Rob D Young – Search Engine Journal SEO, Search Marketing News and Tutorials Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:37:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Facebook Mimics Google+ Features with Privacy and Sharing Controls via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /facebook-mimics-google-features-with-privacy-and-sharing-controls/32740/ /facebook-mimics-google-features-with-privacy-and-sharing-controls/32740/#comments Sat, 27 Aug 2011 03:00:54 +0000 /facebook-mimics-google-features-with-privacy-and-sharing-controls/32740/ Facebook isn't giving up the fight against Google+ easily. Facebook has already implemented numerous features that look surprisingly similar to those found in Google+, including a new lineup of privacy and sharing controls that give users greater control over who sees their content.

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Google +1 Button Adds Snippet and Sharing Features via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-1-button-adds-snippet-and-sharing-features/32736/ /google-1-button-adds-snippet-and-sharing-features/32736/#comments Sat, 27 Aug 2011 01:41:22 +0000 /google-1-button-adds-snippet-and-sharing-features/32736/ The Google +1 button, the social sharing option from Google that's seen impressive popularity since its launch, is adding two new features: snippets and Google+ sharing.

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Google Discusses Their Algorithm Change Process via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-discusses-their-algorithm-change-process/32731/ /google-discusses-their-algorithm-change-process/32731/#comments Sat, 27 Aug 2011 01:19:09 +0000 /google-discusses-their-algorithm-change-process/32731/ Google changes their algorithm in minor ways over 500 times every year. The company recently discussed the process that leads to those changes, giving insights for those who want to stay on the cutting edge of optimization.

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Bing Tells Users Its Core SEO Principles via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /bing-tells-users-its-core-seo-principles/55942/ /bing-tells-users-its-core-seo-principles/55942/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:07:21 +0000 /bing-tells-users-its-core-seo-principles/55942/ Bing is becoming a force to reckoned with. Since their Yahoo search alliance last year, Bing has managed to take a combined 30% of the search market in the U.S. The migration of Yahoo search to a Bing back-end on a global scale in increasing that power. Now more than ever, it’s important that webmasters optimize for Bing in addition to Google. To help you in this journey, Bing has released a list of its core SEO principles. Bing says there are “18 things you need to know about SEO” – although they don’t break it down into a numbered […]

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Google-Motorola Deal: Signaling “Free Phones”? via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-motorola-deal-signaling-free-phones/32584/ /google-motorola-deal-signaling-free-phones/32584/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:23:03 +0000 /google-motorola-deal-signaling-free-phones/32584/ Google's recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility seemed like buying patent protection. However, some theorize that the hardware end of the spectrum is just as important. The purchase may give Google the ability to offer free or subsidized phones, and at the very least would allow a "Google" lineup of phone models.

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Google Adds Instant Hangout to YouTube Videos via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-adds-instant-hangout-to-youtube-videos/32578/ Tue, 23 Aug 2011 23:18:04 +0000 /google-adds-instant-hangout-to-youtube-videos/32578/ Google is continuing to integrate Plus into other Google services and features. The most recent addition is the option to start a Google+ Hangout with any YouTube video.

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Google, Yahoo Bidding on Hulu This Week via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-yahoo-bidding-on-hulu-this-week/32569/ Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:48:28 +0000 /google-yahoo-bidding-on-hulu-this-week/32569/ Google and Yahoo are both reportedly bidding on Hulu. The bids are due this Wednesday, and if a major search or display ad group wins Hulu, it will make a substantial impact on web marketing.

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Google Adds Sports Microdata via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-adds-sports-microdata/32561/ Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:54:32 +0000 /google-adds-sports-microdata/32561/ Google has announced a partnership with ESPN to improve the way sports data is displayed on the search page. While the microdata is currently exclusive to select groups, any sports-oriented site will soon be able to take advantage of the markup.

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Bing Gives a List of 18 SEO Fundamentals via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /bing-gives-a-list-of-18-seo-fundamentals/32554/ /bing-gives-a-list-of-18-seo-fundamentals/32554/#comments Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:31:42 +0000 /bing-gives-a-list-of-18-seo-fundamentals/32554/ Bing continues to give webmasters an unprecedented level of communication regarding the Microsoft values on SEO. These 18 fundamentals are especially important considering that the Bing-Yahoo alliance now holds over 30% of U.S. market share.

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Google Releases “Magnifier” Song Discovery Service via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-releases-magnifier-song-discovery-service/32412/ Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:34:24 +0000 /google-releases-magnifier-song-discovery-service/32412/ Google Music Beta is getting an additional service called "Magnifier." The service is designed to expose users to new artists and songs, many of which can be downloaded for free via Google Music.

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Google Adds Weather to Maps via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-adds-weather-to-maps/32408/ Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:21:43 +0000 /google-adds-weather-to-maps/32408/ Google Maps is getting a new "weather" layer that lets you check out location-specific and regional weather at a glance. The change continues to demonstrate Google's commitment to travel features.

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YouTube Wins Licensing, Introduces New Music Features via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /youtube-wins-licensing-introduces-new-music-features/32404/ Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:08:33 +0000 /youtube-wins-licensing-introduces-new-music-features/32404/ Google has had plenty of legal issues involving violated copyrights on YouTube. However, Google has now reached a licensing agreement with former litigants and launched a new music page.

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Yahoo Migrates to Bing in 7 Additional Countries via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /yahoo-migrates-to-bing-in-7-additional-countries/32400/ Fri, 19 Aug 2011 18:10:16 +0000 /yahoo-migrates-to-bing-in-7-additional-countries/32400/ The Yahoo-Bing Search Alliance is continuing in full force, with 7 additional countries having migrated to a Bing back-end as of 8/19. The migration should finish by the end of the year, and both Yahoo and optimizers will see changes once the move is complete.

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Google Sponsors MIT Mobile Education Research via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-sponsors-mit-mobile-education-research/32339/ Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:13:41 +0000 /google-sponsors-mit-mobile-education-research/32339/ Google and MIT are collaborating on yet another project. This time around, MIT is getting Google's support for research into mobile education. The deeper investment is a signal flare for both the rise of mobile and Google's continued investment in reaching users through education.

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Bing Webmaster Tools Gets Yahoo’s Traffic Data via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /bing-webmaster-tools-gets-yahoos-traffic-data/32332/ Wed, 17 Aug 2011 23:45:26 +0000 /bing-webmaster-tools-gets-yahoos-traffic-data/32332/ The Bing-Yahoo search alliance is getting far enough along that several webmaster tool elements are combining. Bing Webmaster Tools users will now see data from Yahoo searches in their traffic information.

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Google Unleashes Expanded Sitelinks: How You Should Cope via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-unleashes-expanded-sitelinks-how-you-should-cope/32326/ /google-unleashes-expanded-sitelinks-how-you-should-cope/32326/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 23:10:47 +0000 /google-unleashes-expanded-sitelinks-how-you-should-cope/32326/ Over the last two months, Google has been experimenting with a new sitelinks format. Now that format is official. This change may alter how you're seen on the search results page. We'll walk you through what you need to change.

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Google Introduces Wiki-Like Map Maker Guides via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-introduces-wiki-like-map-maker-guides/32313/ Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:02:23 +0000 /google-introduces-wiki-like-map-maker-guides/32313/ Google's Map Maker is getting a new community resource, known as the "Map Makerpedia." This wiki-like set of guides helps Google ease the angle of the learning curve while building contributor loyalty.

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Google Celebrates Pierre de Fermat’s 410th Birthday via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /google-celebrates-pierre-de-fermats-410th-birthday/32307/ Wed, 17 Aug 2011 18:34:46 +0000 /google-celebrates-pierre-de-fermats-410th-birthday/32307/ Today (August 17th), Google is celebrating the 410th birthday of French lawyer and mathematician Pierre de Fermat. The doodle is a tribute to Fermat's last theorem.

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Bing Adds User Levels to Webmaster Tools via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /bing-adds-user-levels-to-webmaster-tools/32286/ /bing-adds-user-levels-to-webmaster-tools/32286/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 07:05:40 +0000 /bing-adds-user-levels-to-webmaster-tools/32286/ Bing has made an update to their webmaster tools. You can now change the permission levels of users who have access, giving you a stronger safety net against accidental index removals and more.

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How a Bing-Firefox Deal Could Change the Search Landscape via @sejournal, @RobDYoungWrites /how-a-bing-firefox-deal-could-change-the-search-landscape/32284/ /how-a-bing-firefox-deal-could-change-the-search-landscape/32284/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 06:48:49 +0000 /how-a-bing-firefox-deal-could-change-the-search-landscape/32284/ Google and Firefox have been playing buddy-buddy nearly since Mozzila brought their browser to the stage. The collaboration could come to an end this November, however, when the Google-Mozilla search contract is slated to lapse. This contract has Google set as the default browser in Firefox. In turn, Firefox gets a share of revenue generated with a searcher uses the Firefox toolbar to conduct a Google search. It’s possible that Firefox may turn to Bing after the contract lapses. The result would be a big change in the search battle. Whoever Holds Firefox … It’s unfair to say that Firefox […]

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