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Google reveals how many algorithm changes it made last year

Posted on July 17, 2019

Earlier this week, Google released a blog post titled ‘How we keep Search relevant and useful’. This includes information on its Snippets and Knowledge Panel, but it’s the figure of how many algorithm changes it makes that has really raised the eyebrows of observers in the SEO industry.

According to the post, the search giant made (more…)

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New AI tool asks Instagram bullies to reconsider their posts

Posted on July 12, 2019

Instagram has introduced a new feature that detects potential bullying posts, and asks the user if they are sure they want to send them.

The photo-centric social media site announced the introduction of the feature in a blog post earlier this week, admitting it “can do more” to prevent cyberbullying on the platform.

Using artificial intelligence (AI), the (more…)

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Will SMEs benefit from Google’s diversity update?

Posted on July 10, 2019

Last month, Google revealed that it was making an algorithm change that would lead to a wider variety of results being returned for a search term, something that could help smaller businesses get a foothold on the (more…)

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What to do if you see your content on someone else’s website

Posted on July 9, 2019

When businesspeople set up a website, they know that they need some kind of text on there. Text is primarily what attracts Google and other search engines, but it’s important not to forget that it’s also there for human visitors to read.

Those who go about it the right way will either write the text themselves, or ask (more…)

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Adidas misfires with Arsenal shirt Twitter campaign

Posted on July 8, 2019

Sportswear giant Adidas was left with some explaining to do last week, when social media troublemakers took advantage of a poorly thought out marketing campaign that caused offensive tweets to go out from the (more…)

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UK still languishing in broadband speed rankings

Posted on July 3, 2019

The yearly Worldwide Broadband Speed League has been released by Cable, and it’s another disappointing showing from the UK, which finds itself in the bottom third of EU nations.

The mean download speed in the UK has increased over the last year from 18.57 to 22.37 megabits per second (Mbps), but this only moves it up to (more…)

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Women’s World Cup has impact on search and social media

Posted on June 27, 2019

Trends on Google and Twitter demonstrate the extent to which the FIFA Women’s World Cup, currently being held in France, is shaking the internet.

With women’s football growing in popularity around the world, FIFA has released statistics stating that after the group stage had been completed, social media posts on the tournament had been viewed more than (more…)

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Has Google been caught ‘red handed’ in song lyric theft?

Posted on June 20, 2019

A song lyrics website is claiming that Google is stealing its content, and believes it has come up with a clever way to prove it.

Since 2014, Google has been providing lyrics to songs within its search results, sometimes including links to buy the song or album via the Google Play store. This is another example of (more…)

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