DuckDuckGo Questioned By Authorities Over Google Antitrust Investigation via @MattGSouthern

DuckDuckGo Questioned By Authorities Over Google Antitrust Investigation via @MattGSouthern

DuckDuckGo has reportedly been in talks with the U.S. Justice Department regarding an investigation into Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices. In a report from Bloomberg, DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg reveals U.S. authorities are looking for ways to limit Google’s dominance in the search market. Weinberg spoke with authorities just a few weeks ago, who came prepared with detailed questions about Google. Should Google Offer Alternatives? A particular focus of questions being asked by authorities is whether Google should be required to suggest alternatives. Authorities are most concerned about having Google present alternatives to its search engine and Chrome web browser on Android devices. It’s alleged that Google is engaging in anti-competitive […]

LinkedIn Launches Engagement Retargeting & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST] via @shepzirnheld

LinkedIn Launches Engagement Retargeting & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST] via @shepzirnheld

This week on Marketing O’Clock, we’re rejoicing over LinkedIn’s new engagement retargeting options, the ability to schedule tweets, and more. The post LinkedIn Launches Engagement Retargeting & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST] via @shepzirnheld appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

LinkedIn Launches Engagement Retargeting & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST] via @shepzirnheld

LinkedIn Launches Engagement Retargeting & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST] via @shepzirnheld

LinkedIn makes a big engagement announcement, Bing Webmaster Tools are sharper than ever, Twitter finally allows users to schedule tweets in advance, and hosts Jess Budde, Greg Finn, and Christine “Shep” Zirnheld are here to tell you about all the news you may have missed this week. Plus, we’re back on camera! If you missed seeing us, you can tune into this week’s episode on the Search Engine Journal YouTube channel to see our smiling faces broadcasting from home. Join us as we break down the biggest digital marketing news of the week: Engagement remarketing comes to LinkedIn Ads This long-awaited feature has us overjoyed, delighted, and dare we say, […]

Co-Citation & Co-Occurrence: How Important Are They for SEO Today? via @AdamHeitzman

Co-Citation & Co-Occurrence: How Important Are They for SEO Today? via @AdamHeitzman

As we all work to understand Google’s algorithm and become proactive and not reactive in our marketing strategies, you have to be careful you’re not falling victim to just another buzzword (and in this industry, that can be hard to navigate). We did the research for you to understand what co-citation and co-occurrence mean, how they’re different, and whether these are tactics to take seriously when it comes to strategizing the SEO of your website. Hint, the answer might not be what you think! What Is Co-Citation? We all know that link building works; but this is much to Google’s dismay. Enter co-citation (and co-occurrence for that matter, but we’ll […]

Co-Citation & Co-Occurrence: How Important Are They for SEO Today? via @AdamHeitzman

Co-Citation & Co-Occurrence: How Important Are They for SEO Today? via @AdamHeitzman

As we all work to understand Google’s algorithm and become proactive and not reactive in our marketing strategies, you have to be careful you’re not falling victim to just another buzzword (and in this industry, that can be hard to navigate). We did the research for you to understand what co-citation and co-occurrence mean, how they’re different, and whether these are tactics to take seriously when it comes to strategizing the SEO of your website. Hint, the answer might not be what you think! What Is Co-Citation? We all know that link building works; but this is much to Google’s dismay. Enter co-citation (and co-occurrence for that matter, but we’ll […]

‘We’re Pausing Work’: Coping with Client Anxiety via @ronlieback

‘We’re Pausing Work’: Coping with Client Anxiety via @ronlieback

Every agency owner I know has heard scary words from clients over the past two months, similar to the ones I suffered multiple times: “we’re pausing work for now.” Others had experienced worse, including the total loss of a client because that respective client’s business had shut down. The situation appears tougher on my sole-proprietor friends working as writers or SEO professionals – especially the ones working within the entertainment and food businesses. My company’s client situation was favorable until the first week of April. That’s when the pausing began, including a few of my larger clients. April, for me, has always begun positive, the month setting off the second […]

Google My Business Update: Add More Hours for Specific Services via @MattGSouthern

Google My Business Update: Add More Hours for Specific Services via @MattGSouthern

Google is letting businesses add more hours in their GMB listing for services that aren’t offered at all times of the day. If the hours for certain services differ from a business’s regular opening hours, that information can now be easily displayed for customers to see. Businesses can include additional sets of hours for the following types of services: Brunch Delivery Drive through Happy hours Kitchen Pickup Senior hours Takeout Looking at the types of services this feature is available to, it’s probably fair to assume the ability to add more hours was prompted by the pandemic. As businesses adapt to what has become the new normal, they may have […]

How to Use Python to Monitor & Measure Website Performance via @rvtheverett

How to Use Python to Monitor & Measure Website Performance via @rvtheverett

Over the last month, Google has announced a number of advancements to how they will be measuring user experience through key speed and performance metrics. Coincidentally, I have been working on putting together a Python script that uses the Google PageSpeed Insights (PSI) API to collect metrics for a number of pages at a time, without needing to run the test for each individual URL. Following the announcements from Google, I thought now would be the perfect time to share it, as well as explain how you can create this beginner-friendly Python script. The best thing about the script is, that once you have the foundations set up, you will […]