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Google announces Accelerated Mobile Pages for ads

Utilizing ‘Fast Fetch’ ad request and rendering, ads served on AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) will now be faster, and potentially will improve viewability rates. Yesterday, Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) group announced enhancements to ads served in AMP. Specifically, the project has entered phase two of its three-phase plan for supporting comprehensive […]

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Google has been trying to help Publishers make more money

Google effort appears to be a modified version of existing tools and approaches with some new, unspecified wrinkles. Google has always been treated by the news industry as a kind of frenemy. Many news organizations have a tortured history with Google, including some who’ve successfully lobbied against Google in Europe. Yet for roughly […]

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Google allow free-calling via Google Home

At Google I/O, the company announced that it was going to allow calling via Google Home. Now, Mountain View is rolling out the capability for the US and Canada in English, with Canadian French coming soon. The device will permit calling to your Google contacts and businesses by voice alone. Alexa devices […]

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AMP testing tool in the Google search results

Yesterday we reported that Google added a mobile page testing tool to search, right in the search results page. In April, Google added a submit URL box to the search results. Now I am seeing an AMP testing tool in the Google search results. Go to Google and search for [amp page test] or something […]

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Beta Google Search Console Release

As you know, Google is working on a brand new look and feel and much more in a beta Google Search Console release where we posted screen shots. We even shared the beta URL, if you are in the beta the URL will work, if not, it won’t. Now, Google’s John Mueller released more details about […]

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Tool from LocalSEOGuide tracks changes to local listings on Google

LocalSEOGuide is releasing a new Google My Business monitoring tool called “Locadium.” It’s conceptually similar to other local listings monitoring services; however it’s exclusively focused on Google My Business (GMB). Yext, Moz, Brandify, Vendasta, BrightLocal, SIMPartners, Chatmeter, among others, also provide local listings scans and monitoring. However, according to LocalSEOGuide founder Andrew […]

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Google Instant Would Kill SEO

Yesterday, I broke the news that Google Instant has been disabled and Google no longer will show you search results as you type. Google Instant launched in September 2010 as was coined the future of the search results page. It basically showed you search results as you typed in an instant. It was really […]

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Google Metrics Reporting in the Search Analytics Tool

  It’s not a bug, it is a new feature, says Google, referring to the change in some of the metrics reporting in the Search Analytics tool. Google has informed us that they have updated how they measure the metrics they report in Google Search Console’s Search Analytics report specifically […]

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Bug in the Google Search Console

If your metrics have gone awry since July 13, don’t panic. It may just be a bug. The Google Search Console seems to have a bug in their Search Analytics report, specifically with the average position metric. Many webmasters are claiming the average position metric in the search analytics report has taken […]

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Using The Bold Tag on Your Text to Google

Since the early days of SEO, SEOs have been looking for anything to tweak on page to impact their rankings – including using the bold tag on your text. If you want to emphasis words on your page, you bold them on the web and they stand out. But does that give you a little more […]

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