome in Seattle Diner

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A Seattle diner has banned its customers from wearing Google Glass, as one visitor found out the hard way when he was asked to remove them or leave. A Seattle diner has banned its customers from wearing Google Glass, as one visitor found out the hard way when he was asked to remove them or leave. 0 Comments

Google Buys Startup Wavii in Move to Boost Knowledge Graph

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Google has acquired news summarization start-up Wavii for more than $30 million. Wavii, which uses natural language processing technology to distil online news into topics the users most care about, confirmed the news in a post on their website. Google has acquired news summarization start-up Wavii for more than $30 million. Wavii, which uses natural language processing technology to distil online news into topics the users most care about, confirmed the news in a post on their website. 0 Comments

Google Penguin Tightens the Noose on Manipulative Link Profiles [Report]

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A new report says that Google's Penguin update is getting stricter. Initially, websites with about 80 percent manipulative links saw their rankings demoted. Now Google Penguin is hitting sites with link profiles composed of 65 percent of bad links. A new report says that Google's Penguin update is getting stricter. Initially, websites with about 80 percent manipulative links saw their rankings demoted. Now Google Penguin is hitting sites with link profiles composed of 65 percent of bad links. 0 Comments

Google Glass Ban Gets Bar Big Publicity

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A "dive bar" in Seattle has banned the augmented reality spectacles to preserve privacy. The bar's owner responded to angry Facebook commenters, arguing that the original post was "mostly humorous" and told them to "get a sense of humor". A "dive bar" in Seattle has banned the augmented reality spectacles to preserve privacy. The bar's owner responded to angry Facebook commenters, arguing that the original post was "mostly humorous" and told them to "get a sense of humor". 0 Comments

Facebook (Finally) Acquires Atlas Advertising Suite From Microsoft

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Facebook announced that it has agreed to acquire Seattle-based Atlas Advertising from Microsoft for an undisclosed amount, in a move that demonstrates how serious the social media giant is getting about digital advertising. Facebook announced that it has agreed to acquire Seattle-based Atlas Advertising from Microsoft for an undisclosed amount, in a move that demonstrates how serious the social media giant is getting about digital advertising. 0 Comments

Website Optimization Basics

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Are your site tasks simple? Is your content easy to read? Are your forms easy to work with? Does your design guide visitors to a goal? Learn how to answer these and many more questions as you journey beyond traditional SEO to site optimization. Are your site tasks simple? Is your content easy to read? Are your forms easy to work with? Does your design guide visitors to a goal? Learn how to answer these and many more questions as you journey beyond traditional SEO to site optimization. 0 Comments

Exploiting Your Current Backlinks and Link Referrals

Link columnist Justilien Gaspard tells you how to take full advantage of your current backlinks while getting referrals to other Web sites that can help promote your business. Link columnist Justilien Gaspard tells you how to take full advantage of your current backlinks while getting referrals to other Web sites that can help promote your business. 0 Comments