December 15, 2017

SearchCap: Net neutrality, AdWords grants & EU licensing fees

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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December 15, 2017

European press agencies push for licensing fees for their content from Google, Facebook

It remains to be seen whether European legislators and regulators will pick up the cause, but there's a possibility that they will.

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December 15, 2017

Optimizing for Hanukkah: Sometimes it’s still strings, not things

Google has grown smarter at recognizing variant spellings of the same entity, but columnist Paul Shapiro observes that it's not perfect yet.

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December 15, 2017

How to generate links that drive traffic, not just ranking

Links are a crucial element of search engine optimization, and columnist Kevin Rowe believes that long-term SEO success relies on building links that drive real traffic.

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December 15, 2017

Google Ad Grants policy changes include 5% CTR minimum, up from 1%

Several new policy updates for the AdWords program for non-profits take effect January 1, 2018.

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December 15, 2017

Search in Pics: Life size Google snow globe, Bing bean chair, Menorah & more

In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. Life size Google snow globe: Source: Instagram Bing bean chair: Source: Twitter Google Dublin Menorah: Source: […]

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December 14, 2017

FCC repeals net neutrality by party line vote

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, gives his previous bosses an early Christmas present by gutting the 2015 rules.

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December 14, 2017

SearchCap: Bing & Reddit, Google travel pricing & meta descriptions

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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December 14, 2017

Google: Fundamentals of writing meta descriptions don’t change with longer search snippets

Google has officially commented about what webmasters should focus on when writing meta descriptions after Google extended their search result snippets.

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