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Consumer groups file FTC complaint against YouTube for collecting kids’ personal data without parental consent

A coalition of 23 consumer groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission charging YouTube with violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting personal data on children without parental consent. YouTube is owned by Google. The complaint was co-filed Monday by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center …

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Getting results from your website means asking the right questions

After my agency completely overhauled a small manufacturer’s website, the owner of the company emailed to ask these questions: “I know a lot has changed recently regarding keywords and search engine optimization, so how do we improve our website results? How do we get the most out of Google Analytics?” These are great questions — …

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The ultimate guide to bot herding and spider wrangling

This is Part 1 of a three-part series. We generally think about search engine optimization in relation to humans: What queries are my customers using? How can I get more bloggers to link to me? How can I get people to stay longer on my site? How can I add more value to my customers’ …

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Analytics 360 Suite customers can now set up ‘user groups’ in Google Analytics

Individuals on internal teams at agencies and consultancies often have various levels of access to a Google Analytics account. Overseeing all those individual permissions — particularly as people come and go — is getting easier with the introduction of user groups in Google Analytics. Announced last week, user groups can be used to organize access …

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Are you ready for the attribution changes coming to Google AdWords?

There is an old saying: the only constant in life is change! Word on the street and from Google is they’ll stop supporting last click attribution sometime this year. This means advertisers will have to opt into one of several other attribution models available in Google. In this article, I’ll provide some general commentary on …

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