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Google Fined Another $1.7 Billion By EU For ‘Abusive’ AdSense Publisher Contracts

Google is now facing their third significant antitrust fine in the EU.  This fine is penalizing Google for 1.49 billion euros ($1.69 billion) for “abusive practices in online advertising” involving publisher contracts surrounding AdSense for search. The fine “takes account of the duration and gravity of the infringement. . . . [and] has been calculated on the [...]

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Google Search Console Adds New Actions To Sitemap Report

A new update has been pushed within the new Google Search Console to the sitemap report to support new actions, Google announced on Twitter.  With this update, you can open the contents of a sitemap in a new tab, delete a sitemap, review more detailed errors, and more. Those actions include: Opening the sitemap content in a new tab [...]

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Public Google+ Content Is Getting Archived For Future Generations

Google+, the company's failed social media network, which will be shutting down in April, will become archived for all of us to remember, thanks to the Internet Archive. As the April Termination date for the social network approaches, there are those making the attempt to preserve public content for posterity. There was a fatal combination [...]

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Google Took Down 2.3 Billion Bad Ads, 1 Million Ad Accounts In 2018

In 2018, Google took down 2.3 billion “bad ads," according to its annual report on actions it took to address policy violations on its ad platforms. This is a million fewer ads than it removed a year ago in 2017.  Even in this case, according to Google, the number of advertiser accounts in terminated last year nearly doubled from [...]

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Google Gives Core Update A Name, And A Structure

Google seems to have heard about the confusion with the namings of the broad core algorithm update from March 12 and they want to make sure they clear things up.  On Twitter, Google said, “Our name for this update is March 2019 Core Update.” This is fairly unusual since Google doesn't typically give names to updates.  But, in this case, [...]

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Goodbye Green? Google Testing Black “Ad” Label In Search

Google began playing around with the "Ad" label on for a little over two years now.  Beginning February 2017, Google utilized green text and a green border to delinate text ads from organic listings in the search results.  Now, they seems to be testing something more subtle. On Wednesday, UK-based marketing consultant Darren Taylor, [...]

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DuckDuckGo A New ‘Default Search’ Option For Chrome, Is It Time To Start Paying Attention?

It has been reported that Google has introduced new options into the list of possible "default" search engines available to Chrome users.  One of the most notable possible search engines includes DuckDuckGo. It's true that in the past, users could manually add alternatives to the existing choices, but the overwhelming majority of Chrome users don't [...]

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Google Released A Broad Core Search Algorithm On March 12th

On March 12, Google had confirmed that it released a broad core search ranking algorithm update this week. Google posted on its SearchLiaison account “This week, we released a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year.” Google was asked if it made a large core algorithm update this week. Google tweeted confirmation and [...]

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