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Google’s Specialized Search Engine Enhances Access to Datasets and Presents Significant Long-Term Potential

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From scanning news headlines to checking weather and traffic updates, and shopping online, search engines offer us rapid access to simple data we rely on to make it through each day. But where do we turn when our information needs to transcend the mundane and we require paths to deeper, more complex data?

Google’s AI Research Scientist, Natasha Noy, recently announced the debut of a new Dataset Search tool designed to place bigger datasets from a wide range of sources at users’ fingertips. Although initially focused on academic circles, this tool has far-reaching implications for additional sectors and users.

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How to Use Google Trends to Help Turbo-Charge Your SEO and Content Marketing Campaigns

Google Trends turbo-charge SEO and marketing

Gaining insight into current, seasonal or regional search engine keyword trends is a crucial avenue to attract new clients to your small to medium-sized business. But how, without dedicated, full-time market research resources, can you dip into the endless stream of search queries to extract meaningful data to tailor your SEO and content marketing strategies and attract these new clients?

Fortunately, a wide range of keyword analysis tools, including Google Trends, now offer an essential first step on the path to tailoring online marketing campaigns to attain tangible results and expand your business’s reach.

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How Your Veteran-Led Business Can Capitalize on Google’s New Attribute Identifier

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Veteran-owned, led or founded businesses received a significant helping hand from Google’s recent announcement discussing the debut of a new attribute badge for Google My Business profiles.

This “Veteran-Led” attribute badge provides customers with a quick and easy way to locate local veteran-owned businesses in Google Maps and Google Search results. It will appear alongside additional features in your business profile including “Outdoor Seating,” “Family-Friendly” and “Has Wifi,” and joins the ranks of the “Woman-Led” business badge which appeared earlier this year.

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Google Updates Search Quality Rating Guidelines: The Highlights

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Some of the data that Google uses to improve their search algorithm comes from the feedback of thousands of search quality raters. These raters conduct actual searches and rate the top quality pages according to a publicly available set of guidelines.

Data from these quality raters don't directly impact search rankings; instead, Google uses their ratings to inform the search algorithm. Nevertheless, it's good for content creators to know some of the main things that these raters look for. Google's update of the guidelines last week provide insight into the most important things to consider when creating search-friendly content.

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Google's Speed Update Is Here, But Fast Pages Already Rank Higher

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Announced earlier this year, Google's "Speed Update" is officially beginning its rollout. This means that loading times on mobile will now affect search rankings, especially for the slowest sites.

Many webmasters are likely already trying to increase their site's speed on mobile if for no other reason than to improve user experience. If you're in this position, you may be ahead of the game - a new report from Searchmetrics indicates that load speed has already been affecting Google rankings. However, your pages may need to load even faster than previously thought to see any SEO benefit after this update.

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