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Google on Meta Descriptions

Google on How to Create Good Meta Descriptions

Meta descriptions don't have a direct influence on your search engine rankings, but they do have a significant impact on the click-through rate. To ensure...

Google Posts Now Live For All Google My Business (GMB) Users

Do you use Google's Google My Business (GMB) platform? Then you're going to love this update from Google. Google just rolled out Google Posts to all GMB users. If you're a GMB user, you can start using Google Posts right now.
WordPress 4.8 is Available for Download: Here's What's New

WordPress 4.8 is Available for Download: Here’s What’s New

WordPress 4.8 is now available for download or update. Here are all the major updates within WordPress that you need to be aware of.

Bing to Include Chatbots in Search Results

Bing is integrating chatbots into its search results, according to a report from Search Engine Journal.
Google AMP Results in Google News Results More Than Doubles

Google AMP Results in Google News Results More Than Doubles

According to a new report from RankRanger, Google AMP results shown in the Google News section for mobile users have more than doubled in the past several days.

If Your Mobile Site Has Popup Ads, Google Will Penalize You

It's official. Last week, Google confirmed that it will start penalizing websites that use intrusive popup ads and full-page interstitials.
Everything you need to know about how Google's mobile first index is going to impact your site & what you can do to ensure you're ready for this change.

Google’s Mobile First Index: Here’s What You Need to Know

A few days ago, Gary Illyes of Google made an announcement about Google experimenting with mobile first index at Pubcon. Ever since that, there has...
RIP Vine: Twitter is Shutting Down Vine

RIP Vine: Twitter is Shutting Down Vine

Twitter is shutting down Vine, its standalone short-form video app. The announcement was made by Vine on its official Medium account earlier today (excerpt below): "Today,...
Google's Latest Update: Is Google Prioritizing Mobile Over Desktop?

Google’s Latest Update: Is Google Prioritizing Mobile Over Desktop?

Google is splitting its index of search results into separate versions for mobile and desktop, according to Search Engine Journal. The change is expected...
Here's Why You Need to Attend Socialbakers' Social Media Conference in Bali

Socialbakers’ Social Media Conference in Bali

Socialbakers is taking its popular Engage social media marketing conference to Bali. The event will be held at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Bali.
John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, confirmed today that Friday's update was not related to the Penguin algorithm.

Google said the Latest Update was not due to the Penguin Algorithm

John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, confirmed today that Friday's update was not related to the Penguin algorithm. There was a lot of chatter in the SEO community about the latest search update.
How to Stop WhatsApp from Sharing Your Data with Facebook (Act Fast!)

How to Stop WhatsApp from Sharing Your Data with Facebook (Act Fast!)

As many of you are already aware, Facebook is going to start using data from WhatsApp to serve ads. This move has been met...
Moz to refocus on search tools. Will no longer offer Followerwonk and Moz Content.

Moz lays off 28% of its Staff, Scraps Followerwonk & Moz Content

Moz, a company founded by SEO guru Rand Fishkin, has made a strategic decision to lay off 28% of its workforce to focus more on...
Mobile Users are Spending More Time on Pokemon Go than Facebook

Mobile Users are Spending More Time on Pokemon Go than Facebook

"Pokemon Go", the revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) game from Nintendo has reached a new peak. According to a new report from app analytics company Sensor...
5 Things You Need to Know About Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal - 99Signals

5 Things You Need to Know About the Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal

Microsoft buying LinkedIn on Monday sent shockwaves through the tech world, raising several questions about the unusual merger. Questions such as why did LinkedIn feel the...
Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

A massive news today in the tech and social media world. Microsoft announced on Monday that it would acquire the professional social network LinkedIn for...
Hashtags: A Brief History

Twitter Will Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit

Twitter will soon stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit in tweets, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change could happen in the...
LinkedIn Problems: Is the Company in Trouble?

LinkedIn Problems: Is the Company in Trouble?

LinkedIn, the world's leading professional social network, seems to be losing investors' confidence. According to an article from TechCrunch, LinkedIn stocks lost half its...

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