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Google Assistant Adding Arabic and Polish

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Google quickly realized that the Assistant artificial intelligence program would be a hit when they paired it with smartphones and Google Home devices, and they've been working ever since to expand and offer it to even more people. To that end, news recently broke that they're going to be adding two more core languages: Polish and Arabic. The changes should happen in the near future -- if you have not seen them already -- with Polish support officially coming first and Arabic support currently "in testing." The exact time frame for Arabic, therefore, is unclear. However, Polish should roll out in the coming weeks.

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Inspire Customers to Action with Newly Enhanced Tools From the Google Manufacturer Center

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Although just over a week into 2019, Google is already forging headlong into exciting new online marketing territory. In a recent announcement, Google detailed a wide range of enhanced services added to the popular Manufacturer Center. This tool was originally designed to help manufacturers and online merchants highlight the features and capabilities of products. However, with the most recent update, the Manufacturer Center now delivers a powerful punch to help SMBs more effectively capture consumer attention via rich content and obtain reliable analytical data to help tailor SEO campaigns.

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Voice Search Is Growing More Common: Are You Ready?

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Voice search isn't a fad. It isn't a trend. It isn't some new attempt at technological advancement that is going to catch on for a short time and then be forgotten about as users return to more tried-and-true methods. It's here to stay, and it's only on the rise. People are using it more than they ever have and more devices cater to it now than in 2017 or before. That change is going to impact your content and SEO in 2019, and you need to be ready. Do you know what type of plan you must implement as we move into the new year? As always, the internet is driven by the user, and that means constantly embracing change.

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In China, Google Has Started a Censored Search Engine Test

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So far, Google has not officially launched a censored search engine for use in China. It may never do so. However, earlier reports that the tech giant was at least testing a search engine seem to be correct. The tests are underway and Google is fairly pleased with the results thus far. In fact, they said that the new search engine can "serve results for 99 percent of queries." That is a very good success rate overall, especially since this is still in the testing phases and does not appear close to a launch. What does Google stand to gain by offering their search engine in China? And why haven't they already made this move given the potential market?

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Facebook Expands Campaign to Target Misinformation Through Analysis of Images and Video

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Efforts to combat the spread of fake news, misinformation or otherwise false and misleading content online is rapidly becoming a top priority for many social media platforms. Facebook recently announced further efforts to reign in the proliferation of false information by fact-checking images and video, rather than just text. Through collaboration with third party, independent fact checkers and sophisticated artificial intelligence models, Facebook hopes to rapidly identify inaccurate content and, similar to techniques designed to combat malware, quickly quarantine and remove it before it can spread to other users online.

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