Google has completely dropped all authorship functionality from the search results and webmaster tools. After three years the great Google Authorship experiment has come to an end … at least for now. Today John Mueller of Google Webmaster Tools announced in a Google+ post that Google will stop showing authorship results in Google Search, and

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Best practices rapidly change within SEO as technologies (and Google’s guidelines) evolve. But one thing hasn’t changed: the importance of links. Obviously there are other fundamental concerns (e.g., indexation, crawlability, duplicate content, site architecture), but link acquisition needs to be an active consideration. Links are still the strongest signal we can give to Google about

You may already be familiar with Google’s Consumer Surveys. If you’ve been wondering what Google intends to do with the information it’s collecting from users about brands and their websites, we learned that one way Google is leveraging that data is through consumer rating annotations on Google AdWords. “Consumer ratings annotations highlight industry-specific ratings based

In February, Google announced the limited release of AdWords Offer Extensions, which allowed advertisers to dedicate extra real estate in their search ads to promoting in-store coupons and discounts. Offer Extensions didn’t make much of a splash when they debuted, and now it turns out they were sunsetted on November 1st. Google posted the following alert