Google local reviews study shows 74% of businesses have at …

BrightLocal released a study on reviews within Google local and Google maps. It looked at over 93,000 business reviews in Google and produced the findings around how many businesses have reviews, the average star ratings across businesses, their rankings in Google local and more. Who gets reviews and what are the types of reviews given? […]

Study Shows Web Security Directly Affects SEO

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Google’s data collection is hard to escape, study claims

Short of chucking your phone into the river, shunning the internet, and learning to read paper maps again, there’s not much you can do to keep Google from collecting data about you. So says a Vanderbilt University computer scientist who led an analysis of Google’s data collection practices. His report, released Tuesday, outlines a myriad […]

Links but No Traffic? Understanding a Study of Nearly 1 Bil…

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Study of Google search histories reveals relationship betwe…

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A trio of researchers from Duke University and the University of California has found that Google search data can offer insights into the relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in the U.S. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, Christopher Bail, Friedolin Merhout and Peng Ding discuss […]

Study: For voice shopping, Google Assistant edges ahead of …

Brief: Most U.S. consumers (70%) haven’t used a voice-enabled digital assistant to find product information or to make purchases, and are more comfortable using innovations such as personalized search or image search to shop, per a study by personalization firm RichRelevance shared with Mobile Marketer. Search is a key part of online shopping with 86% […]