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YouTube and Hate Speech: Is the Media Platform Taking Responsibility?

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Note: this article contains discussions of homophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry and hate speech.

Ladies,
gentlemen, and variations thereupon, the 22nd century …

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Google Announces End of Support for Robots.txt Noindex Directives

Google announced early this month that they will be discontinuing their unofficial support of noindex directives within robots.txt files. As of 1 September 2019, publishers who are currently relying on robots.txt crawl-delay, nofollow, and noindex directives will need to find another way to instruct search engine robots how to crawl …

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OK, Google, Are You Spying On Me?

More people are using smart speakers than ever before. Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Apple’s Siri all offer smart home devices that respond to voice command. They can help you with everything from playing music and assembling grocery lists to answering your most random questions.

The convenience and breadth of possibilities …

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The Case of the Missing GMB Listings: Short Names Causing Suspensions and More

A few months ago, Google made it possible for users to create customised short names and short URLs specifically for their Google My Business listings. This feature came with a lot of praise from the Google community, as it serves as a sort of replacement for the ‘Goo.gl’ URL Shortener …

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SEO Stars Rand Fishkin & Ian Lurie talk Dungeons & Dragons

SEO experts Ian Lurie and Rand Fishkin recently stopped by the Wizards of the Coast Seattle office to talk about D&D, and how the game has influenced their digital marketing careers.

No matter who you are, or when you were born, you’ve probably heard about Dungeons & Dragons. The popular fantasy …

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