Google to stop indexing Flash content

Google announced it will stop indexing and ranking Flash content in its search engine. This means Google will no longer process content within Flash SWF files, either on websites designed fully in Flash or web pages that have portions of the page in Flash. What is Flash. Flash was introduced in 1996 by Adobe as…

Google Knowledge Panel Has A Countdown Widget

Did you know that the Google knowledge panel can show a countdown widget? Valentin Pletzer showed me a screen shot yesterday of Google counting down to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release date. Instead of it showing the date, which is October 15, 2019 (today), it showed the hours and minutes counting down.

Voice assistant study: Microsoft’s Cortana offers most answers, Google Assistant proves most accurate

Perficient Digital released the latest version of its now annual Digital Personal Assistants accuracy study. It compared responses to roughly 5,000 queries on seven devices including Amazon’s Alexa (Echo and Echo Show), Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Assistant (Home, smartphones), and Siri. More answers, less accuracy. At the highest level, Google Assistant performed the best, but Cortana…

Amazon ad revenue tops $3.5 billion in third quarter, expecting strong holiday season

Amazon advertising revenue increased 45% year-over-year in the third quarter. Click to enlarge. Amazon advertising revenues hit a new high in the third quarter, reaching $3.6 billion. Overall, the company reported lower-than-expected profits of $2.1 billion on $70 billion in revenue for the third quarter of the year on Thursday. Amazon doesn’t break out advertising…

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Signals On Wednesday

Over the past 24-hours or so, maybe piggy backing off the weekend update or maybe a tremor to a previous core update or maybe both, Google seems to be doing another ranking and algorithm update. The chatter is not massive but there are 100% folks noticing an update.

Microsoft search, LinkedIn revenue growth remains slower than a year ago

Microsoft beat analyst expectations Wednesday with revenues of $33.1 billion in its fiscal first-quarter, up 14% from $29.8 billion a year ago. Its Azure cloud service continued to fuel its fastest growing segment, Intelligent Cloud, which reported revenues of $10.8 billion, up 27% year-over-year. That growth has slowed over the past year, however. Looking at…

Paid and Organic Synergy: Better Together with Conductor Academy

Earlier this year, we launched Conductor Academy with an SEO bang, and we’ve been thrilled to see the impact we’ve made on marketers through our online digital marketing training. Good news: now, we’re back with an all new course on Paid and Organic Synergy! Are you an SEO who needs to grow your SEM expertise…