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Google Authority Profiles?

Occasionally, Google hits the keyboard and churns out a new post that explains what goes on behind the scenes. At times, these posts are meant to serve as general introductions to a given topic. In other instances, Google uses its blog to update the industry as to its latest advancements. …

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Google’s Local Trust Pack

We are in the midst of a transformation in local advertising. Google has a new form of trusted answers that are revealed through a unique and compelling sponsored ad unit. The advertisers that participate in this new layer of trust are proudly displayed next to a green, check-mark badge. This …

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Google Boosting Shopping Features

According to Adobe’s Digital Economy Index data, “buy online, pickup in store” (BOPIS) grew more than 250% year over year in August. The company also said that 30% percent of online buyers prefer BOPIS/curbside pickup over home delivery (read: traditional e-commerce). Google has said something similar. The company reported Wednesday …

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Google’s Search Term Filtering

Google announced at the start of September it would reduce the visibility of search terms shown in reports for advertisers. Privacy was the reason cited by Google but advertisers quickly called the motives into question and complained about the loss of transparency into a large amount of ad spend. A …

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Google Custom Audiences

Last year at Google Marketing Live, Google said it would be unifying custom affinity and custom intent audiences under a custom audience option. Custom audiences are available now in Google Ads for Display, Discovery, Gmail and YouTube campaigns. How custom audiences work. You no longer create custom affinity or intent …

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Google Search Bugs

Late Friday, Google confirmed it had an indexing issue that specifically impacted what content was shown in the Top Stories section in Google Search. In addition, the Google Search Console coverage report has not been updated in about two-weeks, which is unusually delayed. Indexing issue. Google said there was an …

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Google BERT Fact Checks

Google announced and summarized a lot of the changes and updates the company made to Google Search over the past year. This announcement covers changes to Google Search, Google News, autocomplete, fact checking, through BERT and language processing. At a high level, Google is aiming to provide search results that …

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Local Businesses COVID-19

  Google has introduced a new set of “health safety” business attributes tied to COVID-19. This follows earlier introductions of similar features by Yelp and TripAdvisor. These attributes started appearing yesterday for some, in the Google My Business (GMB) dashboard. They haven’t shown up yet in Search and Maps but …

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Google Ads Search Terms

Google has begun alerting advertisers that it will soon stop showing search queries that triggered their ads when there is not “significant” data. “We are updating the search terms report to only include terms that were searched by a significant number of users. As a result you may see fewer …

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Google Licensable Image

Google’s “licensable” badge in Image results is now out of beta. Google also changed the “Usage rights” search filter to let users search for images with creative common or other licenses to address concerns about digital images being commodified and used for free. Licensable badge. Google began testing the badge …

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