SEO

Google removes ads from right side of search results In 2016, Google removed ads from the right side of its desktop search results (with two exceptions: Product Listing Ad boxes and Knowledge panel ads) in all languages, worldwide. Google Ads would only appear at the top and/or bottom of the page. An additional ad (so,
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Yahoo stops using Google search In 2004, Yahoo stopped using Google’s web search results and rolled out its own new index and ranking system. Although Yahoo had purchased Inktomi in December 2002, Yahoo opted to build its own web search engine. Yahoo still relied on Google for image search and and News search was a
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In 2004, SEO as a discipline was perceived as some kind of dark art performed behind the scenes. This “SEO voodoo” had minimal effect on a website and nothing to do with the actual business. Some people bought some links on more or less shady corners of the web and miraculously the Google rankings shot
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You can have authoritative and helpful content, with ultra-fast page speed scores and keyword relevance and flawless UX across devices, and you might still leave yourself open to competitors boxing you out for traffic. How? Well, have you thought about website architecture lately? We’ve all seen plenty of examples of old Frankenstein sites that have
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Google penalizes JCPenney for link scheme In 2011, JCPenney was caught engaging in link schemes and, as a result, found itself on the receiving end of a Google penalty. The New York Times was apparently perplexed by how well jcpenney.com ranked in organic search for practically everything the retailer sold. So they asked someone familiar
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Yahoo officially rejects Microsoft In 2008, rumor became reality as Yahoo rejected Microsoft’s $45 billion bid to buy Yahoo. The company concluded that the proposal substantially undervalued Yahoo and was not in the best interests of Yahoo and its stockholders. Microsoft basically rejected Yahoo’s rejection, calling it “unfortunate” and pledging to “pursue all necessary steps”
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Microsoft has just announced six new products and features for this month. Let’s dive in. Expansion into 34 additional markets Recently, Microsoft Advertising announced its expansion into 34 additional markets, bringing the total number of markets served to 164 globally. The 34 latest markets now available to all Microsoft Advertising customers include: American Samoa, Anguilla,
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Video game platforms have come a long way since the days of Atari. Nowadays, platforms have become more versatile, accessible, and interactive, offering players an ever-increasing range of experiences and options. Whether you’re a player, developer, or advertiser, here are several options of the most popular game platforms to get you started.  This is the
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Image SEO is an intriguing niche because of the immediate impression images make when viewed.  Read on and I will share a comprehensive overview of my image SEO “secret manual.” In this article: The impact of images Images are important because they communicate a wealth of information quickly, just with the initial view.  Logos are
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Moz upgrades its Domain Authority metric In 2019, SEO tool Moz announced an update to how they measured Domain Authority (DA). Basically, DA is a score, from 0-100, that “predicts how likely a website is to rank in search engine result pages.” Curious about what changed? Read all about it in Moz upgrades controversial ‘domain
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Microsoft’s bid to buy Yahoo, Day 4 In 2008, there were some big developments following the news of Microsoft’s bid to purchase Yahoo.  Google wasn’t happy about the news. The company objected, suggesting that the move would hurt what it called the underlying principles of the internet: “openness and innovation.” There was some ironic back
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