3 Recent Google Changes You May Have Missed This Week

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One of Google’s strengths is that the company is always adapting its products to fit the changing needs of consumers and business owners. However, with Google’s sheer number of products and services, along with all the changes Google is constantly making, it’s hard for people to stay up-to-date with the latest Google news. Here are three Google news tidbits from the past week that you may have missed. New Guidelines for Quality Raters To combat some of the negative issues … Continue reading

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Google to Bring News Feed Feature to Google App and Chrome Browser

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Many people may not remember that over five years ago, Google had an iGoogle service that gave viewers snippets of news clips and the like on their personalized Google home page. The iGoogle service met its end in 2012, where it was replaced by the Google Now app for mobile. Now, Google is retiring the Google Now name and bringing back some of the old iGoogle features to create a personalized news feed for users of the Google App. The … Continue reading

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Google Announces Plan to Use Credit Card Data to Measure Ad Effectiveness Offline

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One of the hardest things to do in online marketing is showing the effect online content has on in-store sales. This problems is faced by all forms of advertising. Customer rarely go to a business and tell the business owner they are shopping for items they saw on a television commercial during the second ad break for CSI: Miami. This is why advertisers and marketers have had to use proxies like clicks to the website, circulation numbers and other kinds … Continue reading

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Google and Facebook Make Changes to Tackle Annoying Content on Platforms

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Social media, SEO and online advertising have made it possible for content creators to more easily make money than it was in the past. People can write articles that can be placed on a self-owned website, the link promoted through Facebook or Google, and the website owner can reap the benefits in ad revenue. Unfortunately, this set of circumstances give some people an incentive to use unscrupulous practices to get views and gain traffic. Over the last few weeks, Google … Continue reading

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Google to Start Labeling More Non-HTTPS as “Non Secure” Starting in October

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There are more than 1 billion computers around the world currently using the Chrome browser. And as many recent studies have shown, many consumers are very concerned about online security. When taken together, it makes sense that business owners are paying attention to plan to include “not secure” site labels on the websites without HTTPS starting in October. In just the past year, there have been several situations where business owners and consumers have had their data stolen or website … Continue reading

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8 Recent Google Updates and Changes Marketers Should Know About

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Google’s dominance of search requires them to be ever diligent and constantly improving. This is a double-edged sword for business owners. On the one hand, it means that they must constantly update and improve their own sites. However, most of the changes and updates Google makes create new marketing opportunities for business owners who know about the changes and take advantage of them. Here are eight recent changes and updates that happened to Google during April that marketers should know … Continue reading

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Google Begins Penalizing Mobile Sites for Instrusive Interstitials

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With content marketing, the content that catches the consumer’s attention is rarely the end goal. Normally, a blog post or viral video was created to showcase something else to the consumer, such as a specific business or other marketing goal. This is why it’s common to see ads, banners, sign-up boxes and more on pages with content marketing materials. However, this can be a problem for mobile devices. When you have a screen that’s only inches in size, attempts to … Continue reading

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Google Plans New Label for Sites With Insecure Password Systems

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Providing proper security for websites has become an increasingly important challenge for small business owners. Over the past few years, we have seen multiple situations where insecure websites for small businesses leaked information that can be used by malicious parties. As this will certainly be a problem for years to come, Google has taken a proactive solution to convince website owners to update their websites. In 2017, Google will start labeling in search results when websites have unsecured logins when … Continue reading

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Google Launches Click to Message Feature for Google AdWords

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One of the biggest advantages of the information age is the ability to quickly communicate with just about anyone, anywhere, almost instantly. While this is great for keeping up with family and friends, there’s also a huge potential benefit for business owners. Faster communication opens new avenues for customer service and sales channels. And Google plans to add a new way to use faster communication for businesses, by being able to talk to brands through their ads. To explain it … Continue reading

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Google Announces Separate Index for Mobile Sites to Launch “Within Months”

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Over the past few years, Google has steadily increased their focus on mobile search and providing the best experience for people checking the internet from smartphones or tablets. This can be seen in the development of a separate search algorithm for mobile search, as well as using mobile friendliness as a ranking factor. During a recent conference, Google revealed that they were planning something even bigger for mobile search, a separate index. During an event at Pubcon, Google’s Gary Illyes … Continue reading

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