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  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, the mysterious “Google Posts” feature has made another return to the SERP, this time with GIFs and videos – could it be here to stay? Plus, why marketers aren’t investing in the hottest new technologies as much as you might think; and Google announces a n ...

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  • How to turn off ad tracking in Google, Bing and Yahoo!

    We all know that our favorite search engines track and collect a lot of data about us in order to personalize our experience the results – and the ads – that they serve us. But that kind of tracking might not always be welcome, especially when it means that you have ads following you around the internet from a site where you bought a gift for a friend once, or for pregnancy pr ...

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  • Study: How valuable is it to have keywords in your domain URL?

    There have been a number of debates over the years about the SEO value of having keywords in your domain URL. In a 2009 Google Webmaster video, Google’s then-head of web spam Matt Cutts confirmed that from a pure ranking standpoint, “it does help a little bit to have keywords in the URL”. More recently, Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller stated in a Google Webmaster Centra ...

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  • How to get started with 360-degree content for VR

    Once a time and resource-heavy exercise, creating and embedding 360 degree imagery has become much cheaper and easier over the past couple of years. The advent of mobile apps that can take 360-degree photographs, or ‘photo spheres’, has made creating 360-degree images accessible to those without specialized equipment.

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  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, we look at why Google has brought emoji back to the SERP after initially banishing them in 2015, and whether marketers should be taking advantage. And in advertising news, YouTube has announced the impending demise of its least popular ad format, Google ...

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  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, Pinterest’s acquisition of Google’s former image search lead, Randy Keller, as Head of Search shows how serious the social network is about visual search; and Twitter’s Q4 earnings have raised questions about the company’s long-term prospects.

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  • Five most interesting search news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, we’ve got the latest on a strange glitch appearing in Google’s mobile search, a new beta search engine launched by Creative Commons, and the decline of brand hashtags in Super Bowl ads.

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  • What’s been going on with Google’s mobile indexing?

    Back in October, Google announced the impending rollout of a mobile-first search index, a sure to be massive overhaul of the way Google indexes its search results which has had SEOs scrambling to prepare their businesses. In fairly typical Google fashion, a few months on from the announcement, we’re still no closer to a definitive date on when the change will take place.

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  • Four most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, Instagram Stories is draining the life from the very Snapchat feature that inspired it; publishers are losing patience with walled gardens; and paid ads may soon be coming to voice search – what does this mean for the user experience? Ads are now a billi ...

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  • What can we learn from the winners and losers of organic search in 2016?

    Who were the winners and losers of organic search in 2016? For the third year in a row, Searchmetrics has published its annual Winners and Losers Report, which reveals how certain sites fared in organic search visibility on Google.com over the course of 2016. Searchmetrics’ analysis is based on the ‘SEO Visibility’ of each website, an indicator developed by Searchmetrics to m ...

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  • Six most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, we’ve got a bumper crop of stories from the search and marketing industry, including the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative’s acquisition of an AI-powered search engine, new ad-targeting features on YouTube, the most popular emoji on Instagram, and the news that ...

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  • Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered search engine Meta

    The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the $45 billion philanthropic organisation founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, has made its first acquisition – of a search engine. The Initiative announced on Monday that it would be acquiring Meta, a scientific search engine that uses artificial intelligence to make connections between research papers.

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  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, Amazon is wooing Prime subscribers with a new, exclusive credit card, brand interest in Snapchat may not be as high as it seems, and the privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is on the up-and-up, reaching a record of 14 million anonymous searches in one day.

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  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, Larry Kim peers into his crystal ball to make some outlandish predictions for SEO in 2017; Facebook is preparing to flip the switch on a mid-roll video ad offering that will share revenue with users; and – here’s a name you probably weren’t expecting to ...

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  • Five most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. And a happy 2017 to all of our Search Engine Watch readers! This week, we’ve got a health-conscious New Year’s update from Bing, a new AI-powered search engine which is transforming scientific research, and a look at why the fake information epidemic could be damag ...

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  • Four most important search marketing news stories of the week

    Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of search marketing and beyond. This week, we look at a new feature by Instagram that models itself on Facebook; moves by Google to tackle ‘non-authoritative’ sites which rank too highly; and an upcoming change which will make AMP content easier to link to.

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