Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week. This week, Google My Business released a new agency dashboard that lets business agencies register accounts for an unlimited number of locations, Google introduced a new ad type for people watching YouTube on TVs, Facebook introduced an Analytics app for iOS and Android, and Microsoft announced a new AI-powered marketing product: ‘Microsoft Audience Network’. Google My Business Releases New Agency Dashboard Google My Business is now letting agencies register multiple accounts with the newly-improved agency dashboard launch. The new agency dashboard allows registered agencies to manage an unlimited number of locations, with non-agency accounts still limited to 100 locations. Within this new feature, businesses can create user groups that can manage internal teams and control access to locations. GMB also improved their search functionality to allow more efficient … [Read more...] about This Week in Search: Google My Business Lets Agencies Register Accounts, and More!
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Pure SEO’s This Week In Search series takes a look at the top SEO and SEM news stories from the week. This week is all about the Big G: Google plans on making audio content searchable, confirmed a core algorithm update, released new policies regarding autocomplete predictions, and is facing a canonical negative SEO issue. Google Plans to Search Audio Content In a recent interview, Zack Reneau-Wedeen from Google’s Podcasts team expressed that Google wants to make audio content searchable. “Right now Google is really good at giving you text and video related to your search query. With all the amazing work podcasters are publishing each day, there’s no good reason why audio isn’t a first-class citizen in the same way.” To do this, Google is planning on incorporating podcast metadata into search results. This means that individual podcast episodes have the potential to come up in search results if topics or creators are searched for — … [Read more...] about This Week in Search: Google Plans on Searching Audio Content, and More!
Did you know Google's SafeSearch filter is not set at a site level but rather a URL by URL basis? Google' John Mueller said so at the 39:30 mark into a video when he explained why a domain that was adult in nature is taking so long to be reclassified as not being adult.John said for the SafeSearch filter "the reprocessing once it starts is done on a per URL basis." "You'll probably see some pages kind of be visible, I don't know in the near future, I'm guessing like week or so would probably be a reasonable time and the rest of the pages would kind of bubble up after that," he added.In short, when you buy a domain that was adult oriented and Google labeled it as SafeSearch, it can take some time for Google to remove that classification.Here is the video embed at the start time:Here is the transcript:Question:So we had a reclassification request go through to the Google support team. And we got an email that said that we are our website justlegal.com was showing up under safe search … [Read more...] about Google Safe Search Filter On URL Level
Editor note: Want to help us learn more about the trends for next year? Answer our 10-minute 2017 digital marketing survey and win a $100 Amazon gift card! As we near the end of another year, we begin to set our sights on the year ahead. The search marketing industry continues to evolve rapidly, and there will be no shortage of updates and alterations in 2017. In today’s digital era, you should already be invested in a search marketing campaign. With Google’s heavy reliance on relevance in search, you need to be aware of the latest trends in marketing to ensure you stand out in all aspects of search. Google and other search engines are further understanding search intent, delivering new opportunities for your business to rise to the top of results. For SEO and paid SEM campaigns, take advantage of all search marketing avenues to get your brand in front of as many eyes as possible. Like this year, 2017 will see numerous expansions, including new challenges for marketers and … [Read more...] about Search Marketing: What To Expect in 2017
It’s a bad privacy day for Google, with Privacy International first accusing the company of having the worst privacy performance of any internet service company in a study it has just released and then accusing Google of conducting a smear campaign against it. But if you actually read the report, Privacy International itself comes off bad for putting out a haphazard condemnation of Google. Let’s do the smear campaign accusation first. An Open Letter to Google from the group says that Google is talking to journalists and implying that Privacy International favors Microsoft: Two European journalists have independently told us that Google representatives have contacted them with the claim that “Privacy International has a conflict of interest regarding Microsoft”. I presume this was motivated because Microsoft scored an overall better result than Google in the rankings…. According to our sources, your representative or representatives made particular … [Read more...] about Google Bad On Privacy? Maybe It’s Privacy International’s Report That Sucks