Archive for February, 2016

Head of Wikimedia Resigns After Search Engine Plans Leak

The recent leak of documents which detail Wikimedia Foundation’s plans to build a search engine have led to the resignation its executive director, Lila Tretikov. Tretikov has announced her resignation in a letter to Wikimedia and its community of volunteers.

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Google Search Console Not Showing Your AMP Pages? Here’s Why

Google’s John Mueller responded to a question on Google+ from a concerned individual asking why Search Console hasn’t yet found their site’s AMP pages. The short answer is because “abrupt changes take time to be visible in Search Console.” If

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Strengthening our commitment to racial justice

I started working with Dr. Carl Mack when I took an engineering internship in my hometown of Seattle. But it wasn’t long before my internship took me in a completely different direction. The city was on high alert in the

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How Community Outreach Can Boost Customer Acquisition & Retention

Strategies for boosting customer retention and fostering customer loyalty abound. But among companies that seek to build, sustain, and grow their customer relationships, few seem to talk about community outreach. It’s kind of understandable. In a marketing climate that’s increasingly

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Prioritizing Local Search Profile Listings: 2 Methods

Undertaking local listing management can be a daunting task. We all understand the importance of standard local listing management: update your local listing profile on a variety of websites to ensure visibility in the world of local search. Simple enough. The challenge

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Search In Pics: Coca Cola Google Cardboard, Googley Volvo & Animated Google Sign

In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. View

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Google Confirms Review Stars’ Mysterious Disappearance In Search Results Was A Bug

Earlier this week, we reported that the review stars began dropping out of the Google search results. Within 24 hours of that report, the review stars started showing up again in the Google search results. This morning, in a Hangout,

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Connecting Demographics To Search Queries

Advertising in search is often difficult to conceptualize for many brands because of how different the live auction and targeting methodology is compared with traditional media planning and buying. Media strategies are built on market research, which always includes target

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Google: AMP Not Yet A Search Ranking Signal

John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analysts, said this morning in a Google Hangout, at the 15:50 mark into the video, that AMP is not yet a ranking signal in the Google search ranking algorithm. We reported in December that

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Google App Updates Will Include New Animations & Ability To Change Google Logo Colors

According to a report on 9to5Google.com, a new update to the Google App will include new animations within Now on Tap, as well as make it possible for users to change the color of the Google logo displayed above the

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