A brief history of Google’s most important local search updates

Deciphering the Google algorithm can sometimes feel like an exercise in futility. The search engine giant has made many changes over the years, keeping digital marketers on their toes and continually moving the goalposts on SEO best practices. Google’s continuous

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Google expanding Attribution beta to hundreds more advertisers

Earlier this year, Google announced a new product that generated a lot of buzz among advertisers: Google Attribution. This new platform is slated to help marketers see how higher and mid-funnel interactions impact conversions and tame the cross-device, cross-channel conundrum.

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Search in Pics: Danny Sullivan the Noogler, Google’s upside down room, a Google Sukkah & more

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. Danny

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4 common mistakes that tank responsive mobile conversion

About a decade ago, almost everyone who accessed the internet used a desktop computer. Just two screen sizes accounted for 77% of all web usage in 2006. This pattern has completely shifted. Research by mobify.com found that today, ten screen

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How Links in Headers, Footers, Content, and Navigation Can Impact SEO – Whiteboard Friday

Which link is more valuable: the one in your nav, or the one in the content of your page? Now, how about if one of those in-content links is an image, and one is text? Not all links are created

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3 Kissmetrics Populations Content Marketers Can Use to Measure Marketing and Retention

Content is basically infinite. Run a Google search for a/b testing and you can spend the rest of your life reading about it. So in this proliferation of content, it’s retention, attention, and engagement that are key for content marketers.

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Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) conquer the competition for shoe retailer

In the highly competitive footwear vertical, no season matters more than late summer, when shoppers spend $27 billion on supplies and clothing for the coming school year. According to the Deloitte back-to-school survey for 2017, some 55 percent of that

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Google AdWords to roll out ‘parallel tracking’ to speed up mobile landing page delivery

Google’s been working to speed up mobile web experiences on several fronts, AMP being the most visible of these efforts. On Wednesday, the company announced a change to the way it will handle tracking parameters appended to AdWords landing page

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SearchCap: Bing Ads new overview, Pinterest search ads & RIP Link Moses

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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Get visitors to your landing page faster with parallel tracking

As technology enables more assistive experiences, consumer’s expectations for seamless web experiences are now higher than ever before. In fact, a one second delay in mobile page load can decrease conversions up to 20%.1 But when someone clicks an ad

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