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Google to Use Environmental Information in Queries

Posted @ Feb 22 2017 by Bill Slawski

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote about a patent that told us it would influence search results by media that you may have listened to before (radio, television, movies, and so on). That post was about Google Media Consumption History Patent Filed. I was reminded of that media consumption history patent by one about […]

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Did the Groundhog Update Just Take Place at Google?

Posted @ Feb 07 2017 by Bill Slawski

A story that ran at Search Engine Land a few days ago informed us of a possible new Algorithm at Google: Unconfirmed Google algorithm update may be better at discounting links and spam. Before I read that post, I had just read a new Google patent, and the post reminded me of the patent. The […]

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How Google May Identify Device Locations Using Magnetic Fields from AC Powerlines

Posted @ Jan 26 2017 by Bill Slawski

The Value of Knowing Location of Searchers to a Search Engine There are many reasons why it might be helpful for a search engine to know the location of a device that is performing a search, such as helping in location based searches or determining the best locations to take photographs at or identifying businesses […]

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Google to Extract Keywords from Image Text?

Posted @ Jan 19 2017 by Bill Slawski

A couple of years ago, I asked the question, Will Google Start Reading Text in Images on the Web Soon? I was writing about a patent from Google that described how the search engine might identify documents that matched visual queries. In a slightly different approach, a newly granted patent from Google describes how the […]

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How To Bulk Update Title Tags & Meta Descriptions

How To Bulk Import Title Tags And Meta Descriptions To Yoast

Posted @ Jan 19 2017 by Chris Long

Quality title tags and meta descriptions are important for SEO.  Imperative, even.  And yet, because of how large of a task it can be, many will procrastinate rather than diving in. Writing or rewriting all of the title tags and meta descriptions, while working keywords into the copy, is a tremendous accomplishment for any mid- to large-sized […]

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Bill Slawski’s Hardest SEO Quiz You’ll Ever Take – 2017 Edition

Posted @ Jan 10 2017 by Bill Slawski

Two years ago, I created a fun little SEO quiz.  At the time, I thought some of my friends would get a kick out of it; it took off and now has over 3,000 completions – wow! Given that two years in the SEO Industry is an eternity, I thought it was time for an update. There […]

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Semantic Topic Modeling for Search Queries at Google

Posted @ Dec 28 2016 by Bill Slawski

I came across some interesting papers at the Google Research pages on Topic modeling that I thought were worth sharing. One reminded me of Google’s use of co-occurrence of phrases in top ranking pages for different queries and how that could be used to better understand thematic modeling on a site. I wrote about that […]

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7 Leading Ladies of Social Media Offer Tips for 2017

Posted @ Dec 13 2016 by Kat Haselkorn

Social media has long been a fast-evolving field — and 2016 was no exception! This year, some BIG things happened. We lost Vine, Microsoft battled Salesforce to acquire LinkedIn for $26B, Instagram use continued to skyrocket, and Snapchat introduced their first hardware, Spectacles, for a totally immersive social experience. At Go Fish Digital, we strive to stay […]

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Google’s High Quality Sites Patent

Posted @ Dec 07 2016 by Bill Slawski

You may recognize the names of one of the inventors of the patent I am writing a post about. He had one of the most talked about Google Updates named after him. It is known as Panda. A Google Blog post about Panda refers to it as the “high quality sites” update; this patent talks […]

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Might Google Personalize Search Results Based upon Membership in Social Network Communities

Posted @ Nov 30 2016 by Bill Slawski

Might Google use information from social networks to personalize someone’s search queries and results, and improve their experience with the search engine? A patent granted to Google at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in early November describes a process that would allow for such personalization. The patent points out some potential problems that […]

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