Archive for April, 2016

8 Old School SEO Practices That Are No Longer Effective – Whiteboard Friday

[Estimated read time: 14 minutes] Are you guilty of living in the past? Using methods that were once tried-and-true can be alluring, but it can also prove dangerous to your search strategy. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand spells out eight

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Microsoft blocks Google Chrome & other browsers from Cortana in latest Windows 10 release

Sorry, Google. You, Firefox, Opera and anyone else with a web browser that competes with Microsoft’s Edge will no longer be able to work within Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10. Microsoft buried the news today in a blog post

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With relaunch Jelly makes another run at Q&A-style “social search”

With a pledge to bring “humanity” back to search, Jelly has relaunched. The Q&A app, or social-search engine if you prefer, originally launched in 2014 and met with limited adoption. Following a refresh and work under the hood, the site/app

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SearchCap: Google Maps controls, shopping ads & more

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at

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Why Your Sales and Marketing Stack Needs a Solid Foundation

Imagine the best pancakes you’ve ever had. What made them work? They likely started with a solid recipe of core ingredients, then added just the right blend of proprietary variations to make an unforgettable short stack. But it all started

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How to help your sales team close more paid search leads

For many companies, the goal of their paid search campaigns is to generate leads. As marketers, we work hard to get qualified leads to our sales team for the lowest cost possible. But the problem is, a successful paid search campaign doesn’t just produce cheap

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Google Maps now with keyboard based navigation controls

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at

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This year’s Founders' Letter

Every year, Larry and Sergey write a Founders’ Letter to our stockholders updating them with some of our recent highlights and sharing our vision for the future. This year, they decided to try something new. – Ed. In August, I

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This year’s Founders' Letter

Every year, Larry and Sergey write a Founders’ Letter to our stockholders updating them with some of our recent highlights and sharing our vision for the future. This year, they decided to try something new. – Ed. In August, I

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Google Shopping ads so hot right now: the meteoric rise of PLAs

Google Product Listing Ads have been around quite a while, having rolled out to all US advertisers in 2011. Since then, we’ve seen incredible growth of the format, which accounted for 43 percent of all retailers’ Google search ad clicks

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