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Search engine results: The ten year evolution

The search landscape has always been one that is evolving. Right now the big discussion is around Google’s control on how much search traffic goes to publishers vs. stays on Google.com. This might end up being a really big point for Google when it comes down to challenging the long-held point of view that competition …

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Which Should You Focus On?

We’ve known for several years now that Google prioritizes branded websites when it comes to choosing what to display in its SERPs: Although, to be fair, as Moz puts it: “Google doesn’t try and go out and say, ‘How well known is Coca-Cola versus Pepsi versus 7 Up versus Sprite versus Jones Cola? Hey, let’s rank Coca-Cola …

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Google bans adverts for anti-censorship sites in China

Google has sported a rocky relationship with China for more than 10 years. While the company’s on again, off again approach to the Internet’s largest ‘untapped’ market has always been tempestuous, recent developments suggest the tech giant may be yielding to its own growth imperative and bending to the government’s demands once more. For more …

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Using Analytics to Improve Social Media Marketing

Using Analytics to Improve Social Media Marketing With all the blog posts, videos, and tweets that you share to increase your business online presence, what is the guarantee that your target audience sees your content? Or rather, how will you know if potential customers are reacting to your content the way you want them to? …

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Alternatives to Google: Mojeek believes a truly independent and tracking-free search engine must be built from scratch

It has become something of a personal mission of mine to take some time to explore global alternatives to Google here at Search Engine Watch. This all began with my piece No need for Google and has continued with more in-depth studies into Ecosia, DuckDuckGo, Baidu and Yandex. Today, I want to turn my attention to …

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Conversation mapping: The new rules to win in search and content marketing

Almost two-thirds of marketers now admit that digital content strategy powers their entire digital plan and yet the majority of those that use it struggle to create a mix of content ‘good enough’ to win. That is the main finding from the second annual State of Content Marketing Survey, an annual temperature check of the …

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