A brief history of Google’s most important local search updates

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Deciphering the Google algorithm can sometimes feel like an exercise in futility. The search engine giant has made many changes over the years, keeping digital marketers on their toes and continually moving the goalposts on SEO best practices. Google’s continuous updating can hit local businesses as hard as anyone. Every tweak and modification to its…

Google expanding Attribution beta to hundreds more advertisers

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Earlier this year, Google announced a new product that generated a lot of buzz among advertisers: Google Attribution. This new platform is slated to help marketers see how higher and mid-funnel interactions impact conversions and tame the cross-device, cross-channel conundrum. Google is now rolling out this program to hundreds of advertisers this week. Google is…

Search in Pics: Danny Sullivan the Noogler, Google’s upside down room, a Google Sukkah & more

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In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. Danny Sullivan wearing his Noogler hat: Source: Twitter A Google Sukkah at the NYC office: Source:…

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) conquer the competition for shoe retailer

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In the highly competitive footwear vertical, no season matters more than late summer, when shoppers spend $27 billion on supplies and clothing for the coming school year. According to the Deloitte back-to-school survey for 2017, some 55 percent of that spend, about $15 billion, is devoted to clothing and accessories. Late summer may be only…

Google AdWords to roll out ‘parallel tracking’ to speed up mobile landing page delivery

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Google’s been working to speed up mobile web experiences on several fronts, AMP being the most visible of these efforts. On Wednesday, the company announced a change to the way it will handle tracking parameters appended to AdWords landing page URLs. Processing tracking codes can bog down page load time by “hundreds of milliseconds” and…