Search Engines

One Stunning Example Shows the Sort of Company Google Really Is (the Sort of Not So Nice Company, That Is) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It was the company built on saintliness.<p>It insisted it would do no evil, but instead would make the world such a lovely place that even the birds would be singing Google's praises.<p>Yet here we are, …

Money

How to Take Your Link Building Into Your Local Community

It’s hard to separate community engagement from link building.<p>Instead of prescribing to traditional marketing rules, I strive to integrate community …

Marketing

How to Double Your Traffic with YouTube & Video SEO – Webinar Rebroadcast

Video traffic is growing rapidly. In fact, a recent Cisco study predicts that by 2021, 80 percent of global Internet consumption will be video …

Marketing

Today I learned: Duck.com redirects to Google, much to DuckDuckGo's annoyance (update)

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be Google, right?<p>Until today, if you typed duck.com into your browser right now and smacked the enter key, you'd see google.com appear.<p>Weird, huh? Particularly considering that there <i>is</i> a search engine known for ducks, and it's not Google at …

Technology

Adobe Looks To Automate Attribution Models

Adobe began rolling out its Attribution IQ platform on Friday; it allows marketers to choose from 10 attribution models on one dashboard. The future …

Search Engine Marketing

Google says it got duck.com after buying video compression startup On2 in 2010; will now redirect domain to a page with links to DuckDuckGo, Wikipedia, and more

DuckDuckGo

Tech Giants Join Forces For Data Transfer Project

A new open-source initiative called the Data Transfer Project has brought together several unlikely tech giants.<p>Announcements today from Google, …

Search Engine Marketing

Microsoft Sees Big Gains, But Not From Bing

One report suggested Microsoft "blew minds" on Wall Street after Microsoft reported fourth-quarter 2018 fiscal year financial results on Thursday: …

Search Engine Marketing

Microsoft Soars In The Cloud

With Microsoft’s head in the cloud, so also is investor sentiment as the company that rose to dominance on the ubiquity of its operating systems and …

Search Engine Marketing

Voice Tech In Personal Life Tops Business Use: Study

Voice-activated technology may be catching on faster in personal life than in professional work, according to a new study.<p>While nearly half (45%) of …

Search Engine Marketing

Amazon PPC Challenges Google Ads

A study of billions of dollars in Pay Per Click (PPC) expenditures reveals insights into spending trends, particularly between the platforms hosted …

AdWords

3 Easy Steps to Make Your Content Work Harder

Businesses of all sizes are investing more time, resources, and money into content creation than ever before.<p>Almost every organization that I speak …

Marketing

Vivaldi now includes Qwant, a search engine that respects your privacy | Vivaldi Browser

The Internet, already woven into our daily lives in business and at home, is powerful in its ability to give us access to vast amounts of …

Software

Optimize Your Optimization: Getting the Most from SEO on Your Website

Most search engine users click on one of the top five items appearing on the search engine results page.<p>Most search engine users click onone of the top five items appearing on the search engine results page. That's a sobering thought. You can be the best at what you do, and the best at saying why, …

SEO

The Morning Risk Report: Google Fine Spotlights Differing Regulatory Approaches of EU, U.S.

By<p>Ben DiPietro<p>Ben DiPietro<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Good morning. The €4.34 billion ($5.06 billion) fine levied by the European Union against Alphabet Google highlights the differences with the U.S. in how the two regions view their roles in antitrust regulation, said an attorney who …

European Union

Microsoft, Namogoo Develop Software To Track Data Collection Services

Microsoft and Namogoo jointly developed a software model allowing brands, businesses and publishers to track third- and fourth-party services …

Search Engine Marketing

Google, Gulf to gift SMEs digital skills

Gulf African Bank (GAB) will partner with Google to train owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in digital skills to enable them to …

Small Business

News Roundup (June 19, 2018)

<b>About Gary Price</b><p>Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington …

Librarianship

American companies paid significantly more on average for every data breach in 2018 than companies in any other country

As we've seen over the course of the last few years alone, companies in the US have have had a particularly difficult time dealing with the …

Security

Power Games | Financial Times

Google reacted angrily to the EU’s record €4.3bn antitrust fine over its Android operating system. Margrethe Vestager, the EU competition chief, said …

Mobile Devices

Amazon Prime Day Purchases Show Growth In Mobile

Amazon’s Prime Day is known for giving members the best deals on a variety of products, but it could also be the company’s entrance into reaching …

eCommerce

Exits: Apple Head Of Search, Siri Cofounder Step Down

Vipul Ved Prakash, an entrepreneur who founded Topsy Labs, a search and analytics company acquired by Apple in 2013, has left Apple, where he headed …

Search Engine Marketing

Last-Minute Digital Video Ads Drive Live Sports Viewership

According to a new study from comScore and Google, digital video advertising and search advertising can drive increased tune-in to live sports.<p>In …

Search Engine Marketing

Marketers Spent 165% More On Amazon Sponsored Product Ads In Q2

Performance-marketing agency Merkle on Thursday released its Q2 2018 Digital Marketing Report (DMR) analyzing trends across paid and organic search, …

Google Shopping

Instagram Shows Users When Friends Are Online by @MattGSouthern

With a recent update to Instagram, the app will now show users when people they’ve direct messaged are online.The post Instagram Shows Users When …

Social Media

Reprise Adds U.S. GM Role, Hires Industry Vet Marquardt To Fill It

Interpublic’s performance media marketing agency Reprise has appointed Renee Marquardt general manager of U.S. region. The role is new.<p>The …

Search Engine Marketing

Child Abuse Study Group Fined For Email Breach

A group that studies child sexual abuse has been fined £200,000 by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for identifying possible victims in …

Search Engine Marketing

Google My Business Sends Notifications When New Listings Go Live

Google My Business has started sending notifications when new listings go live on the web.<p>A representative from Google announced this update, while …

Google

YouTube Shows Searchable Hashtags Above Video Titles

YouTube now displays hashtags on videos that can help users search for and discover other videos about the same topics.<p>Currently, hashtags appear on …

Social Media

SEO 101 – How It Can Help Your Business? [Infographic]

Brand visibility and online presence are two of the most critical success factors in today’s increasingly competitive business environment. Gone are …

Digital Marketing