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artificial-intelligence

In an open letter to shareholders, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai stressed on the role of futuristic technology in this information-driven world. Talking about technology, Google has always held it's search capabilities at the very core of its existence, but moving ahead the company has set some futuristic technology based goals to give everyone easy access to information. As part of…

google-legal

Google, the search giant suddenly finds itself in the midst of legal woes. It all started with the European Union accusing Google of using its postion of dominance to impose unjustified restrictions and conditions on manufacturers of devices. Although, there was a sigh of relief as one of its competitors i.e. Microsoft ended its long standing antitrust feud against Google,…

paid-ad-revenue

Based on the survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, IAB's Internet Advertising arm recently released a comprehensive 2015 digital-ad-revenue report for the US market. Going by the year over year analysis, the online ad spend in 2015, which grew over 20% compared to that of 2014, was worth approximately $60 billion. Here's the 2015 breakdown by ad category: The paid search volume…

google-paid-graph

In the last couple of years, Google's search capabilities came under the scanner because of some new and existing search players such as DuckDuckGo, Yahoo and Bing network. Despite facing some stiff competition, Google searches still rule the roost when it comes to attracting large mobile search traffic. Search and Digital Marketing Agency Merkle’s First Quarter Digital Marketing, 2016 report…

amp-advertising

In its effort to make the system more transparent, EU (European Union) has asked the number one search engine, Google and the number two search engine, Bing to have a clear cut policy, when displaying advertising content in their SERPs. Caught on the wrong foot, Google as per its monogamous approach, made it clear that it is averse to the…

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Great news for businesses, especially the SMEs! They no longer need to fear Google's upcoming Panda/Penguin updates. In case your online presence was hurt badly because of Google's past algorithmic updates, such as Penguin/Panda updates, then the good news is that other algorithm updates can help enhance the search ranking of your site. So, if you are left scratching your…

google-penalty

Google served notices to webmasters last week, stating that it has decided to penalize sites with unnatural outbound links. Google's mass manual action message to webmasters turned out to be a brief warning to blogwriters to disclose nofollow links when reviewing gifted products online. In a brief message, Google warned bloggers to “nofollow the link, if you happen to link…

facebook

In an effort to bring more interesting and engaging content into its ecosystem, Facebook recently updated its Branded Content Policies. Here, branded content can be defined as any post that includes text, image and video “which specifically includes or houses a third-party brand, product or a sponsor. With this recent update, Facebook has altered it's branded content policies to include…

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