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How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part one - PhocusWire

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How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part one - PhocusWire How hotels can work alongside Google in the post-pandemic era, part one - PhocusWire Posted: 07 Sep 2020 12:00 AM PDT With all the heated discussions about Google dominating travel and increasing calls by industry pundits and experts to lessen hospitality's dependency on the search giant, one thing is for certain: cash-strapped hoteliers today simply cannot just pause or abandon their marketing presence on Google. Today, despite the crisis and all the industry sufferings, hotel marketers cannot ignore Google in the same manner as they could not have done this in any of the last 20 years.  On average, Google directly contributes, in the form of organic referrals (SEO, AMPs, Schema, content marketing, etc.) and paid/performance marketing referrals (SEM, GDN, GHA, etc.) to over 50% of direct online room nights for most hoteliers. This does not include OTA r

“Animation: What America Searched for on Google, Over the Last Decade - Visual Capitalist” plus 1 more

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“Animation: What America Searched for on Google, Over the Last Decade - Visual Capitalist” plus 1 more Animation: What America Searched for on Google, Over the Last Decade - Visual Capitalist Posted: 24 Jul 2020 12:00 AM PDT Cryptocurrencies have been some of the most talked-about assets in recent months, with bitcoin and ether prices reaching record highs. These gains were driven by a flurry of announcements, including increased adoption by businesses and institutions. Lesser known, however, is just how much electricity is required to power the Bitcoin network. To put this into perspective, we've used data from the University of Cambridge's Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index ( CBECI ) to compare Bitcoin's power consumption with a variety of countries and companies. Why Does Bitcoin Mining Require So Much Power? When people mine bitcoins, what they're really doing is updating the ledger of Bitcoin transactions, also kn

Apple has placed the future of digital privacy in consumers' hands - Stuff.co.nz

Apple has placed the future of digital privacy in consumers' hands - Stuff.co.nz Apple has placed the future of digital privacy in consumers' hands - Stuff.co.nz Posted: 30 Apr 2021 10:00 AM PDT OPINION: It's been reporting week for the big tech giants in the United States. Facebook, Apple, Google and all present their quarterly trading results to the market, and its looking positive. Taking a look at their trading results apparent that some companies like Apple have a relatively limited stable businesses all of which are profitable. Others like Google (or its Alphabet holding company) have hundreds of businesses, most of which aren't very profitable. But it has a handful of companies that are immensely profitable, including its Adsense, Ad Network, Search Advertising and YouTube. READ MORE: * Florian Habicht: 'I didn't tell anyone I was making this film' * Covid-19: India's giant second wav

“That's NOT a Google Search Ranking Factor - Search Engine Journal” plus 1 more

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“That's NOT a Google Search Ranking Factor - Search Engine Journal” plus 1 more That's NOT a Google Search Ranking Factor - Search Engine Journal Posted: 23 Apr 2021 04:48 AM PDT In the wake of a few recent Twitter and SEO forum arguments about ranking factors, I wanted to dispel some common misconceptions about what is and is not a ranking factor. There are plenty of things related to, correlated to, or associated with ranking factors that are not (or most likely are not) ranking factors themselves. Why do we assume some of these non-factors may be considered in Google's algorithm? In this post, you'll find some of the most commonly brought up by other SEO professionals or clients. I've tried to explain why they aren't technically a ranking factor and included comments from Googlers, where relevant. Website Age I keep seeing this one in all of the ranking factors lists out there, despite the fact th

SONIC Serves up Southwestern Comfort with New Twisted Texan Cheeseburger and Footlong Quarter Pound Coney - Galveston County Daily News

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SONIC Serves up Southwestern Comfort with New Twisted Texan Cheeseburger and Footlong Quarter Pound Coney - Galveston County Daily News SONIC Serves up Southwestern Comfort with New Twisted Texan Cheeseburger and Footlong Quarter Pound Coney - Galveston County Daily News Posted: 30 Apr 2021 05:55 AM PDT OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2021-- SONIC ® Drive-In puts a tasty Southwestern twist on two of its classic menu items to create the new Twisted Texan Cheeseburger and Footlong Quarter Pound Coney. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210430005055/en/ The new Twisted Texan Cheeseburger and Footlong Quarter Pound Coney put a spin on iconic SONIC menu items with the brand's Signature chili, melty cheese and crispy onion strings. (Photo: Business Wire) The Twisted Texan Cheeseburger starts with a 100% pure beef patty and is topped with SONIC's st

“No, ‘How to hit a woman so no one knows’ was not Googled 163 million times in 2020 - The Daily Dot” plus 2 more

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“No, ‘How to hit a woman so no one knows’ was not Googled 163 million times in 2020 - The Daily Dot” plus 2 more No, ‘How to hit a woman so no one knows’ was not Googled 163 million times in 2020 - The Daily Dot TL;DR: Quick videos and brief articles, please, as attention spans shrink in an era of fast communication - The Straits Times Plants that can keep bugs away from outdoor living spaces - theday.com No, ‘How to hit a woman so no one knows’ was not Googled 163 million times in 2020 - The Daily Dot Posted: 30 Apr 2021 03:28 PM PDT A viral article falsely claimed the phrase "How to hit a woman so no one knows" was Googled 163 million times in 2020. The article was corrected after it was met with doubts online. Featured Video Hide The article, published to Blavity on Tuesday, initially cited a study in The Journal of General Psychology that reported striking numbers of Google searches related to