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6 10, 2022

Google Settles Consumer Privacy Lawsuit For $85 Million

2022-10-06T06:47:07+11:00October 6th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - Google parent company Alphabet Inc. will pay $85 million to end a consumer privacy lawsuit filed by the state of Arizona. The suit, which was filed in May 2020, alleged the search engine violated the state’s Consumer Fraud Act and misled internet users about its use of location data and data collection practices. It accused [...]

4 10, 2022

Click Bots and Fake Traffic Cost Online Advertisers $35 Billion

2022-10-04T09:02:06+11:00October 4th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - The world of pay-per-click advertising depends on traffic to keep it running. But almost as long as there have been PPC ads, there have been bots to “click” them and game the system. An open secret, this problem is much more widespread than many digital marketers might assume, with some estimates claiming fake users make [...]

30 09, 2022

Meta Institutes Hiring Freeze, Budget Cuts, Corporate Restructuring

2022-09-30T22:32:11+10:00September 30th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - Social media company Meta is instituting a hiring freeze and warning employees about further restructuring and downsizing.  The announcement came from CEO Mark Zuckerberg on an internal all-hands call, Bloomberg reported. The company, which owns Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, will reportedly be slashing budgets across most teams. This announcement comes just one week after the [...]

17 09, 2022

Adobe Buys Figma For $20 Billion

2022-09-17T08:32:07+10:00September 17th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - In an announcement timed to coincide with its quarterly earnings report, Adobe reported via press release it was going to buy the online collaborative design software company Figma. The deal, which is reportedly worth $20 billion in cash and stock, will expand Adobe’s collaboration-focused offerings as it seeks to capture market share in the remote/hybrid [...]

15 09, 2022

Google Adds New HTTPS Report to Search Console

2022-09-15T10:55:34+10:00September 15th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - Google has announced it will begin rolling out a new HTTPS report in Search Console.  The announcement came via Google’s Search Central Blog and indicated the search engine expects the launch process to take a few months. “One of the common requests we heard from you was to provide more information regarding the HTTPS status [...]

15 09, 2022

Web Push Coming to iOS

2022-09-15T05:37:07+10:00September 15th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - WebKit’s message alert service Web Push will soon be supported by WebKit for users of Apple devices, according to a tweet from Jen Simmons, a member of the Safari and Webkit web developer experience team. Web Push is an opt-in notification service, which will require it to ask users for permission before sending notifications. No [...]

13 09, 2022

Twitter Testing “WhatsApp Share” Button in India

2022-09-14T09:07:08+10:00September 13th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - Twitter has added a Whatsapp share button for its users in India, the social media platform unveiled via tweet from its account dedicated to the country.  The feature, which was announced as a test, replaces the share button and provides the exact same functionality. In other words, upon clicking the icon, users will be presented [...]

10 09, 2022

YouTube Experimenting With New Features For Analytics Research Tab

2022-09-10T08:02:07+10:00September 10th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - Based on the success of YouTube Search Insights, a keyword research feature released last year, the video-sharing platform is experimenting with three new features on the Analytics Research tab. The new features, Watch Interest, Watch Activity and Personalized Insights are intended to help content creators identify areas of interest to their audience. This announcement came [...]

8 09, 2022

Yahoo Acquires Source Credibility Algorithms With Latest Acquisition

2022-09-11T14:42:13+10:00September 8th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - Yahoo has announced a deal to purchase The Factual, a news rating company that scores media bias and credibility. Yahoo will implement this score to provide users with additional insight into the accuracy and reliability of the content they consume. “The acquisition continues Yahoo’s commitment to bringing trusted news and information to its nearly 900 [...]

2 09, 2022

Twitter Starts Testing An Edit Button

2022-09-02T06:27:07+10:00September 2nd, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Brian Frederick - Twitter is internally testing an edit feature that will allow users to modify tweets for up to 30 minutes after publication, the social media company announced in a tweet. if you see an edited Tweet it's because we're testing the edit button this is happening and you'll be okay — Twitter (@Twitter) September 1, 2022 [...]

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