Google's struggle with the "right to be forgotten" in Europe, which has meandered through the European court system and been upheld repeatedly therein, finally has some numerical context as Google updated the publicly available information on the requests they have received.
If meteoric growth is any indicator of positive business sentiment, then the latest numbers from IAB suggest that paid advertising is paying off for brands—big time. According to a recent report issued by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the second quarter of 2015 alone generated a record-...
Impacting search results isn’t as simple as it used to be. There are no shortcuts to winning Google's heart but there are still 6 steps you should use to optimize your social profiles for maximum SEO value.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, a privacy agency of the French government has rejected an appeal by Google that the 'right to be forgotten' be limited to just European versions of the search engine.
SEO is the digital God. I mean no offense. I just mean to recognize the almighty power of the Internet. When us mortals need spiritual answers, many seek a higher power. And for grappling with many of the challenges of our daily lives, we put our faith in search engines. The search engine doesn’t come to us. Many forms of marketing do. Or at least they try to. They interrupt us. We generally make them go away. Or we go away. Or we simply ignore them.
Google has been exerting significant effort to improve their search engine. Their new focus is to perfect “intent based” search – how to deliver the “right answer” when a user is looking for something specific via a search engine. This may seem subtle, but it’s a major shift in how a search engine operates, and it’s already changing the game for how people seek out products and services.
Social is based on serendipity, while Search is based on intent. That means while people find things in social media through recommendations and referrals (that they weren't necessarily looking for), people use search engines to find something specific (which usually results in better sales).
Following Instagram's announcement last month of a major upgrade to it's mobile search functionality - making it easier for users to find trending, location and theme based content - the Facebook-owned image platform has unveiled a similar upgrade to its desktop experience.
There was a time when a mobile website, or responsive design, was considered a luxury. Big brands, and tech savvy website owners, were really the only ones that considered it important. The proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and even mobile devices like smartwatches , means that more and more people conduct their online business on mobile devices.
For your website and page content to rank above all others, you have to demonstrate popularity and authority on Google. You have to convince Google that people value and appreciate your content. Google is in the business of organizing information and making it “universally accessible and useful.” It does not want to render unpopular, inaccurate or incomplete search results. Its future depends on it.