Rob Liefeld Announces (Supposed) Return of Youngblood with New Creative Team – The Outhouse

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Does Seo Software Application Aid? – Internet Ad Sales (press release)

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No doubt, there are some seo faux pases that will do harm to your website's rankings, especially in Google, the supreme hall-monitor all puffed up and ready to catch any misbehaving webmaster. Things such as keyword stuffing, keyword spamming or …

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SearchCap: PPC tips, link structure & more

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

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Fan2Sea Comic Con Cruise Adds Laura Martin, Amanda Connor to Formerly All-Male Guest List – The Outhouse


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Optimizing your internal link structure

SEOs often focus heavily on accumulating inbound links, but don’t overlook links within your site. Columnist Dave Davies shares his guide for how to structure your site’s internal links.

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3 things every PPC beginner needs to try

Are you a PPC newbie looking to get the most out of your campaigns? If so, columnist Brett Middleton has some advice for you!

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11 Online Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs – Forbes


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Google to Punish Mobile Sites With Intrusive Ads Come January

Google plans to penalize mobile websites that permit pop-ups and other intrusive ads that interfere with user experience.

Pages that allow such ads, which are known as interstitials, may be ranked lower in its search results beginning early next year.

“Pages that show intrusive interstitials provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible,” Google product manager Doantam Phan said in a blog post.

“This can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller. To improve the mobile search experience, after Jan. 10, 2017, pages where content is not easily accessible to a user on the transition from the mobile search results may not rank as highly.”

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 1.51.40 AMSome examples of no-nos that Google will not look kindly on are:

  • Popups that cover the main content on the page, either immediately after the user arrives on a page from the search results, or while they are looking through the page.
  • Standalone interstitials that the user has to click off before being able to access the main content.
  • A layout where the above-the-fold portion of the page appears similar to a standalone interstitial, but the original content has been inlined underneath the fold.

As always, there are some exceptions to the rule: Any pop up that Google deems unintrusive, or those that provide a public service, will not be penalized. Pop-ups advising users of a site’s cookie policy or those asking for age verification, for instance, will still be permitted.

Banner ads that use “a reasonable amount of screen space and are easily dismissible,” will also be permitted. App install banners from Safari or Chrome would be examples of banners that use a reasonable amount of screen space.

Google also said it will be removing its mobile-friendly label because more than 85 percent of sites are now meeting the criteria.

“To keep search results uncluttered, we’ll be removing the label, although the mobile-friendly criteria will continue to be a ranking signal,” Phan said. “We’ll continue providing the mobile usability report in Search Console and the mobile-friendly test to help webmasters evaluate the effect of the mobile-friendly signal on their pages.”


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Pinterest Acquires Save-It-For-Later App Instapaper

Pinterest is continuing its acquisition spree with the purchase of bookmarking app Instapaper.

The social media site’s purchase of Instapaper will bring the article-saving application’s technology to Pinterest — likely meaning it will be easier in the future for users to pin news articles and other written content.

InstapaperNeither company disclosed the terms of the deal, but Instapaper has said it will continue as a standalone app, although its entire team will leave its headquarters in New York to join Pinterest in San Francisco.

Instapaper CEO Brian Donohue said nothing will change for Instapaper customers. The only change will be for the team itself which will work on both Instapaper and Pinterest products.

Donohue, in a blog post, said the two companies share a similar mission: allowing users to “discover, save, and experience interesting web content.”

“In that respect, there is a lot of overlap between Pinterest and Instapaper. Joining Pinterest provides us with the additional resources and experience necessary to achieve that shared mission on a much larger scale,” he said.

“Instapaper provides a compelling source for news-based content, and we’re excited to take those learnings to Pinterest’s discovery products. We’ll also be experimenting with using our parsing technology for certain Rich Pin types.”

Pinterest’s acquisition of Instapaper comes just one month after it snapped up Math Camp to gain access to the team behind the start-up’s Highlight, Roll and Shorts apps. The newly-acquired talent is focusing on connections, discovery and visual search.

In June, Pinterest picked up Smart keyboard app company Flesky. That purchase was also more about talent with half of Fleksy’s 10-person team joining Pinterest to bolster its search and its mobile platform while the other half were to continue on as usual for the “foreseeable future.”


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Uber Buys Autonomous Transport Start-Up Otto for $680M

Uber is making a big move into the autonomous vehicle market with its acquisition of self-driving transport start-up Otto.

Purcahsed for $680 million, Otto’s entire 90-plus person team — which includes Anthony Levandowski, the former tech guru for Google’s self-driving car division — will move to Uber.

Levandowski, Otto’s co-founder, will lead Uber’s combined self-driving efforts across personal transportation, delivery and trucking in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Pittsburgh.

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The Otto team also includes co-founders Lior Ron, former product lead of Google Maps; former Google robotics program lead Claire Delaunay and Don Burnette, a former Google software engineer. Many of the start-up’s employees came from Google, Apple, Tesla and Cruise Automation.

“When it comes to this advanced technology stack, Otto plus Uber is a dream team. Anthony is one of the world’s leading autonomous engineers: his first invention, a self-driving motorcycle called Ghostrider, is now in the Smithsonian. Just as important, Anthony is a prolific entrepreneur with a real sense of urgency,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said in a blog post.

“Together, we now have one of the strongest autonomous engineering groups in the world; self-driving trucks and cars that are already on the road thanks to Otto and Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh; the practical experience that comes from running ridesharing and delivery services in hundreds of cities; with the data and intelligence that comes from doing 1.2 billion miles on the road every month.”

Otto announced in May of this year that it was working on the development of a suite of sensors, software and truck enhancements that can be applied to existing transports. Testing has already begun on highways with Otto’s research fleet.

Uber also announced it is teaming up with Swedish carmaker Volvo — a “crucial” partnership because Uber has no experience making cars.

“By combining Uber’s self-driving technology with Volvo’s state-of-the art vehicles and safety technology, we’ll get to the future faster than going it alone,” Kalanick said. “Here’s to a great partnership with Volvo. And to Anthony, Lior and the Otto team—welcome to Uber. We’re pumped to have you on board. It’s time to move.”


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