A ruling in Canada’s Supreme Court will allow the country to force the removal of search results in Google.The post Canadian Courts Can Now Force Google to Remove Search Results Worldwide by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
SEJ Think Tank hosted a site audit webinar on April 5th, where our team gave out expert feedback on selected sites. Check out this webinar recap for more.The post #SEJThinkTank Webinar Recap: Site Audits With SEJ by @rinadianewrites appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Google Translate is now 10 years old. When it first launched it supported only two languages and has now gone on to support over 100 languages. In addition, the user base grew from just hundreds, to hundreds of millions. In celebration of this achievement, the company took to the official Google blog to highlight 10 milestones Translate has reached since its launch 10 years ago. Here is a recap of each. 10 Google Translate Milestones in 10 Years Translate breaks down barriers. An example given is how a community in Canada is using Translate to communicate with a refugee. Over 500 […]The post Google Celebrates 10 Milestones During 10 Years of Google Translate by @SouthernSEJ appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Stephen Lund took the boredom-rite-of-passage, doodling, to a new level by evolving it into a sport The visually-minded biker has been doodling with his two wheels since January 2015, developing intricate and striking designs with the use of a GPS. Stephen shares with Mashable that he uses an app called Strava to help him navigate his way through the streets of the City of Victoria, Canada See also: Watch this artist illustrate Singapore’s skyline using only makeup First, Stephen uses a physical map to chart his path and create a visual blueprint. Next, Google Maps comes in to assist in pinpointing just the right route, including the nonlinear change in Stephen’s drawings. These changes essentially become the turn-by-turn directions for each bike trip. Read more…More about Pics, Art, Watercooler, and Viral
A high school senior who passed away before receiving her yearbook received a heartwarming memorial from her classmates. Laura Hillier, an 18-year-old from Burlington, Canada, had been battling acute myeloid leukemia for years when she died on Jan. 20. Although she never had the opportunity to graduate high school or receive her yearbook, her classmates came together to provide a touching yearbook-style tribute See also: Target employee’s act of kindness will inspire you to help someone every day An image of Laura’s coffin was shared by one of her classmates on Imgur, which showed handwritten notes from friends similar to those traditionally written in yearbooks. Read more…More about Pics, Cancer, Watercooler, and Inspiring
If you often use the “Change Location” feature to see Google search results in different locations, you may have noticed the feature has been coming and going over the last few months. There have been several articles published in the last week about the disappearance of the feature.Earlier this week, Google confirmed it has permanently removed the feature.The post Google Permanently Removes “Change Location” Search Feature by @dantosz appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Creating content that is on the funny, quirky, and weird side can help your brand have a competitive advantage in reaching your marketing goals.The post 10 Brands Who Got Weird to Achieve Their Marketing Goals by @albertcostill appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Local searches conduced in Google will now return a more limited local pack.The post Google Local Pack Down to 3 Listings, Address & Phone Number Removed by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Two bits of news came out of the Google camp today, both of which are related to mobile search. In an announcement today about new mobile advertising features for AdWords, the company glossed over a fairly significant revelation: “In fact, more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.” It has long been speculated that mobile search would overtake desktop in the near future, and now we have confirmation that it has. In addition, Google has launched new ad units that will allow marketers the ability to target ads and […]The post Google Launches New Mobile Ad Units, Reveals Mobile Search Has Overtaken Desktop by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Building local search marketing campaigns that stay effective in the face seasonal dips takes planning and creativity. Here’s how you can do it.The post 5 Tactics to Combat Seasonal Peaks in Local Search Volume by @jboitnott appeared first on Search Engine Journal.