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In aftermath of Trump tweet, Ohioans’ Google search interes…

In aftermath of Trump tweet, Ohioans’ Google search interes…

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Likely thanks in part to attention from President Donald Trump, immigration has emerged as a top-searched political issue in Ohio, according to data compiled by Google in a partnership with cleveland.com. Immigration was Google's second-most frequently searched political topic in Ohio from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22. As it has been for months, health care was by far the state's top-searched issue. But immigration ranked first in Clinton, Highland, Huron, Knox, Lawrence, Monroe, Ottawa, Union, Paulding and Seneca counties -- all but Ottawa are solidly Republican counties. It climbed from second last week, displacing Social Security. Ohio's other top-searched issues include abortion, minimum wage, tariffs and guns. Interest in immigration has spiked in the past few d
Google Notifies Site Owners About Delays With Search Consol…

Google Notifies Site Owners About Delays With Search Consol…

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Hackers Launch ‘Poison Campaigns’ Targeting Search Engines …

Hackers Launch ‘Poison Campaigns’ Targeting Search Engines …

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You can never be too careful when clicking on links while on the Internet, and now scammers are trying to get you to click on what appear to be 2018 midterm election-related links.Bleepingcomputer.com has reported on what they call an “SEO poisoning campaign” to encourage people to click on keywords associated with the midterm elections, terms such as "midterm 2018 election predictions" or "midterm election 2018 polls." But when they click on the links, they’re redirected to sites that have nothing to do with the election. Instead, these sites are scams, adult sites, and pop-up windows that try to get you to download software onto your computer.Bleepingcomputer.com explains: SEO poisoning is when attackers create malicious sites or hack legitimate ones in order to generate pages that p
Google Search Console reporting currently delayed

Google Search Console reporting currently delayed

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Google posted on Twitter Friday morning that some of their reports within Google Search Console are currently delayed more than their normal two-days. “Some Search Console reports are currently a bit more delayed due to issues in the reporting pipeline,” the company said. This has no impact on your search rankings, this is just a reporting issue. Which reports are delayed? Specifically, the AMP, Rich Results / Structured Data, Hreflang, Index Coverage, and Mobile Usability reports are all delayed according to Google. I will say that I did check several of these reports, and not all of them are delayed. For example, while the mobile usability and AMP reports are both a week old, the index coverage report is only two days delayed, which is the normal expected
Amazon Tops in Product Search, but Can It Keep Growing? — …

Amazon Tops in Product Search, but Can It Keep Growing? — …

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Google dominates the search market with a better than 90% share, but when it comes to actually buying something, more often than not, people begin their search on Amazon.com's (NASDAQ:AMZN) website. Data from Jumpshot shows that as recently as 2015, the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) search engine led with 54% of all product searches beginning in its search bar, with Amazon in second at 46%. However, three years later, the positions have reversed, and now 54% start on Amazon and 46% on Google. While Amazon might be on top, there are signs that others in the space are also making headway. Image sourc...
Google building search engine that satisfies Chinese censor…

Google building search engine that satisfies Chinese censor…

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Google on Monday confirmed a secretive project that's been fueling an employee-led backlash for weeks at the company: an effort to build a version of its search engine that complies with China's online censorship regime.The project, code-named Dragonfly, is not only real but is already performing to the satisfaction of top Google executives. And it could pave the way for Google to reenter China's online search market after nearly a decade."If Google were to operate in China, what would it look like? What queries will we be able to serve?" chief executive Sundar Pichai said during an event hosted by Wired on Monday night. "It turns out we'll be able to serve well over 99 percent of the queries."The announcement could prompt more questions from U.S. policymakers, some of whom ...
Google Search Algorithm Updates Impact All Sites

Google Search Algorithm Updates Impact All Sites

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Google's John Mueller said that most Google Search algorithm updates will have an impact on every site, even if the site did not see any ranking changes. John said on Twitter "our algorithms generally affect all sites in the search results, though not all of them might see changes in how they're shown in search." The example given by John is when "a complicated calculation might end up with a 0 as a result." Thus that site was impacted by the calculation resulted in a zero and thus didn't move things too much.But yes, when Google does these algorithm updates, all sites should be impacted but many sites won't see an impact directly in the search results.In fact, in most cases, Google says most sites do not see any changes or notice and fluctuations. Here is John's tweet:Our algor...