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Yelp says Google violated ‘do not crawl’ provision of 2013 FTC settlement agreement

Reportedly, numerous Yelp business images were found in Google Maps. The post Yelp says Google violated ‘do not crawl’ provision of 2013 FTC settlement agreement appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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A Quick Look at Sponsored Content on Social Media by @sayscaitlin

Are you following the FTC Social Media guidelines when sharing sponsored content? Learn more in this post:

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FTC sues 1-800 Contacts over reciprocal, ‘anti-competitive’ PPC bidding agreements

Bidding agreements prevented 1-800 Contacts and its rivals from bidding on each other's trademarked terms. The post FTC sues 1-800 Contacts over reciprocal, ‘anti-competitive’ PPC bidding agreements appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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After FTC Guidelines, Ad Demarcations In Search Engine Results Have Become More Muted

A new survey of how the search engines treat ads from organic listings. The post After FTC Guidelines, Ad Demarcations In Search Engine Results Have Become More Muted appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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FTC Talks Staying Safe With Social Media Endorsements At SocialPro. Just 3 Weeks Away!

Native advertising. Influencer marketing. Paid endorsements. Nothing is wrong with these tactics on social media and in other marketing channels, as long as you’re staying within the rules of disclosure. Are you? Or are you unclear on those rules? Good news for the confused and uncertain! The US...

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Consumer Group Petitions FTC To Bring Europe’s Right-To-Be-Forgotten To US

Consumer Watchdog argues values behind RTBF are already part of US law. The post Consumer Group Petitions FTC To Bring Europe’s Right-To-Be-Forgotten To US appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Study By Former FTC Advisor Tim Wu Claims Google Local Search Results Violate Competition Laws

Sponsored by Yelp, the study found users were more likely to click on merit-based results over Google's self-promoted content. The post Study By Former FTC Advisor Tim Wu Claims Google Local Search Results Violate Competition Laws appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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SearchCap: Google Maps Pac-Man, Google/Baidu China & Senator Lee FTC

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google Maps Pac-Man, Google/Baidu China & Senator Lee FTC appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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Senator Mike Lee Opens Investigation Into Google-FTC Antitrust Outcome

Secondary political motivations enter the FTC report controversy. The post Senator Mike Lee Opens Investigation Into Google-FTC Antitrust Outcome appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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FTC Reports Google Boosted its Properties Ahead Of Competitors’ in Search Results by @mattsouthern

The results of an investigation by the FTC into Google, obtained by the Wall Street Journal and reported on by The Verge, reveal that Google has allegedly manipulated its search results in a way has stifled its competition. The investigation eventually ended with a settlement, but the commission wanted to take legal action against the search giant, stating: “Google “adopted a strategy of demoting, or refusing to display, links to certain vertical websites in highly commercial categories.” Google agreed to alter these practices, but contends that there was no evidence of wrongdoing. However, one example taken from the report is […]

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