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The SEO Brief: 2015 Review

The SEO Brief: 2015 Review

2015 was a very busy year in SEO, marked by numerous updates and a stronger focus on usability, particularly on mobile devices, as this was notably the year that Google searches from mobile devices surpassed those from desktops. We look into the impact that these changes had on the digital marketing industry and provide expert analysis and recommendations for webmasters to optimise their search strategy.

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Instagram used to drop InstaHints in run up to Valentine’s Day

Instagram used to drop InstaHints in run up to Valentine’s Day

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is the ultimate challenge for many, but Greenlight has conducted research discovering that finding a present for a loved one may not be as hard as we think, with over 41% of Instagram users admitting to dropping #InstaHints about what we want to receive this year.

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Google removes right hand side ads

Google removes right hand side ads

Having been tested since 2010, Google announced on Friday 19th February 2016 the removal of right hand side ads on desktop across Google Search and Search Partners with immediate effect.

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The future of the "L" Word in SEO part 2: Content marketing, link earning and links

The future of the "L" Word in SEO part 2: Content marketing, link earning and links

Back in February, in light of John Mueller’s not-so-positive commentary on link building, I wrote that links and link building are not dead! Of course, the old SEO witchcraft that some still practice today has to end. However, I did insist that content-driven link earning is the way to go for a future-proof SEO strategy. We are approaching the last month of 2015 and a few recent opinion pieces from reputable SEO publications suggest that some of the shine of content marketing for SEO may have worn off. Let’s revisit the subject by delving into one of the core articles.

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Get to know Google’s RankBrain

Get to know Google’s RankBrain

It has recently been revealed that Google is now using a machine-learning artificial intelligence system known as ‘RankBrain’ to interpret searches and submit the adequate information for the query. But how does RankBrain differ from existing algorithms and the way searches are processed?

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The changing face of mobile search results

The changing face of mobile search results

Over the past few weeks, Google has made a number of changes to the appearance of the search results page for mobile users – technically and aesthetically – moving towards what they hope will be a better experience for users. Some of these changes are much more significant than others, but combined, they will undoubtedly change the way we focus our search marketing efforts.

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Google’s new search console API is now available!

Google’s new search console API is now available!

At the beginning of the year, Google hinted that more search query information would be available to webmasters by the end of 2015, probably referring to the new Search Analytics report implemented on the Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools).

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