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Google Brings Google Lens Visual Search to its iOS App

Google Brings Google Lens Visual Search to its iOS App

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Massive fake review attack has big impact on small business…

Massive fake review attack has big impact on small business…

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The Local SEO community was recently plagued with a massive fake review attack that impacted small businesses globally. A collection of 37 profiles left over 3 million fake 4-star ratings. By the time Google removed them all about five days later, the average profile had left over 81,000 ratings for various businesses. Who is behind it? At this point, we have no idea who initiated the attack. Most of the profiles have Vietnamese usernames but the majority of the ratings were left for SMBs in the USA.   Who did it impact? Jason Brown and several other members of our Google Product Experts group tracked reports that came in from the Google My Business forum and on Twitter.  Although we managed to put together a list of at least 257 businesses that were impac
Sneakers Agency Helps The Infatuation Take Ownership of Zag…

Sneakers Agency Helps The Infatuation Take Ownership of Zag…

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Sneakers Agency was truly honored to be selected by The Infatuation to help them take over ownership of the Zagat mobile apps from Google. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 09, 2018 Sneakers Agency, an independent digital agency based in Soho, New York, announced that it worked with The Infatuation to help them take over ownership of Zagat's mobile apps from Google. In working with The Infatuation, Sneakers Agency took on the complex challenge of migrating the Zagat mobile apps to a new back-end service managed by The Infatuation while insuring a seamless upgrade experience for Zagat mobile...
PlayStation bad news could mean good news for Xbox and Swit…

PlayStation bad news could mean good news for Xbox and Swit…

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PlayStation bad news could mean good news for Xbox and Switch in 2019 at E3 Games show (Pic: GETTY) A new SEO tool has revealed that the world’s largest video gaming expo, E3, boosted site visibility for PlayStation more than it did for rivals Nintendo and Xbox in 2018.If it's not clear this is actually pretty bad news for Sony since they will be skipping next year's E3, ditching both the traditional booth and press conference.It is sure to have a significant negative impact on both the company and console, whilst also providing a positive boost for both of the companies major console rivals."The SEOCompare tool allows businesses to compare how well their website can be found in the search results on Google in relation to their competitors." a spokesperson explained."During E3 2018 a
Stop Neglecting Your SEO and Get Yourself to the Front Page…

Stop Neglecting Your SEO and Get Yourself to the Front Page…

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Does the thought of SEO produce in you a mixture of fear and confusion? It's time to stop putting it on the back burner and get your photography website noticed on the front page of Google with these SEO tips. Corey Potter is somewhat of an SEO Guru. I first heard about him through a fantastic podcast from Andrew Hellmich called "PhotobizXposed." I was impressed with how he explained SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies specifically for photographers in an uncomplicated and practical way. To be honest, SEO is one thing that I have struggled with. It's not that it's super difficult, but it is something that you have to be so consistent with, and I am more of a sporadic, think about it every other month kind of girl. That's why I found this video so refreshing, because even thou...
Ensure better search engine rankings with SEO Audit

Ensure better search engine rankings with SEO Audit

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By doing a regular SEO audit to determine the visibility and potential of a website's search engine performance. Photo: PixabayJOHANNESBURG – Ever wondered how to ensure better search engine rankings? The answer is simple, by doing a regular SEO audit to determine the visibility and potential of a website's search engine performance. It also helps businesses keep their websites up-to-date with the latest trends in search engine marketing and ahead of their competitors. The SEO environment is ever changing, what works today may not work tomorrow. Google is constantly changing its ranking algorithm in accordance with new search patterns and an audit will therefore help businesses stay relevant. A comprehensive SEO audit is the fastest, most efficient way to determine why a website isn'
The Creepy Line review | documentary on tech giants and cen…

The Creepy Line review | documentary on tech giants and cen…

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“An eye-opening documentary, The Creepy Line reveals the stunning degree to which society is manipulated by Google and Facebook and blows the lid off the remarkably subtle - hence powerful - manner in which they do it.”The Creepy Line is a movie documentary which tries to build the case that Google and Facebook manipulate search results and trending news content with a bias against right-wing and conservative ideas, values, and politics.As such, it plays directly into conservative American paranoia about Silicon Valley liberal elites playing god with the ubiquitous technology they serve to billions of people every hour of every day.The Creepy Line is directed by M.A. Taylor, also known for Clinton Cash: Everything is for Sale, Hillary: The Movie, and Hype: The Obama Effect.The film
Majority of Publishers See Much Lowe Facebook Traffic Now v…

Majority of Publishers See Much Lowe Facebook Traffic Now v…

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Facebook organic reach is dying.Facebook organic reach is dead.If you want any traffic from Facebook, you have to pay for it.We’ve been hearing variations on the above themes for a while now from marketers, brands, and publishers who have watched a flood of organic traffic become a trickle over the years.This has been due, in part, to:Higher competition (more brands/publishers are posting more content).More clickbait (more competition has made brands/publishers use outlandish or misleading headlines).Algorithm changes meant to show less of the above and more from friends and family.Facebook puts a premium on connecting people with their friends and family. This element is a major part of Facebook’s News Feed Values.The social media platform also recognizes that people expect their feeds
Google is Adding Personalized Audio News Feeds to Assistant

Google is Adding Personalized Audio News Feeds to Assistant

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What we learned when Google deindexed our site for a day

What we learned when Google deindexed our site for a day

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Last Friday, Google mistakenly delisted Search Engine Land from its index and search results. That meant none of our pages showed up in Google search — none. Fortunately, we were able to get a response from Google on Friday morning. We were told that its “system misidentified the site as being hacked” and thus was mistakenly removed from the index. Google said it had caught and fixed the issue on its end early that morning, removing the hack classification. However, our site didn’t return to the index at around 5:30 p.m. that evening. The irony of a website dedicated to covering search engine marketing getting accidentally delisted by Google was not lost on us (or the community). Following are more details on what happened, how Google responded to our follo