Google News adds new referral URL source that publishers should begin tracking

Google tells publishers to add news.url.google.com to the Google News referral tracking sources.

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Missouri Attorney General initiates Google antitrust investigation

Focus is on consumer data collection practices and alleged “search bias.”

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Local ranking factors study finds reviews, organic SEO best practices boost local visibility

This is the second year of the LocalSEOGuide ranking factors study, performed in conjunction with UC Irvine.

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Google changes info command search operator, dropping useful links

The info search operator is the latest Google search feature to have changed, possibly for the worse.

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Google adds new knowledge panel to provide information about news publishers

In an effort to combat fake news and equip searchers with more data about news sources, Google has released a new publisher knowledge graph.

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Google promises to improve accuracy of tweets shown in search results

After misinformation surfaced in the Google search results under the Twitter section for the Texas church shooter’s name, Google has promised to make changes.

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Google rolling out new curved mobile search results interface

Are you seeing a new look for the Google mobile search results page? You are not alone!

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Yext announces conversational ‘Knowledge Assistant’ for local data management

The company is also adding structured markup for events and events data syndication.

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Google’s mobile-first index has rolled out for some sites & will be implemented very slowly

Gary Illyes from Google would not give us any timelines, but the rollout of the mobile-first index is going well, and a blog post about the process should be out soon.

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Google Tag Manager now has a native scroll depth tracking plugin

The new feature lets site owners track vertical and horizontal scrolling on their website pages.

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