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SearchCap: Search Ad Copy, Google My Business & Marketing Plans - 29/1
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Big Digital Marketing Resolutions For 2016 According to columnist Alistair Dent, it’s too late to plan for this year — so get a head start on planning for the... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.Big Digital Marketing Resolutions For 2016 - 29/1
According to columnist Alistair Dent, it's too late to plan for this year -- so get a head start on planning for the next. The post Big Digital Marketing Resolutions For 2016 appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.5 Search Ad Copy Resolutions For 2015 - 29/1
It's often overlooked in favor of the new new thing, but contributor Mona Elesseily argues that overhauling ad creative can have an incredibly significant impact on your search campaign. The post 5 Search Ad Copy Resolutions For 2015 appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.How Medical Practices & Practitioners Should Set Up Google My Business - 29/1
It's common for multiple medical practitioners to work at a single location, so columnist Will Scott advises how to set up Google My Business so each practitioner is his or her own "brand." The post How Medical Practices & Practitioners Should Set Up Google My Business appeared first on... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.Search Engine Land’s SMX West Conference Rates Increase Saturday – Register Now - 29/1
Search Engine Land’s – SMX West conference rates increase Saturday, January 31st. Register now and save on all passes! Join us March 3-5 in San Jose for: Cutting edge tactics. Choose from over 60 sessions on paid search advertising (PPC), search engine optimization (SEO), local search,... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.SearchCap: GoogleBot Locale Support, Bing Maps For Stadiums & Local Paid Search - 28/1
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: GoogleBot Locale Support, Bing Maps For Stadiums & Local Paid Search appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.Bing Maps Shows Super Bowl Spirit With New Venue Map, Streetside & Hi-Res Venue Imagery - 28/1
Recent image updates show University of Phoenix Stadium being prepped for Sunday's Super Bowl. The post Bing Maps Shows Super Bowl Spirit With New Venue Map, Streetside & Hi-Res Venue Imagery appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.Quality Content Factors: A List That’s Actually Helpful - 28/1
We’re all chasing “quality content,” but what does that actually look like? Columnist Nate Dame explores 20 concrete characteristics of great content. The post Quality Content Factors: A List That’s Actually Helpful appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
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Leveraging Panda to Get Out of Product Feed Jail - 29/1
Posted by MichaelC
This is a story about Panda, customer service, and differentiating your store from others selling the same products.
Many e-commerce websites get the descriptions, specifications, and imagery for products they sell from feeds or databases provided by the manufacturers. The manufacturers might like this, as they control how their product is described and shown. However, it does their retailers no good when they are trying to rank for searches for those products and they'v...Learn From Dana Lookadoo, Support Her Medical Fund - 28/1
Posted by jennita
One aspect of the Moz Community that doesn't get mentioned enough is the individual community members who were here in the early days of SEOmoz. The folks who stuck around when our tools were brand new, when Rand was "just another SEO guy," and when our community was really just a bunch of folks talking about SEO.
One of those early members was Dana Lookadoo. She joined Moz in April 2007, and has been a supporter, trainer, and mentor to many others ever since. Whether it's...How to do Keyword Research in 90 Minutes - 28/1
Posted by Jeremy_Gottlieb
Everyone's been in the position where there's a million and one things going on, but a client (or you) still requires top-notch keyword research. So something needs to get done in a pinch. Searching around the internet and learning more about the trendiest aspects of keyword research (because let's face it, either it's been a while since you last did it or it's your first time doing it) can take a ton of time. There are literally millions of things you could be read...For Writers Only: Secrets to Improving Engagement on Your Content Using Word Pictures (and I Don't Mean Wordle) - 27/1
Posted by Isla_McKetta
If you're of a certain generation, those two words can only conjure images of tiny, white-haired Sophia from the Golden Girls about to tell one of her engaging (if somewhat long and irrelevant) stories as she holds her elderly roommates hostage in the kitchen or living room of their pastel-hued Miami home.
Even if you have no idea what I'm talking about, those words should become your writing mantra, because what readers do with your words is take a...Get to Know the Moz Community Managers - 26/1
Posted by jennita
At this very moment a spammy comment is being written on the Moz Blog, a tweet is being sent to @Moz, and someone is signing up for the next Mozinar. You'll probably never see any of these happen, and may not realize that just like Newton's third law states, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." As each one of these actions occurs, a Moz Community Manager is jumping into a reaction: The spammer is banned, the tweet is answered, and the Mozinar is bein...Know What Your Audience Wants Before Investing in Content Creation and Marketing - Whiteboard Friday - 23/1
Posted by randfish
Content marketing is an iterative process: We learn and improve by analyzing the success of the things we produce. That doesn't mean, though, that we shouldn't set ourselves up for that success in the first place, and the best way to do that is by knowing what our audiences want before we actually go through the effort to create it. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand (along with his stick-figure friends Rainy Bill and Hailstorm Hal) explains how we can stack our own decks ...5 Years of SEO Changes and Better Goal-Setting - Videos from MozTalk 2 - 22/1
Posted by CharleneKate
Have you ever noticed how Rand is often speaking at conferences all around the world? Well, we realized that those of us here in Seattle rarely get to see them. So we started MozTalks, a free event here at the MozPlex. It normally runs 2-3 hours with multiple speakers, one of whom is Rand. The event is hosted at the Moz HQ and offers time for mingling, appetizers, refreshments and of course, swag. The series is still evolving as we continue to test out new ideas (...Everything You Need To Know About Sponsored Content - 20/1
Posted by ChadPollitt
This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of Moz, Inc.
Many of the traditional channels for online content discovery are thoroughly understood and their adoption rates are high.
The readily accepted channels—from SEO and PPC, to email and social media broadcasting—can deliver the best content to the ri...
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Study Reveals Top Performing Retailers On Facebook During 2014 Holiday Season by @mattsouthern - 0:26
Disclosure: Searchmetrics is a Search Engine Journal partner, but this coverage has not been sponsored or paid for in any way. A new study by Searchmetrics reveals the top performing retail stores on Facebook during the holiday season. This was determined by analyzing likes, comments, and shares for pages from the websites of nine top US department stores and three mass merchant stores This research was conducted during the 2014 holiday season, so if you’re looking for tips on how to kill it...Acompli is Now Microsoft #Outlook for Mobile: An Interview with Peter Farago, Former Acompli CMO by @wonderwall7 - 29/1
Microsoft announced today that Acompli, the email management app it acquired last month, will become Outlook for Android and iOS.
The post Acompli is Now Microsoft #Outlook for Mobile: An Interview with Peter Farago, Former Acompli CMO by @wonderwall7 appeared first on Search Engine Journal.15 Incredible Features That Make Android 5.0 “Lollipop” The Sweetest Yet by @albertcostill - 29/1
Originally codenamed “Android L” Android Lollipop made its debut during the Google I/O developers’ conference on June 25, 2014, and was officially released on November 3, 2014 on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Every Nexus from 4 to 10 now includes the Lollipop update. As for devices like the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 and entire Sony Xperia Z Series, Lollipop has slowly been arriving. That’s not to say there haven’t been any problems with the KitKat successor. ...12 Tweaks to Increase Customer Conversion Rates - 29/1
Directing people to your site is one thing, but getting them to actually take action is much more difficult. Business owners only have so much control over which customers sign up for a newsletter, for example. But there are certain ways to increase your chances for a higher customer conversion rate. Below, 12 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) revealed one small but impactful way a business owner can tweak a landing page for better conversion. Their best answers are belo...Final Speakers Announced For #SEJSummit Dallas (Part 3) by @wonderwall7 - 29/1
The SEJ team has been working hard to bring you the absolute best speakers for for 2015’s second SEJ Summit, hosted by Searchmetrics, to be held at the InterContinental Hotel Dallas in Addison, Texas on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. We have been enjoying sharing these names with you all week. In case you missed it, earlier this week we announced the first and second parts of Dallas speakers, including many names you will not want to miss. Now, we’re rounding out the list with the final 4 speakers...Facebook Reaches 1.39B Monthly Active Users, Half A Billion Are Mobile-Only by @mattsouthern - 29/1
Facebook announced its Q4 2014 earnings today, revealing that 1.39 billion users now use the social network every month, which marks a 13% year over year growth. Monthly active users on mobile grew even more at 26% year over year, now sitting at 1.19 billion in total. Breaking it down even further, 890 million users access the service each day, which is up 18% from last year. Again, mobile saw greater growth in this area with 34% year over year growth, now sitting at 745 million daily active ...8 Mobile Landing Pages Get Spanked for Conversion’s Sake - 28/1
Do your landing pages provide delightful experiences for your users regardless of which device they’re using? If you didn’t answer “yes,” then you could be leaving conversions on the table. With up to 60% of users browsing on a mobile device, neglecting your mobile users means driving away potential customers. So what does it take to create a high-converting, mobile-friendly landing page? Let’s start with what not to do. In these eight brutally honest mobile landing page critiques, I’ll break...Going Beyond Google: A Comprehensive List of Search Engines by @alexanderkesler - 28/1
When people think of search engines, the first name that comes to mind is often Google. It’s one of the most enduring brand names, and it has even worked its way into mainstream vernacular, and today many people substitute the phrase “searched online” for “Googled”. According to comScore, Inc., Google and its affiliated websites comprise 67.6% of the search engine market share in the United States, and, according to Netmarketshare 66.44% worldwide. Though prominent, Google is not the only sea...
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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 29, 2015
Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today...Google: We Are Good At Handling Subdomains & Free Hosts But...Google has done domain wide free host manual actions before, where they will go ahead and penalize the whole free host and all the subdomains on that host. Google has also offered advice on how free hosts can try to stay penalty free...BBB Accreditation A Solid Local SEO Signal?The folks at the Local Search Forum are discussing an article named BBB Accreditation: Boring But Bumps Your Local SEO. They tend to all agree that having a BBB accreditation is a no brainer for local SEO purposes...Google News Crawl Errors When Navigation Appears To Be In Body ContentI always find it interesting when Google responds to specific technical issues on web sites...Google Android Material Design Movie Search Is SlickGoogle quietly mentioned on Google+ that they are rolling out an update to how movie results are displayed on the Google Search App. The new look and user interface looks much like Google's material design approach. With smoothly scrolling and slide out interfaces and bold and strong colors...Google AdSense Ads With Multiple ArrowsGoogle is constantly testing variations and new ad formats for the Google AdSense ads. The latest one was spotted by @amitsurti who shared with me a few pictures of this new ad format. The new ad format contains multiples of those circle based AdSense arrows...Daily Search Forum Recap: January 28, 2015
Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today...
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OneDrive and Bing Add Search, Shareability to Photos - 29/1
Microsoft's cloud product, OneDrive, has partnered with the company's search engine Bing to automatically add searchable tags to user photos.What to Do When Your Organic Landing Page Isn’t the Optimal Page - 29/1
SEOs are just as responsible for the user’s experience when they land on the page as they are on how to get them there in the first place. And that changes everything, especially when it comes to your SERP landing page.10 Essentials in Implementing a SEO-Effective Infinite Scroll - 29/1
While it can be beneficial to adopt Infinite Scroll, it is important that its implementation takes into account the best SEO and usability practices.Calling All Gentlemen! Pinterest Wants Your Business - 28/1
Pinterest is looking to change its female-oriented reputation by expanding its search functionality to include more topics that it thinks will appeal to men.Super Bowl Teasers, an NFL YouTube Channel, & Google Search Updates - 28/1
The Super Bowl is quickly approaching and fans are anxiously awaiting, and searching for information about, the biggest game of the year.Can You Escape Penguin Simply by Getting Good Links? - 28/1
A in-depth look at whether a site can recover from Penguin just by earning good enough links.Negative Keywords Geek Out: Proactive and Reactive Approach - 28/1
Since negative keywords prevent ads from showing on irrelevant keywords, advertisers can save significant click spend and improve overall performance of an account by implementing a plan of attack.12 Trends Search Marketers Can’t Ignore in Content Marketing - 28/1
Content marketing is an increasingly important part of a search marketer's job. Here are 12 trends those in the SEO business can't afford to ignore.
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B2B Social Media Measurement Proves ROI - 21/1
In the B2B space, there persists a belief that social media only works for B2C. This is because to date most have no proof it works for B2B. According to MarketingProfs and The Content Marketing Institute B2B Content Marketing 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends – North America, measurement is a key area where B2B marketers [...]
The post B2B Social Media Measurement Proves ROI appeared first on SEO Chat.Online Marketing Services: Why You Should Consider Charging by Task - 19/1
I am sure a lot of our readers and members provide some sorts of online marketing services and thus they are facing with the well-known dilemma: How to measure and charge for the service? How to make your pricing competitive and clear while not under-pricing yourself. [There's also a follow up to this article on [...]
The post Online Marketing Services: Why You Should Consider Charging by Task appeared first on SEO Chat.New Marketing Tactics to Try in 2015: What’s Yours? - 05/1
Welcome to 2015! A new year is a good time to try something new (especially given that Q1 is usually a slower quieter time for many marketers!) Is there any tactic you are planning to try this year? Here’s some inspiration for you! Jolynno: Video Marketing + Podcasting Yes, I currently use Instagram marketing and [...]
The post New Marketing Tactics to Try in 2015: What’s Yours? appeared first on SEO Chat.4 Aspects to SEO Basics for Websites, Blogs and eCommerce - 03/12
What do you do about SEO if the site you built doesn’t seem to have SEO features built in? First, you need to know there is more than one aspect to SEO. There are actually at least four: Meta fields On page SEO Incoming links Page load time and caching SEO Basics No matter what [...]
The post 4 Aspects to SEO Basics for Websites, Blogs and eCommerce appeared first on SEO Chat.Why Google Thinks You’re A Sly Dog And How To Make It Trust You - 28/11
Trust is everything in a relationship and without it a connection is meaningless and a bond throwaway. So, how do you build this trust? Openness…… respect…… offering a quality experience. The funny thing is that it’s not just your girlfriend that will appreciate it when she can trust you, Google will too. Trust is [...]
The post Why Google Thinks You’re A Sly Dog And How To Make It Trust You appeared first on SEO Chat.Link Building: Where Should You Even Begin? Basic Guidelines to Link Building - 21/11
The world of SEO seems to be constantly in flux. With each Google algorithm change comes an existential crisis for the industry, although hopefully we are over the worst excess of that era and the present zeitgeist is one which is likely to be around for a while. Link building is the bread and butter [...]
The post Link Building: Where Should You Even Begin? Basic Guidelines to Link Building appeared first on SEO Chat.How to Build More Targeted Traffic to Your Blog - 19/11
Admit it, at least part of the reason you choose to write for a blog is to increase your traffic. Maybe you are a business trying to push your brand, or you might just rely on your content itself to produce revenue. Either way, you won’t get anywhere without plenty of people reading what you [...]
The post How to Build More Targeted Traffic to Your Blog appeared first on SEO Chat.The Easiest On Page Optimisation in the World - 15/11
A Simple Graphic for On Page SEO to maximize your search position in Google. All the basics are covered. SEO tactics come and go, but the bed rock of all good SEO is right here. Make every page this clean and clear and the battle for Google search results is half won. Content Style and [...]
The post The Easiest On Page Optimisation in the World appeared first on SEO Chat.
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[CLICKBANK] Journey to 4K/month! - 29/1
Hello, I`m starting a new clickbank journey. This is my second here in this forum. My site is aged domain and...Looking for Facebook verification. - 29/1
Hi guys, Looking for a new person who will be able to provide Facebook verification (blue badge) for 300 $ /...Need Guest Posts at Automotive Niche/General News websites - 29/1
I am looking for only high quality sites at Automotive Niche, General News websites. I can pay good amount to the...How to show affiliates the product sells? - 29/1
I'm releasing a product on CB and from what I've read I need to prove to affiliates that the product will sell and...What is this site doing? - 29/1
I found this site when searching for something in google. http://www.googleadsenseblackhat.com/?p=14898 It...Need 1k youtube views fast - 29/1
Hi i would like 1k views fast im willing to pay 0.5$ and i need to see the result within 1-2h on my video (the vid...Stuck While Developing addmefast bot in python ! - 29/1
Hello everyone, I was hoping you could help me out in some issues i have encountered. New into this whole...Clickbank and my blog - 29/1
Hello, Currently I have a blog all about earning money passively online, this blog is using seo youtube...
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From Journey to Destination: How Marketing Automation Can Fill Your B2B Funnel - 29/1
You’re a busy B2B digital marketer trying to drive leads in an ever-changing world. You’re writing awesome emails. You use a marketing automation platform. Maybe you’ve even created a series of email drip campaigns, monitored their performance and began to nurture your leads. But you wonder, “Am I doing all that I can?” Marketing automation gives many of [...]How Locally Laid Got Paid by Turning Customer Feedback into Brand Storytelling - 28/1
Here in Minnesota, a small egg company is getting big press after ruffling the feathers of a concerned shopper. When Locally Laid Eggs received a letter from a grocery store shopper, saying that the company’s name is “offensive” and its advertising “vulgar,” the company took to its own blog to offer up a rebuttal. In [...]What You Need to Know About Content & Influencer Marketing. BONUS: Case Study - 27/1
Influencer Marketing was a hot topic in 2014 and will continue to gain momentum in 2015 for both B2C and B2B marketers, especially when it comes to content co-creation. Why the warm and fuzzy for influencer content you ask? According to CMI and MarketingProfs, over 90% of B2B marketers are investing in content marketing. Yet, in an [...]Social Media Video – Essential Tips and Takeaways from #SMBMSP74 - 26/1
Digital marketers have known for some time that video is an essential part of the marketing mix: 76% of B2B companies use video as a content marketing tactic. Video is also an important part of a social media content strategy. After all, YouTube is the second most popular search engine after Google and Facebook has more than 1 [...]Online Marketing News: Psycho Selfies, Twitter Beefs Up, Google Still Searchin’ - 23/1
How To Add Influencer Marketing To Your Content Strategy - Content Marketing and Influencer Strategy must work together for either to be successful. To find out how you can add influencer marketing to your mix, check out the infographic above and this article. Scoop.it STUDY: Men Who Take Excessive Selfies Show Psychopathic Traits - Uh, oh. Not [...]4 Ways Marketers Can Learn From a Journalist’s Approach to Content Planning - 22/1
“Be the media” isn’t just a buzz phrase. It’s a live process and philosophy that brings in leads and moves products and services. It’s the concept of content as sales staff. It’s “write it and they will come.” OK, so I got ahead of myself with that last one. It’s not quite that simple. As [...]Content Marketing is a Team Effort - 21/1
Over the past 14 years we’ve run a very lean marketing department at TopRank Online Marketing. An example of this is out of the 3,674 blog posts we’ve published, 2,793 were written by one person. TopRank’s blog received around 1.5 million visitors last year and tens of thousands of social shares, mentions in publications like Forbes, Entrepreneur [...]Traditional Media for Content Marketing: Pros, Cons, Examples and Best Practices - 20/1
How many times has traditional media been pronounced dead in the past decade? We’ve lost count, right? While there is no denying that TV, newspapers and radio have lost a ton of ground to digital, the fact of the matter is traditional media still matters. Even to digital marketers. In fact, some marketers are finding that [...]
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Anyone ever use Flippa Deal Flow? - 28/1
I'm unloading a fairly high value site and I'm going to be using Flippa's Deal Flow brokerage service as they seemed the most confident about finding...Our Next Big Thing - 100% Unique Content - Web 2.0 , PBN, and Bookmarks!! - 27/1
Image: http://s15.postimg.org/n2h9kg4wr/Unique_Content_1.jpg (https://tsarorder.wufoo.com/forms/r6f9cb5000fepr/)Interesting History: Kickstarter! (crowdfunding) - 27/1
Image: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/7f/8f/4b/7f8f4b03d30987c935b29c2c4256b58c.jpg An early example of crowdfunding was in the late...Rusvik invades the US - 27/1
Prepare yourself Yankees. As of next month, I shall invade the United States of America. I have time to spend in Texas, Cali, Las Vegas and New...White Hat Spam: Powerful + SAFE Citations for Organic & Local Domination - 27/1
The Armies of Light and Darkness Have Joined Forces! I work in the sun. Shakeitout...The Oz Effect is dead bros - 27/1
And now the FTC is cleaning up the last of it, going after one of the originators ..."The SEO" is back!! Ranking reports & reviews from JANUAR 2015. Yes we can stil rank! - 27/1
Image: http://semlify.com/forum/1.png Image: http://semlify.com/forum/1_2.gif Image: http://semlify.com/forum/1_3.jpg Image:...Any Freelancers Here Who Use A Sales Person To Land Accounts? - 27/1
I haven't been doing this myself as I can't currently afford to hire someone, but I'm curious as to if there's a way to outsource this shit so I...
- Google Webmaster Central Blog
Official news on crawling and indexing sites for the Google index.
Crawling and indexing of locale-adaptive pages - 28/1
Webmaster level: advanced
Locale-adaptive pages change their content to reflect the user's language or perceived geographic location. Since, by default, Googlebot requests pages without setting an Accept-Language HTTP request header and uses IP addresses that appear to be located in the USA, not all content variants of locale-adaptive pages may be indexed completely.
Today we’re introducing new locale-aware crawl configurations for Googlebot for pages that we detect may adapt the content they...Upcoming Events In The Knowledge Graph - 15/1
Webmaster level: allLast year, we launched a new way for musical artists to list their upcoming events on Google: schema.org markup on their official websites. Now we’re expanding this program in four ways:1. Official Ticket LinksFor artists: if you mark up ticketing links along with the events on your official website, we’ll show an expanded answer card for your events in Google search, including the on-sale date, availability, and a direct link to your preferred ticketing site.As before, yo...New Structured Data Testing Tool, documentation, and more - 15/1
Webmaster level: allStructured data markup helps your content get discovered in search results and across Google properties. We’re excited to share several updates to help you author and publish markup on your website:
Google Public DNS and Location-Sensitive DNS Responses - 15/12
- A new Structured Data Testing Tool to better reflect Google’s interpretation of your content
- Improved documentation and policy guidelines for Google features powered by structured data on the web
- Expanded support for the JSON-LD markup syntax
Webmaster level: advanced
Recently the Google Public DNS team, in collaboration with Akamai, reached an important milestone: Google Public DNS now propagates client location information to Akamai nameservers. This effort significantly improves the accuracy of approximately 30% of the location-sensitive DNS responses returned by Google Public DNS. In other words, client requests to Akamai hosted content can be routed to closer servers with lower latency and greater data transfer throughput. Ov...The four steps to appiness - 09/12
Webmaster Level: intermediate to advanced
App deep links are the new kid on the block in organic search, and they’re picking up speed faster than you can say “schema.org ViewAction”! For signed-in users, 15% of Google searches on Android now return deep links to apps through App Indexing. And over just the past quarter, we've seen the number of clicks on app deep links jump by 10x.
We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from developers and seen a lot of implementations gone right and others that were...Are you a robot? Introducing “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA” - 03/12
reCAPTCHA protects the websites you love from spam and abuse. So, when you go online—say, for some last-minute holiday shopping—you won't be competing with robots and abusive scripts to access sites. For years, we’ve prompted users to confirm they aren’t robots by asking them to read distorted text and type it into a box, like this:But, we figured it would be easier to just directly ask our users whether or not they are robots—so, we did! We’ve begun rolling out a new API that radically simp...Helping users find mobile-friendly pages - 18/11
Webmaster level: AllHave you ever tapped on a Google Search result on your mobile phone, only to find yourself looking at a page where the text was too small, the links were tiny, and you had to scroll sideways to see all the content? This usually happens when the website has not been optimized to be viewed on a mobile phone.This can be a frustrating experience for our mobile searchers. Starting today, to make it easier for people to find the information that they’re looking for, we’re adding...Tracking mobile usability in Webmaster Tools - 29/10
Webmaster Level: intermediate
Mobile is growing at a fantastic pace - in usage, not just in screen size. To keep you informed of issues mobile users might be seeing across your website, we've added the Mobile Usability feature to Webmaster Tools.
The new feature shows mobile usability issues we’ve identified across your website, complete with graphs over time so that you see the progress that you've made.
A mobile-friendly site is one that you can easily read & use on a smartphone, by only ...
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Recommended Reading: The Role of Content Quality in Bing Ranking - 08/12
You’ve heard us talk about quality quite a bit on this blog and we can all agree that creating quality content is the only sustainable strategy in attracting and retaining visitors. Naturally, as a search engine we always aim to connect our searchers with the best content out there, so content quality plays an important part in our algorithms. Which brings me to the “recommended reading” part: My colleague Michael Basilyan from the Bing…How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends - 21/11
As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy! — Vincent Traditionally, Bing…Meet our Mobile Bots - 03/11
In today’s post we are joined by Lee Xiong from the Bing Crawl team. Lee is going to discuss some new developments on the crawl front pertaining to mobile SEO. Enjoy! – Vincent We can all agree that mobile is the future. Actually, we can’t really say “mobile is the future” anymore. Mobile is the present. Mobile is now. With that in mind, it’s time to take a fresh look at some essential things…Quick! We’ve Doubled our Webmaster Sign-Up Credit! - 23/10
Two weeks ago I told you how to get $100* in free advertising credit by becoming a new Bing Ads user if you had a Bing Webmaster Tools account. As it turned out, many of you seized this opportunity to claim your ad credit, just in time for the holiday season. And for those of you who didn’t act yet: simply log into your webmaster tools account today and click…Building Authority & Setting Expectations - 17/10
Authority is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere”. For our purposes, we also understand that “authority” conveys a sense of trust and influence. Searchers generally want authoritative sources to engage with. They want to be able to trust the sources they visit. Naturally, this means being an authority ranks pretty high on the “must…Not a Bing Ads User? Get $100 in Ad Credit to Become One! - 10/10
Since our June 2012 re-launch of Bing Webmaster Tools, many webmasters, site owners, and search marketers like yourself have joined our program and use the tools to stay up-to-date on how their web site is performing in Bing and Bing-powered search results. Millions of content publisher share their Sitemaps, Parameters to Ignore, and Crawl Preferences with us, allowing their websites to shine on Bing.com, Yahoo!, and other places powered by…MGC Spam Filtering - 08/10
In today’s edition of the Bing Index Quality blog we will delve into one particular spamming technique – MGC (short for ‘machine generated content’.) We will discuss what it is, why & how spammers employ it and introduce a specific update we shipped a few months ago aimed at detecting and filtering out pages utilizing this technique. What is MGC and why/ how spammers employ it? As we mentioned in…Blame The Meta Keyword Tag - 03/10
I blame the meta keywords tag. That little so-and-so started all this. Well, the “tag” and a few crafty humans, really. The idea was pretty simple. If the keyword appeared in the meta keywords tag, the page was relevant to the topic. And, on the surface, this was a solid idea. Something useful to the systems, yet invisible to the average person. Alas, with a simple right-click, the beginnings of…