Entries by Taylor Ball

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Verizon Launches New Privacy-Focused Search Engine ‘OneSearch’

A surprising competitor has entered the arena of search engines, as Verizon Media has announced the launch of its privacy-focused search engine called OneSearch. The search engine says it will not track, store, or share any data from users including personal and search-related information, aligning itself more with search engines like DuckDuckGo than Google. The […]

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LinkedIn Reveals Three New Features For Users and Brands

LinkedIn is launching three new features for users aimed at encouraging the community to engage more and form deeper connections with followers. The new features are part of an initiative to bring new updates to LinkedIn’s 50 million organizations using the site to reach customers, prospects, employees, and potential collaborators. To start of 2020, the […]

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Highlight Your Products On Google Organically With ‘Popular Product Listings’

For years, the only way to showcase your products within Google’s search results has been through paid shopping ad campaigns. Though effective, these Shopping campaigns have grown increasingly competitive and more costly, despite more popular shopping sites like Amazon and Pinterest offering organic ways to promote your goods. Now, Google is returning to its organic […]

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Google Rolls Out January 2020 Broad Core Update

Google has announced it is rolling out a widespread update to its search engine algorithm which it is simply titled the ‘January 2020 Core Update’. Later today, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the January 2020 Core Update. Our guidance about such updates […]

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2019 – The Year of Voice Search

Since the launch of Siri (and arguably much longer), everyone has fantasized of the day when we would all be using voice assistants for nearly every task in our day-to-day lives. Based on the latest statistics from the past year, that day has come. From Alexa to smart home appliances, modern consumers are finding themselves […]

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Google Ads Ends Social Support For Customers On Jan 1

Google has been slowly shifting its online customer support from social platforms like Facebook and Twitter to solely using an online form. Now, the company is making it final. Starting on January 1, 2020, Google says that it will no longer provide support through direct messaging on Google Ads’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. Instead, customers […]

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Instagram announces a new crackdown on controversial branded content

Instagram is cracking down on influencers and brands publishing content relating to a few controversial topics. While the company has had policies restricting branded content related to vaping, tobacco products, and weapons, the company is introducing a new policy which will more vigorously enforce these restrictions.   The ramp up of enforcement will come over […]