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Google My Business tests out a new, more prominent 'message' button

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  Google has allowed users to message businesses through their Google My Business listings since July of last year, but you’d be forgiven for not noticing. The prompt is typically just a small button that can be easily overlooked among…

More than half of Google's search results now come from its mobile-first index

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This month, Google announced that more than half of all web pages in its search results around the globe are being pulled from its mobile-first index. That means that the majority of pages being shown in Google’s search results were crawled,…

Instagram releases new 'stickers' to encourage engagement

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Instagram has released a set of new features aimed to encourage better engagement and participation with followers, especially when live streaming or creating Stories. Countdowns   Do you have a big event, announcement, or live…

Google+ Will Be Closing Four Months Earlier Than Planned

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Google+ is being shut down four months earlier than initially announced after a second data breach, according to a new announcement by Google. Additionally, all Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days. Originally, Google announced…

YouTube videos will now autoplay when shown on the home tab

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YouTube is changing how it previews videos on its home tab by making all videos silently autoplay by default. The new “Autoplay on Home,” as it is being called, is expected to roll out to all mobile users on iOS and Android devices within…

Google's Latest Tool Rates Your Site's SEO Performance and More

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While Google is never going to reveal their “secret recipe” that is used to rank the billions and billions of web pages around, the company still wants to help you ensure your site is performing as well as possible. To help with this,…

Facebook Explains How Its Search Results Work In New Short Video

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While most companies won’t tell you the exact science behind their search engines, Facebook has decided to take a different route. As part of their recent push to be more transparent about how the site uses content from users across its…

Google My Business now lets you specify your service area

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Google My Business is now letting businesses specify their service area. This is particularly big news for companies that service a wide area or tend to work in an area aside from their physical location. In the past, the search engine automatically…

Advertise up to 5 products at once with Pinterest's new Promoted Carousel ads

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Pinterest has launched a new ad format that gives advertisers the ability to promote up to 5 different products with a single ad. The new “Promoted Carousel” ads combine 5 normal ad posts into a single ad unit, which will let viewers…