Rob D Young

Rob D Young

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Rob has been insatiably obsessed with Google, search engine technology, and the trends of the web-based world since he began life as a webmaster in 2002. His work as an SEO consultant since 2006, and subsequently to content writing for technology and internet-focused publications, has done nothing but fuel this passion.

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Google Discusses Their Algorithm Change Process
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Google Discusses Their Algorithm Change Process

Google changes their algorithm in minor ways over 500 times every year. The company recently discussed the process that leads to those changes, giving insights for those who want to stay on the cutting edge of optimization.

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Google-Motorola Deal: Signaling “Free Phones”?
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Google-Motorola Deal: Signaling “Free Phones”?

Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility seemed like buying patent protection. However, some theorize that the hardware end of the spectrum is just as important. The purchase may give Google the ability to offer free or subsidized phones, and at the very least would allow a “Google” lineup of phone models.

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Google, Yahoo Bidding on Hulu This Week
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Google, Yahoo Bidding on Hulu This Week

Google and Yahoo are both reportedly bidding on Hulu. The bids are due this Wednesday, and if a major search or display ad group wins Hulu, it will make a substantial impact on web marketing.

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Google Adds Sports Microdata
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Google Adds Sports Microdata

Google has announced a partnership with ESPN to improve the way sports data is displayed on the search page. While the microdata is currently exclusive to select groups, any sports-oriented site will soon be able to take advantage of the markup.

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Bing Gives a List of 18 SEO Fundamentals
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Bing Gives a List of 18 SEO Fundamentals

Bing continues to give webmasters an unprecedented level of communication regarding the Microsoft values on SEO. These 18 fundamentals are especially important considering that the Bing-Yahoo alliance now holds over 30% of U.S. market share.

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Google Adds Weather to Maps
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Google Adds Weather to Maps

Google Maps is getting a new “weather” layer that lets you check out location-specific and regional weather at a glance. The change continues to demonstrate Google’s commitment to travel features.

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Yahoo Migrates to Bing in 7 Additional Countries
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Yahoo Migrates to Bing in 7 Additional Countries

The Yahoo-Bing Search Alliance is continuing in full force, with 7 additional countries having migrated to a Bing back-end as of 8/19. The migration should finish by the end of the year, and both Yahoo and optimizers will see changes once the move is complete.

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