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  • Moz's Acquisition of SERPscape, Russ Jones Joining Our Team, and a Sneak Peek at a New Tool
    Posted by randfishToday, it's my pleasure to announce some exciting news. First, if you haven't already seen it via his blog post, I'm thrilled to welcome Russ Jones, a longtime community member and great contributor to the SEO world, to Moz. He'll…
    - 1 day ago 27 Aug 15, 12:14am -
  • The SEO Professional's Guide to Waterfall Diagrams
    Posted by ZoompfAs we know well by now, the speed of a web page is very important from an SEO and user experience perspective. Faster pages have higher search engine ranks, and users will visit more pages and convert higher on a fast performing web…
    - 2 days ago 26 Aug 15, 12:16am -
  • The True Cost of Local Business Directories
    Posted by kristihinesIf you're a local business owner, you've likely heard that you should submit your business to local business directories like Yelp, Merchant Circle, Yellow Pages, and similar networks in order to help boost your local search vi…
    - 3 days ago 25 Aug 15, 12:14am -
  • User Behaviour Data as a Ranking Signal
    Posted by Dan-Petrovic Question: How does a search engine interpret user experience?Answer: They collect and process user behaviour data.Types of user behaviour data used by search engines include click-throug…
    - 4 days ago 24 Aug 15, 12:17am -
  • How Much Keyword Repetition is Optimal - Whiteboard Friday
    Posted by randfishWith all the advancements search engines have made, a lot of folks in the SEO world are circling back to a fundamental question: If I'm targeting a particular keyword, where and how often should I use that in the front and back en…
    - 7 days ago 21 Aug 15, 12:17am -
  • Is Online Marketing Gender-Diverse?
    Posted by JackieRaeWhat is your gender?It's a standard demographic question that many of us answered on the Online Marketing Industry Survey. It's a compelling indicator of how our industry is evolving in an area that truly helps us become better…
    - 8 days ago 20 Aug 15, 6:16am -
  • The New Snack Pack: Where Users are Clicking & How You Can Win
    Posted by Casey_MerazLast week I wrote a post about the new Snack Pack, where three local results have become the new standard, and explored where users were clicking based on some preliminary data from UsabilityHub tests we ran. In our test, we me…
    - 9 days ago 19 Aug 15, 12:16am -
  • New Moz Local Distribution Partners and Mobile-Friendly Interface
    Posted by David-MihmThose of you who have logged into your Moz Local dashboard recently may have noticed a few updates this week! I thought I’d post a quick announcement to highlight them.New distribution partners: Bing, Citysearch, and Insider…
    - 10 days ago 18 Aug 15, 12:15am -
  • Google's Local Snack Pack Shake-Up: What You Need to Know
    Posted by jenstarLocal SEO has seen the biggest shake-up since Google launched their first local algorithm, Pigeon, just over a year ago. On Thursday, August 6th, people began to notice that the usual 7-packs that frequently showed up in the search…
    - 11 days ago 17 Aug 15, 12:16am -

Search Engine Land

  • newSearchCap: AdWords Snippet Extensions, Google Antitrust & Google Featured Snippets
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web.The post SearchCap: AdWords Snippet Extensions, Google Antitrust & Google Featured Snippets appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 9:00pm -
  • newNew AdWords Structured Snippet Extension Is Rolling Out
    The latest extension gives advertisers more control in choosing which key features to highlight in their ads. The post New AdWords Structured Snippet Extension Is Rolling Out appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engine Land for…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 8:54pm -
  • newSPONSOR MESSAGE: Guide To Social Advertising
    Social advertising challenges a brand to think differently about both social engagement and advertising. It requires marketers to appeal to the prospect in new ways. This Grande Guide from Oracle Eloqua is about advertising in the social media sphere…
    - 8 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 6:15pm -
  • newGoogle Comes Out Swinging, Denies All Antitrust Charges In Shopping Search
    In a formal filing and in a companion blog post by Google SVP and General Counsel Kent Walker, Google has vigorously denied that it has abused its market position in search. Instead, it characterized its actions and UI changes as directed toward qual…
    - 10 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 4:24pm -
  • newHow To Save On SEO Without Being Cheap
    Good SEO does not come cheap, but columnist Kaspar Szymanski has some tips for beginners on how to save on future SEO costs with a bit of streamlining and advance planning.The post How To Save On SEO Without Being Cheap appeared first on Search Eng…
    - 12 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 2:02pm -
  • newSwapped Out: Losing A Google Direct Answer [Case Study]
    When a client loses its featured snippet, columnist Glenn Gabe does some competitive analysis to try to determine why. His findings may shed light on what it takes to get a featured snippet in Google search results.The post Swapped Out: Losing A Go…
    - 13 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 1:22pm -
  • newTwitter B2B Top-Dog Targeting: Thursday’s Psychographic Hot House
    Ever had a product or service to promote to the C-Suite within a large corporation and wish you could reach the CEO, CFO, CMO or all of the above? In last week’s post, we showed you how to target the C-Suite on Facebook in Nail B2B Authority Target…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 11:30am -
  • SearchCap: Google Local Pack Study, AdWords Scripts & Facebook M
    Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web.The post SearchCap: Google Local Pack Study, AdWords Scripts & Facebook M appeared first on Search Engine Land.Please visit Search Engin…
    - 1 day ago 26 Aug 15, 9:00pm -
  • Look Out Siri, Google Now & Cortana, Facebook M Wants To Be Your Digital Assistant
    The social network is experimenting with a service within Messenger that it believes will make better recommendations than its rivals. M will even complete tasks for people. The post Look Out Siri, Google Now & Cortana, Facebook M Wants To Be Your…
    - 1 day ago 26 Aug 15, 7:00pm -
  • Marin Software & SocialPro Launch 2nd Annual Biggest Social Geek Contest
    Grand prize winner will receive an all-expense-paid trip to SocialPro 2015 and their choice of an Apple iPad Mini, an Xbox One or a Sony PlayStation 4.The post Marin Software & SocialPro Launch 2nd Annual Biggest Social Geek Contest appeared first…
    - 1 day ago 26 Aug 15, 6:00pm -

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  • newVine ❤️ Music
     Vine, the six-second looping video app from Twitter, has today announced a significant feature update that brings more attention to the audio in users’ videos. Starting tomorrow (Friday), Vine users will have more control over their vines with t…
    - 42 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:30am -
  • newFormer Facebook And Instagram Marketer Eric Edge Joins Photo Startup PicsArt
     PicsArt is announcing that it has hired Eric Edge as its vice president of marketing. Edge spent the last four-plus years at Facebook (where he led the company’s marketing efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa), then at Facebook-owned In…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 9:49pm -
  • newOpenFeint Founder Jason Citron Returns To A Familiar Place With Discord App For Gamers
     Some founders keep returning to the same ideas over and over in new form. Jason Citron, a lifelong gamer, was the creator of OpenFeint, an early mobile social gaming network that he sold to Japan’s GREE for $104 million.After leaving GREE, he w…
    - 6 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 8:34pm -
  • newNFL’s Twitter Video Deal Came And Its Deal With Facebook Went
     Today, the WSJ reported that the NFL’s video test with Facebook ended “quietly” earlier this year. The publication also referred to it as a “partnership,” a term that is used very loosely in business, especially here in the Valley. The t…
    - 6 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 8:13pm -
  • newInstagram Thinks Outside The Square, Now Allows Landscape And Portrait Photos And Videos
     One in five photos or videos on Instagram show up with annoying whitespace around them because people use other apps to letterbox their landscape or portrait imagery to fit in Instagram’s square cropping. So today, Instagram for iOS and Android…
    - 9 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 5:00pm -
  • newLife360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App
     Life360, the maker of mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone that help keep families connected, has acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies, a startup behind a number of mobile apps that passively collect data from users’ smartphone…
    - 11 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 3:16pm -
  • Why Angry Birds Games Aren’t Enough For Rovio
     Earlier today, Rovio said it would lay off 260 employees. This was fascinating news to the Internet, given Rovio’s status as one of the vanguards of mobile gaming as the iPhone and Android exploded. But in reality, all games eventually fade in…
    - 1 day ago 27 Aug 15, 12:01am -
  • Co-Founder Garrett Camp Buys Back Majority Share In StumbleUpon
     Garrett Camp, co-founder of StumbleUpon, says he’ll soon be the site’s majority stakeholder. Again. The site originally launched in 2001. StumbleUpon was sold to eBay in 2007, but sold back to a group including Camp in 2009. He was active CEO…
    - 1 day ago 26 Aug 15, 11:41pm -
  • Facebook Goes Nuclear On The Messaging War With Its M Assistant
     All messaging apps are the same no more. A few years ago, there were few differences between SMS and a slew of chat apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik, Line, KakaoTalk and Facebook Messenger. But each have slowly defined themselves differently, wheth…
    - 1 day ago 26 Aug 15, 7:40pm -
  • Facebook Is Adding A Personal Assistant Called “M” To Your Messenger App
     We’d been hearing rumblings that Facebook was working on an “assistant” within Messenger (along with others), but today we’ve gotten the details that pull it all together. This puts the company squarely in competition with Apple, Google an…
    - 1 day ago 26 Aug 15, 5:31pm -
  • Dodge Kickstarter Fees And Take Crowdfunding On Your Site With Celery Launch
     Why pay Kickstarter or Indiegogo 5% when most crowdfunding traffic comes from project creators and their own promotion? And why publicize a crowdfunding page that will only live for a month instead of a business’ own website that can take orders…
    - 1 day ago 26 Aug 15, 4:50pm -

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  • newBindi Irwin More Terrified of Dancing with the Stars Than Crocodiles
    Bindi Irwin is on board for Dancing with the Stars Season 21, abd the adventurous heir to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s legacy says she may be more afraid of this than of wresting corcs. “This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top…
    - 15 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:57am -
  • newKim Davis Closes Clerk Office for ‘Computer Upgrades’ as Protesters Gather
    Kim Davis, the County Clerk in Kentucky who has made national headlines for refusing to abide by national law and grant marriage licenses to gay couples, pulled a fast one today. After a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling ordering her…
    - 31 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:41am -
  • newChrissy Teigen: Will She Leave Modeling for Cooking?
    Chrissy Teigen has long graced sexy photo spreads as a gorgeous model, but she’s not sure modeling is her first love. In a recent interview for Modern Luxury, the wife of singer John Legend admits that cooking is a huge passion. Will Chrissy Teige…
    - 42 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:30am -
  • newKaia Gerber Appears Alongside Mom Cindy Crawford, Brother Presley in September’s ‘Vogue’
    Kaia Gerber is certainly following in her famous mom’s footsteps, and when you see her–along with mom Cindy Crawford and brother Presley inside the September issue of Vogue–you’ll see why. There’s no question at all that Kaia Gerber is sim…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Aug 15, 1:06am -
  • newGoogle Launches Structured Snippet Extensions For AdWords
    Google announced that it is starting to roll out structured snippet extensions for text ads. These enable advertisers to provide structured information to show up in their ads. You can select a predefined header and enter a list of customized values…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 9:05pm -
  • newY’all Need to Get Off Facebook
    Y’all need to get off Facebook. “We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family,” repor…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 8:51pm -
  • newFacebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem
    You always hear about Facebook catching up to, and even surpassing YouTube as a destination for video. And it’s no joke – Facebook is a video powerhouse. But you may or may not have heard about some of the criticisms of Facebook concerning its m…
    - 6 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 8:21pm -
  • newGoogle Isn’t Budging On Its Antitrust Fight In Europe
    In April, after a five-year-long investigation, the European Commission announced it had sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services by favoring its own co…
    - 6 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 8:17pm -
  • newYelp Experiments With Categorized Photo Browsing
    Yelp announced a new way to browse photos – by category. You can now browse by things like food, interior, outside, drink, and menu. The feature comes as the company has been experimenting with using neural networks to learn more about the content…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 7:30pm -
  • newFacebook Isn’t Great at Policing Racism, Says German Minister
    Facebook isn’t doing enough to rid the site of hateful, racist rhetoric, according to German Justice Minister Heiko Maas. Maas sent a letter to Facebook saying its action on such issues were “urgent.” The letter was obtained by Der Tagesspiege…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 6:57pm -

Mashable

  • newTouching ad shows what it really means to lose a life on Australian roads
    An ad campaign in Victoria, Australia is attempting to reduce the death toll on the road by pulling heart strings.The state's Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has released a short ad with the tagline "there's no one someone won't miss." It s…
    - 23 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:49am -
  • newLet's talk about the Champions League draw: Who moves on?
    The UEFA Champions League, which brings together top teams from domestic European soccer leagues for one continental mega-competition, is among the best annual events in all of sportsNow, after Thursday night's draw to determine the competition'…
    - 26 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:46am -
  • newAustralian Border Security will randomly check people's visas
    This is not a drillIf you live in Melbourne, Australia, the Australian Border Force (ABF) will be on city streets on Friday and Saturday evening checking the visas of random passersby, according to a statementSee also: Aussie bar uses naked wom…
    - 35 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:37am -
  • new5 VMA moments that might happen now that we know the seating chart
    LOS ANGELES — Let the predictions beginWith dozens of celebs scheduled to be trapped in a room together for several hours at the MTV Video Music Awards, we're bound to witness some crazy moments.See also: 2015 MTV VMA performers: Nicki Minaj…
    - 37 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:35am -
  • newVine makes it easier to create perfect music loops
    Achieving a seamless music loop on Vine used to take some pretty masterful editing on the user's part. But starting Friday, that doesn't have to be the caseTo that end, Vine announced Snap to Beat, a feature that makes it easy for just about any…
    - 60 mins ago 28 Aug 15, 1:12am -
  • newObama to New Orleans, 10 years after Katrina: 'You inspired all of America'
    "It's good to be back in the Big Easy," President Obama said as he took the podium on Thursday at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans, LouisianaTen years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the President made his…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 11:23pm -
  • newSerena Williams eyes first calendar Grand Slam in nearly 30 years
    Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.Thursday's draw filled the top-ranked Williams' quarter of the bracket with Americans, nine i…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 10:38pm -
  • newDarius Rucker sings 'Amazing Grace' in tribute to hometown after Charleston shooting
    On the same day as the horrific shooting deaths of two journalists in Virginia, Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker dedicated "Amazing Grace" to Charleston, South Carolina, his hometown that suffered through a mass church shooting in Jun…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 10:11pm -
  • newIFC changes up 'Documentary Now' plans because of Virginia shooting
    IFC has decided to delay the airing of an installment of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's docuparody series Documentary Now! due to Wednesday's shooting of two journalists in VirginiaScheduled to air Thursday was an episode that spoofed Vice News c…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 10:08pm -
  • newSpace Station crew moving Russian spaceship to new parking spot Friday
    Three International Space Station crewmembers are going to take a quick little day trip FridayNASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka will board their Russian Soyuz spacecraft and fly around the Space Stat…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 9:55pm -
  • newWhy the beloved polar bear Knut died so suddenly
    He spawned millions of fuzzy toys, garnered media attention on everything from his cod-liver diet to his lack of mates and even inspired his own song before his untimely death in 2011.He was Knut the polar bear, the star of the Berlin Zoo.Now,…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Aug 15, 9:45pm -

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