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TravelTime maps API lets users search by time rather than distance

In the world of digital maps, distance is king. Distance (proximity) has become an explicit ranking signal for mobile search on Google. But for many, time is the more important...

Google Images Testing Article Slide In Feature

Here is a new test spotted by Jose Varghese on Twitter where Google Image search is letting you drag up the article an image is sourced...

What Is Click-Through Rate & Why CTR Is Important

Search engines place a high premium on a good click-through rate (CTR).After all, in the pay-per-click model, the more someone clicks, the more money that search engine makes.But...

A Complete Guide to Social Media Customer Service

Social media was created with the idea of dialogue in mind, so it’s not surprising that more and more users choose it as the main channel of communication with brands.According...

What do the symbols mean in Google’s Map Pack and Local Finder?

Google My Business is increasingly becoming more integrated with other datasets on the web. This includes user-generated data submitted to GMB listings, along with the content published on your website.For...

Optimizing for Searcher Intent Explained in 7 Visuals

Ever get that spooky feeling that Google somehow knows exactly what you mean, even when you put a barely-coherent set...

Bing upgrades text-to-speech, expands intelligent answers, improves visual search

Bing announced large upgrades to their text-to-speech capabilities in voice search, improvements to their intelligent answers and visual search capabilities.Intelligent answers. Bing’s intelligent answers are now smarter by leveraging their...

Google hasn’t supported rel=next/prev for a while (thanks for telling us)

Google has stopped supporting the rel=next/prev markup it launched back in 2011. The interesting part is, Google has not supported it for the past few years and didn’t tell anyone!What...

Patent suggests how CTR, time on page could be used in search rankings (if...

Earlier this month, Google was granted a patent for utilizing click-through rates as a potential ranking factor. The patent tells us that the search result a user selects and the...

Google’s March 2019 core quality update: Stories of recovery

On March 12, Google released an update to its algorithms that had a significant impact on quite a few sites across the web. Many, but not all, of the sites...