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Wayback Machine Project Slated to Archive Google+ Content Ahead of the Service’s Termination

Wayback Machine Google+

In late 2018, Google announced the pending termination of Google+ services after an internal audit unearthed a myriad of data privacy concerns, security risks and more. Based on this study, Google discovered that the service was no longer meeting users’ needs and set an April 2019 retirement date.

Despite this pending termination, startups hoping to preserve their Google+ are in luck. Volunteers working around the clock are currently archiving publicly posted content. Although much of the data will be auto-saved by this initiative, there are steps users can take to help ensure content is archived for posterity.

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Welcome to .dev: Google Opens a New Domain

new domain .dev

In 2018, Google announced that they would be taking their private .dev domain and opening it up to the public. They made that announcement at the Chrome Dev Summit, and it really didn't generate much buzz with all of the other news coming out at the same time. They had also just announced VisBug and Web.dev. It felt at the time like the public offering was just a minor note along the way, something that may happen eventually.

However, things have moved quickly, and Google just announced that they opened .dev up to the public. There is no red tape. There are no extra fees for Early Access. This is a full launch.

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Remember That SEO Goes Beyond Google

SEO beyond Google

Your search engine optimization tactics likely focus almost extensively on Google. It's a natural move for most businesses, as Google has the biggest market share. After all, some reports credit Google with as much as 90 percent of organic traffic. Even if you debate that exact statistic -- it can differ depending on the study and the year -- it is still clear that Google is the industry leader.

That said, the internet is always changing and expanding, as are consumer search methods. It is very important not to get so focused on Google that you do not consider your audience and the other ways you can use SEO to drive traffic.

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Enhance Your Google Ads Experience by Focusing on Your Optimization Score and Recommendations

Google ads optimizatation

Google’s recent release of a series of best practices targeted toward optimizing the Google Ads experience is an essential step for any SMB hoping to stay ahead of the competition. Google delivers this powerful optimization data via an easily interpreted score which allows startups to view, sort and apply recommendations to boost performance. These best practices and suggestions range from a full suite of advanced account management features to targeted enhancements tailored to your business’s particular goals. They also include customized recommendations based on your preferences.

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What Is a Featured Snippet?

featured snippet

Search engines never stop evolving. The minute you think you have beaten the system, the system changes. That's why it's so important to understand even the smallest changes and what they may mean for your tactics moving forward. You simply cannot afford to get complacent. It never pays off, least of all in the world of SEO.

One of the major changes to how users experience Google search results in recent years is the addition of a "featured snippet." Do you know what a featured snippet is, how it works and why you need to leverage it for your own success?

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