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Google to Go After Sites That Use AMPs as Teaser Pages by @MattGSouthern

A policy change will require that content on an AMP be comparable to the original content on the canonical page.

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Google to Introduce 8 Trust Indicators for Publishers to Add to News Stories by @MattGSouthern

Continuing its effort to guide searchers toward credible content, Google has announced plans to introduce eight new trust indicators.

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Google Maps Improves Location Discovery by Color Coding Points of Interest by @MattGSouthern

Google Maps will soon be rolling out an update that will improve location discovery in two distinct ways.

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Google’s Job Search Will Now Estimate Salaries For All Job Positions by @MattGSouthern

Google is adding some requested features to its job search experience that was introduced earlier this year. Job seekers will now be able to access salary information directly in search results, which is something Google says is missing from 85% of job postings in the US. When actual salary information is not available, Google will display estimated salary ranges based on job title, location, and employer. In order to provide estimated salaries, Google will be sourcing information from sites like Glassdoor, PayScale, and LinkedIn. It’s possible that Google’s enhancements to job searches will further empower candidates. For jobs that have […]

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Firefox Ditches Yahoo for Google as Default Search Provider by @MattGSouthern

Google is once again the default search provider for Firefox, marking the end of a three-year partnership with Yahoo.

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Top 17 Organic Search Ranking Factors [STUDY] by @MattGSouthern

An updated study from SEMRush reveals what are said to be the top organic search ranking factors in 2017.

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Reviews are the Most Prominent Local SEO Ranking Factor in 2017 by @MattGSouthern

Reviews appear to be the most prominent ranking factor in local search, according to a recent study.

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Reviews are the Most Prominent Local SEO Ranking Factor in 2017 by @MattGSouthern

Reviews appear to be the most prominent ranking factor in local search, according to a recent study.

The post Reviews are the Most Prominent Local SEO Ranking Factor in 2017 by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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Facebook Updates Events App With Restaurants, Bars, and More by @MattGSouthern

Facebook’s Events app has received a significant update, which comes with a rebranding and more opportunities to discover local highlights.

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Google to Give Publishers Dedicated Knowledge Panels in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

The Knowledge Panel fills the above-the-fold section of search results with information to help searchers learn more about a publication.

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