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  • Google & Bing increase the file size limit of Sitemaps files

    Both Google and Bing announced jointly that they have increased the file size limit of Sitemaps files from 10MB to 50MB. That means, the uncompressed version must now be under 50MB, no longer under 10MB. Fabrice Canel, Principal Program Manager at Bing, said “while most sitemaps are under this 10 MB file limit, these days, our systems occasionally encounter sitemaps exceeding this limit.

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  • The trouble with truth

    …Do search engines and other content distribution platforms have a responsibility to present information that is true? Columnist Janet Driscoll Miller discusses the issues surrounding this question. The post The trouble with truth appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article…

    Janet Driscoll Miller/ Search Engine Land- 57 readers -
  • US Presidential election data: searcher intent vs. demographic polling

    … and prediction was wrong. Well, all but one. In the weeks leading up to the election, as polls showed Hillary Clinton leading by a cumulative average of three percentage points or more, Donald Trump was quietly garnering 58 percent of intent-driven Google search queries related to the two candidates. If that doesn’t sound particularly significant…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 7 readers -
  • Google adds what’s on TV soon to search results

    … Google has added a new section to the knowledge panel for what is “on TV soon.” If you search for your favorite television shows, Google may show you the next airing of that show, what network it is on and what time it is playing. In addition, it will list the exact episode that will be playing and share the knowledge graph around that episode…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 6 readers -
  • Google retiring Map Maker to speed up the Maps editing process

    … the millions of edits the Map Maker community has contributed over the years and encourage them to continue adding their local knowledge to Google Maps through our recently launched contribution channels and by joining the growing community of Local Guides. In 2015 Google Maps and Map Maker were subjected to a rash of map vandalism and other mischief. Google…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 8 readers -
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