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The spotlight on export: a Google perspective

The spotlight on export: a Google perspective

The Internet has disrupted international business by removing boundaries and advancing opportunities to reach new customers. The OC&C Global Retail e-mpire Report estimates that cross-border online trade for 6 of the biggest eCommerce markets (UK, US, Germany, the Nordics, the Netherlands, and France) will grow from $25B in 2013 to $130B in 2020. This indicates that there is a large opportunity for companies to drive growth through export.

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Google’s ‘newsworthy’ update

Google’s ‘newsworthy’ update

For the second time in a month, we’ve seen Google update its core algorithm without making any official announcements. The first tweak, which was nicknamed the ‘quality update’ or ‘phantom update’, marked a change in how Google assesses content quality, whereas the most recent update (which went live on the 18th June 2015) has been dubbed as the ‘newsworthy’ update, or even the ‘news-wave’ update in some circles.

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Google 'Now On Tap' – the growing importance of mobile search

Google 'Now On Tap' – the growing importance of mobile search

During the past few months mobile search has been a hot topic within SEO circles. Google’s Mobile-Friendly update had many SEOs, online marketing managers and business owners panicking that they didn’t have a mobile optimised website. A couple of weeks later, Google announced that more searches were being carried out on mobile than desktop in ten countries, including the US and Japan.

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Global search engine market share

Global search engine market share

Find out the varying search engine market shares in key territories such as China, the USA and the UK.

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Say hello to the ‘buy button’ on your Google search results

Say hello to the ‘buy button’ on your Google search results

Earlier this year, we considered the implications of adding a ‘buy button’ to Google search results. This would allow users to purchase products directly from a search result page, allowing Google to have full ownership of the shopping experience. Bringing the buying cycle full loop through Google will further entrench the brand as a search hub as it extends its offering to another service which improves the customer journey.

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Blogwatch: AdWords reports, link-worthy content & Webmaster Tools

Apple has posted a help document confirming the existence of their web crawler, Applebot, which is primarily used for Siri and Spotlight suggestions. The new crawler and acquisition of search analytics firm Topsy in 2013 is just some of the evidence that suggests Apple's intentions to expand its Spotlight web search.

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Don’t get trigger happy with tagging

It’s time to talk about an interesting SEO and content issue I’m seeing more and more. Companies are obviously latching on to the need to have a blog and populate it – prolifically. Setting aside whether this is a good idea at all, let’s look at the impact this is having. In my experience, blogs are often run by people whose remit is to go forth and write stuff, which they certainly do with great gusto, and crucially they often tag things with equal abandon. They put no thought towards what this is doing to their site structure – and why would they?

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