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Google Shopping expands to India in English and Hindi

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Google is bringing its successful Shopping product to India, where it will also support product searches in Hindi. Why you should care Google is bringing the Shopping tab to Google Search and launching a new separate Shopping home page in India as it sets its sites on bringing more merchants and hundreds of millions of Indian consumers into its ecosystem. “We hope this enables all kinds of...

5 Mind-Blowingly Dumb Things We Heard at the Google Hearing

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, and many of their questions left the SEO community collectively shaking their heads. At times it was glaringly obvious that Congress had no idea how search engines work. Other times it seemed like Congress knew little about Google in general, or how the company differed from Apple and Wikipedia. One might...

Official AMP for WordPress Plugin Updated, Allows Sites to be Built Entirely With AMP

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The official AMP for WordPress plugin has received a major update, including the ability to build websites solely with AMP. That means new sites can be built with AMP from the ground up, with no need for duplicate versions of each page. In theory that would also solve the hidden URL problem that many publishers have with AMP. When AMP versions of pages are served in places like Google News and...

SearchCap: Google Lens for iOS, Facebook search ads & eCommerce SEO

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Vulnerability Reported in All in One SEO Pack

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A cross-site scripting vulnerability has been reported by the WPScan Vulnerability Database. The vulnerability was discovered by RipsTech security software company on October 25, 2018. It is unclear whether the vulnerability has been patched. Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability A cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS) is a type of vulnerability that allows an attacker to insert a code into a web...

5 Overused SEO Phrases to Nix & 5 Hot Phrases That Are In

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Did you know the concept of search engine optimization is more than 20 years old? Twenty. Years. Old. It’s as old as late ‘90s relics like the Spice Girls, Tamagotchi, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, the final season of “Seinfeld”, and “Titanic”. Most of that stuff seems pretty dated now. So why does SEO live on? It’s not just SEO, either. There are countless overused SEO phrases out there that just...

Google Introduces WordPress Plugin With Integrated Analytics, Search Console, More

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Google has introduced a new WordPress plugin which brings insights from Google tools to users’ dashboards. Site Kit by Google allows users to access information in Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, and PageSpeed Insights from the WordPress admin panel. “With Site Kit installed, WordPress users can access unified insights and Google product capabilities directly from the WordPress admin panel...

Google to redirect old Search Console reports to new ones Dec. 13

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As we reported last month, Google is sunsetting some reports within the old Google Search Console. Google announced that many of these reports will redirect from the old to the new Google Search Console on December 13. What is changing? The old Google Search Console is somewhat redundant to the new Google Search Console, and Google wants to reduce duplicative efforts of maintaining two similar...

12 Completely Outdated SEO Practices You Should Avoid

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SEO has gone through extensive evolutionary changes over the years, and continues to do so every day. While most traditional marketing tactics (for the most part) still hold true in digital marketing today, SEO changes have quite drastically changed the landscape. Most, if not all, of these changes have helped improve the web – and search, in particular. Yet, some people still cling to the “old...