Apple Drops Bing For Siri Search

I like the idea of Apple flinging Bing. Nearly as much as I like this story.

It’s not really happening for Bing, as this story expounds. Getting ditched by Apple & Siri is a bit like getting ditched by someone who used to be really famous, but now…

Perhaps Microsoft will truly “pwn” the desktop search market instead.

And perhaps the desktop searchers can meet in the same clubhouse as the Bing User Group,

#SEO #SEONews #Apple #Bing #Google #MobileSearch #DesktopSearch
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Google "Near Me" is Near Dead

Have you seen the picture of the Denver business with “near me” in its name?

The lengths people will go to in order to rank for “near me” searches.

Well, they will be very annoyed by this piece, from TWIS SEO News & Updates w/e 01 September 2017.

It’s all about how Google stats show usage of “near me” and other location modifiers is dropping proportionally vs bare searches.

Now, back to optimising Aaaaardvaaaark Plumbers for the new world of search.

#SEO #SEONews #LocalSEO #GoogleLocal #KeywordResearch #MobileSearch
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TWIS SEO News & Updates 25th August 2017

Click to read the very latest SEO News and Updates for w/e 25 August 2017 and you will discover the following fabulous stories:

– BrightEdge showing 57% of search now mobile;
– Google’s attempt to mollify news publishers with subscription help ;
– A brand new Q&A feature in Google Local.;
– AMP ads get some supercharged speed;
– Google picks a single canonical, even if you try your best to confuse it;
– As well as some newsy, snippety SEO Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #SEONews #MobileSearch #GoogleNews #LocalSEO #AMP #CanonicalURLs
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The Week In Search 18 August 2017

Click here to read the very latest SEO News and Updates for w/e 18th August 2017. It is packed with a fine array of news, insights, and actions to keep your SEO tip-top:

– Google Sends Out HTTPS Warnings;
– Google Issues Structured Data Spam Manual Actions;
– Google Releases 6 Second Video Previews in Mobile Search;
– 33% Increase in Voice Search Languages;
– How to Block Your Staging Server;
– As well as some exceptionally interesting Bits & Pieces.

#SEO #HTTPS #StructuredData #MobileSearch #VoiceSearch #WebDev
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Google Mobile First Index Staged Rollout

So, Google will be rolling out its Mobile First Index to individual sites in a staged rollout. This is such a slowly, slowly approach, that you can’t help but wonder if the project is stalling, or if the change will be so substantial it will be earth-shattering for search results, even though Google is PR-heavy on the “nothing substantial will change” message. Read about it now.

You need to get your site Mobile First ready, as being mobile friendly is just not enough. If you would like to discuss ways to become Mobile First, or check current status, please feel free to contact me.

#SEO #MobileFirst #MobileSearch #MobileStrategy

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