Google’s Two Pronged Approach To Search Spam: Ignore vs Penalize

We’ve known for some time now that Google sometimes selects to ignore spam and sometimes selects to penalize the spam (i.e. devalues vs demotes). The topic came up again when we covered how Gary from Google talked about how they ignore Forbe’s link spam…

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Google Animated Logo For ICC Champions Trophy 2017

You can now play cricket on the Google home page in the United States. It is for the ICC Champions trophy and it is pretty fun. Truth is, I never played cricket and I have no clue what to do outside of just swing the bat, but it is fun nevertheless…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 12, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web…

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Google Explains What Near Duplicate Content Is

Google’s Gary Illyes explained what he meant is the term “near duplicate content.” Gary posted it on Twitter saying near duplicate content can be thought of as “a piece of content that was slightly changed…

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Bing Visual Search

Earlier this month, Bing announced a new feature within image search to do visual searches based on selecting portions of an image that comes up in your image search results…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 9, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web…

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Google Expands Reach Of Featured Snippets In European Regions

The folks at RankRanger posted on Twitter that their Google features tracking tool noticed massive increases in the chances a featured snippet will show up at the top of the Google search results in many European regions…

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Google Posts Now Within Google My Business

Maulik Panchal shared a screen shot on Twitter of the Google Posts feature, which enables businesses, organizations and personalities to share information in more real time within the knowledge panel in Google search…

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Google Local Panel Tests Three Tabs: Overview, Rates & Reviews

Just a couple days ago, Google rolled out the two tab local panel interface where you would be able to toggle between the business’s overview and reviews right in the search results.

Now… Google is testing showing three tabs for hotel listings…

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