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Redgate launches first extension for SQL Operations Studio

Cambridge UK, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - The latest Public Preview release of SQL Operations Studio, the first cross-platform database development tool from Microsoft, has been enhanced with an extension from Redgate Software. Already known as the leading Microsoft tools vendor, Redgate has further developed its hugely popular and free SQL Search tool to integrate with and plug into SQL Operations Studio.                

Study: How Mobile Marketers Can Win on Google Page One with Universal Search

San Mateo, March 20, 2018 - Online marketers seeking to follow their customers from desktop to mobile through organic search find fewer opportunities to build their brands and grow revenue as Google’s evolving first page challenges them to feature in search via voice, direct answers, apps, videos and a growing list of newer universal search boxes, a new Searchmetrics’ study finds.

From relevant videos, images and news results, to flight information, stock updates, and even song lyrics, Google now integrates hundreds of different box-outs on its first page to help direct searchers to the answers they are looking for.

Infographic: How Long Does It Take to Rank in Google?

A week, a month, a year plus? The question of how long it takes to rank top of Google is one that we’re asked almost daily. Unfortunately, it is a difficult question to answer as there are just so many variables to consider: existing domain authority, competition, on-site ranking factors, off-site ranking factors, etc. The graphic below may help you answer your questions.

This Infographic is courtesy of the The Website Group.

Searchmetrics Study: Online Health Sites Are Long-Winded - And Searchers Couldn’t Be Happier

SAN MATEO, Calif. (November 15, 2017) - Health-related websites must create highly relevant, long-form content tailored to answer searchers’ questions with more authority and clarity than other industries, according to a new Searchmetrics study that identifies key ranking factors for specific industries.

Searchmetrics Study: Did Google Shopping Really Gain an Unfair Advantage over its Competitors in the EU?

London, U.K., September 28, 2017 - With Google now agreeing to concede to the EU’s antitrust action by creating a standalone unit for its shopping services and allowing rivals to bid for ads shown there, a new study examines whether Google Shopping did in fact gain an illegal advantage over other price comparison sites. And does the search company have a legitimate case in appealing the EU decision?

Fast-Loading AMP Pages Dominate Google’s First Page Results for Media and News Searches

San Mateo, September 26, 2017 - News and information publishers who enable fast-loading Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)[1] for Google searches now overwhelmingly top mobile search results, suggesting holdouts are increasingly likely to lose readership and advertising revenue, new Searchmetrics research finds.

Archive2Azure by Archive360 Adds Support for Microsoft Cognitive & Media Services and Azure Archival

Archive360, a leading provider of data migration and management solutions for the Microsoft cloud, today announced Archive2Azure’s day-one support for Microsoft Azure Cognitive & Media Services and Microsoft’s new Azure Archival storage tier. With the goal of eliminating time consuming, manual indexing of audio and video files frequently stored in SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Azure, Archive2Azure now expands on Microsoft machine learning capabilities for more intelligent and automated audio and video indexing, search, translation and transcription.

What Amazon Sellers Should Try to Keep in Mind Regarding Keyword Research and SEO

Even though virtually everyone knows the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) for sellers on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, it helps to have a list of handy tips to refresh the memory. It is not unusual for even seasoned SEO practitioners to forget the crux of certain vital points over time, hence a quick checklist of the most important issues:

A Guide to What Is Really Stopping You From Ranking

It’s the million dollar question all SEOs get asked: “why isn’t my website ranking?”. Sometimes the answer is simply that the site doesn’t offer much value and doesn’t deserve to rank; other times a website is being held back by its own technical environment, or let down by poorly thought-out content. Are you worried about your current website rankings? Don’t get yourself tied up in knots – detangle your site’s content and CMS to give yourself the best possible chances of ranking.

Searchmetrics Ranking Factors: Rethinking Search Results Based on Google’s Deep Learning and Content Relevance

Searchmetrics' annual study of top Google ranking factors undergoes radical format shift to match industry-specific needs and results

SAN MATEO, Calif., December 13, 2016 - Today's search results are shifting dramatically to match answers to the perceived intent of a search, as Google and other search engines increasingly employ deep learning techniques to understand the motivation behind a query, according to key findings in a new Searchmetrics study.