Community Blog / Top SEO News: Week of July 10 - 17

Google Adwords and My Business Accounts Can Now Be Linked

Users will now be able to link their Google AdWords and My Business accounts to allow for the creation of account-level location extensions.  This means that location extensions will not have to be set up separately for each campaign.  These upgraded location extensions will show automatically for all campaigns.  Campaign-level extensions will be phased out by the end of the year.

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Google Maps Adds Upgrades for iPhone and iPad Including Yelp

Google Maps continues to grow in popularity among mobile apps. It’s currently sitting at 6th most popular, and new changes could improve that number.  Google Maps for iPhone and iPad has received numerous upgrades to map search results, including integrating Yelp and TripAdvisor into them.  Other upgrades allow descriptions in map search results, improved ease of moving between the results and map, and quick reservations using Gmail.

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Google Opens Discussion of Right to Be Forgotten Legislation
Since Google’s program complying with Europe’s recent Right to be Forgotten legislation resulted in some confusion and difficulty, Google is asking for opinions from the general public to improve it.  A new form allows users to submit their answer to the question “How should one person’s right to be forgotten be balanced with the public’s right to know?”  The form can be found at google.com/advisorycouncil.

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Adwords Express App Now Available for Mobile Devices


Google has released a new app for Adwords Express to allow users to handle their accounts on the go. Available on both Android and iOS, the free app includes all of the same features as the current web version of Adwords Express.  The new app is accompanied by improvements to geotargeting through Adwords Express, allowing users to select a more specific audience for ads. 

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Skyrocket Releases Second Annual Link Building Survey Results
For the second year in a row Skyrocket has released the results of its link building survey.  Changes this year show a decrease in total spending on link building, with no respondents falling in the $50,000+ bracket, and 37% spending between $10,000 and $50,000.  Forty percent of respondents said they put between 50-71% of their budget towards link building, and the majority (81%) said they have increased their spending on link building in the past year, while 73% plan to continue increasing spending.  The report showed “content & outreach” to be the most popular link building tactics, while article directories were believed to be the least effective.

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Google Releases Updated Robots.txt Testing Tool
A newly released testing tool for robots.txt files will allow errors to be detected in the file.  This will help to reduce issues of specific pages being disallowed for crawling.  Users will be able to test URLs to see if they are being blocked, make changes, then test again to ensure the problem has been corrected.

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Written by: Matt Tuens

Head of Copywriting, Beanstalk SEO


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