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SearchCap: Google expands Featured Snippets, penalizes free product reviews & more

by on April 12, 2016
 

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google’s manual action penalty this weekend was over free product reviews
    Apr 12, 2016 by Barry Schwartz
    The mass Google manual actions for outbound links was related to the warning Google gave a few weeks ago around bloggers giving links in exchange for free products or services.



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  • Study: Sales, keywords fulfillment correlate with Amazon search rankings
    Apr 12, 2016 by Greg Finn
    Unlike traditional search engine Amazon search places a premium on products that sell. See what factors correlate the most with high rankings thanks to a new study from Ripen eCommerce.

  • Google now blocks searchers from sites with deceptive download buttons
    Apr 12, 2016 by Barry Schwartz
    Google is now serving a big red warning to searchers before they go to websites with deceptive download buttons.

  • Google adds Featured Snippets to 10 new European locales
    Apr 12, 2016 by Barry Schwartz
    Google expands featured snippets in 10 new European locales, expanding it to more than 20 different regions.

  • Social advertising? Earned/owned social? Get the latest tactics at SocialPro.
    Apr 12, 2016 by Search Engine Land
    We hear from three kinds of social media marketers: social media paid advertising specialists; organic (earned/owned) social specialists; and those responsible for both. Marketing Land’s SocialPro is for you, regardless of which description best fits you. SocialPro features sessions jam-packed with paid social tactics, organic social best practices and solutions to thorny issues shared by all social media […]

  • 2016 State of Link Building Survey coverage
    Apr 12, 2016 by Andrew Dennis
    What does modern-day link building look like? Columnist Andrew Dennis explores the results of a 2016 survey on link building conducted by Moz, Credo and Page One Power.

  • Develop free, lightweight attribution insights for your paid organic channels
    Apr 12, 2016 by Chris Liversidge
    Looking to reallocate or reduce your paid search spend and not sure where to start? Columnist Chris Liversidge shows how you can identify opportunities by comparing your paid and organic search performance data by keyword and device.

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    Apr 11, 2016 by Search Engine Land
    SMX Advanced rates increase Saturday. Register now for the lowest rates. Here’s what’s in store: 30+ sessions, keynotes and workshops featuring results-producing strategy and tactics on paid search, SEO, analytics, mobile and social media; panel discussions, single-speaker TED-style presentations and interactive QA sessions that solve the search marketing challenges you’re confronting and inspire you with new […]

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