In a move to preserve the integrity of its reviews, Yelp is cracking down on review solicitation. Last week the company said it will demote businesses in search results that it believes are soliciting reviews. This includes any type of solicitation, including asking customers. To catch up on all the review solicitation practices Yelp issued warnings against, checkout Greg Sterling's article on Search Engine Land.
Google Announces New Knowledge Graph For Publishers
In the ever expanding crackdown on fake news, Google is updating the Knowledge Graph for publishers. The new layout, pictured below, will include common topics covered by the publisher, major awards, and reviews of the publishers claims by third parties. Click here to read the official release from Google.
Bing Ads Report Exact Match Impression Shares
Bing's newest reporting metric is exact match impression share. This metric drives insights into multiple ways to improve impression share including improving ad relevance, adjusting keyword bids, and increasing overall budgets. Below is an example of how Bing provides insights. For more on this story, click here to read coverage on Search Engine Land.