Actions for Google Home: Time for brands to get creative

Google’s Home device was launched in November 2016 in the US, and as recently as April 6 2017 in the UK. As a direct rival to Amazon’s Echo in the battle to gain control of the intelligent digital assistant market, Home has made great strides already

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Top Tips on Voice Search: Artificial Intelligence, Location and SEO

By 2020 it is projected there will be nearly 21 billion internet-connected devices, or “things” in the world. The explosive ubiquity of this mobile-connected technology has led people to depend on these devices more regularly, with 94 percent of smartphone users claiming that they carry their phones with them frequently and 82 percent reporting that they never, or rarely, turn their phones off. These numbers fall in line with a trend that is longer-standing, with Morgan Stanley reporting as early as 2011 that 91 percent of mobile users have some kind of mobile device within arm’s reach 100 percent of the time

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What’s new with Earth? First impressions of the relaunched Google Earth

Google has just re-designed, revamped and re-launched its Earth product, and it has certainly been worth the two-year wait. Earth is now built into Chrome, so there is no longer a need to download a cumbersome desktop app to access this global repository of images, videos, and knowledge cards.

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What’s new with Earth? First impressions of the relaunched Google Earth

Site speed tactics in a mobile-first world: Why ecommerce brands need to step up their site speed game

A study of 700 top ecommerce brands found that the majority are underperforming when it comes to optimizing their sites for speed . Find out how you can avoid the same mistakes. Web users are not patient.

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Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered search engine Meta

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the $45 billion philanthropic organisation founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, has made its first acquisition – of a search engine. The Initiative announced on Monday that it would be acquiring Meta , a scientific search engine that uses artificial intelligence to make connections between research papers. The search start-up, which was founded in 2010, previously charged some users for subscriptions or custom solutions, but the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative intends to make it free to all after spending a few months enhancing the product

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Which Google algorithm changes impacted marketers most in 2016 – and what can we expect from 2017?

Between the long-awaited rollout of Penguin 4.0 , a strengthening of Google’s mobile-friendly ranking signal and the ‘Possum’ algorithm update impacting local search, 2016 was an interesting year for Google algorithm changes. And with an upcoming move to a mobile-first search index already on the cards, as well as a penalty for intrusive mobile interstitials coming into effect on the 10th, 2017 promises to be just as eventful. Looking back at 2016, which algorithm changes were the most impactful for marketers in the industry?

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Most Popular Posts of 2016 at WebsiteMagazine.com

It's been quite the year for the technology industry – as it always is – from blockbuster acquisitions to the incredible rise of content marketing within companies large and small. Let's take a look at the 2016 that was by reviewing the most popular posts of the year at WebsiteMagazine.com, which range from advice on search and social to… [[ This is a content summary only.

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Most Popular Posts of 2016 at WebsiteMagazine.com

AI, AR, Automation & Another 30+ New Year’s Predictions for Tech

Ready or not, 2016 is quickly coming to a close and like many years before it, Website Magazine has enlisted the help of fellow Web professionals to publish their digital predictions for 2017. What will become of artificial intelligence, predictive marketing, online video, augmented reality, responsive Web design, and other technology and trends… [[ This is a content summary only.

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Has the marketing cloud lived up to the hype?

Since cloud computing first gained mainstream attention around 2009 , its popularity has exploded. Promising increased efficiency, flexibility and cost-effectiveness, it was hailed as the ultimate business solution.

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