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There are a growing number of reports on the web of Google Ads account managers threatening to contact customers directly, even though they are not authorized to do so.

According to reports, agencies that don’t respond to emails from Google Ads account managers are being threatened by Google representatives to contact customers directly.

In some cases, Google Ads account managers call clients and tell them to delete their agencies.

There are two things to clarify here:

  1. Agencies are not required to speak to Google representatives
  2. A Google Ads account manager should not call an agency client at any time.

A Google Ads rep asking clients to fire their agency crosses the line.

However, these reports are becoming more frequent.

Matt Janaway, CEO of Marketing Labs, shared his experience on LinkedIn this week:

Screenshot from: linkedin.com/posts/mattjanaway, November 2022.

Janaway’s post caught the attention of Google Ads liaison Ginny Marvin, who said the issue would be resolved “immediately.”

Marvin adds, “This is inconsistent with how we expect our team to support our advertisers and agency partners.”

Google Ads account managers should not contact customers directlyScreenshot from: linkedin.com/posts/mattjanaway, November 2022.

Janaway is not alone in his experience.

Throughout October, reports circulated on Reddit of Google representatives engaging in similar practices.

A Reddit user job a screenshot of an email received from a Google Ads account strategy expert, which reads:

“I’m writing to you one last time out of courtesy, as my honest goal is to provide you with valuable and advanced strategies with Google Ads and to work closely with you, to help you save time and make your clients more successful. with Google Ads I am contacting you for the last time to let you know that if I do not reach you, I will assume that you are not receiving my emails and will contact the clients assigned to me directly.

Another Reddit user almost has the same storysaying they were “hassled” by daily emails from a Google Ads rep to get a call and implement campaign changes.

Again, agencies aren’t obligated to speak with Google representatives or implement changes that clients don’t request.

If you receive an email like the one above, the best thing to do is to file a complaint through Google official form.

Beware of these high-pressure sales tactics. As long as you don’t violate any policies, Google has no say in how you manage your clients’ campaigns.


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Skai Named #1 Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing Provider in Digital Commerce 360 ​​Top 1,000 Retailers https://seasonsubmit.com/skai-named-1-search-engine-marketing-and-social-media-marketing-provider-in-digital-commerce-360-top-1000-retailers/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/skai-named-1-search-engine-marketing-and-social-media-marketing-provider-in-digital-commerce-360-top-1000-retailers/ SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, leatherettethe leading omnichannel platform for performance marketing, was again named the top search engine and social media marketing technology provider for the Top 1000 Retailers in Digital Commerce 360 ​​Annual Review from the main suppliers. Winning for the ninth consecutive year, the accolade is testament to the […]]]>

SAN FRANCISCO, November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, leatherettethe leading omnichannel platform for performance marketing, was again named the top search engine and social media marketing technology provider for the Top 1000 Retailers in Digital Commerce 360 ​​Annual Review from the main suppliers. Winning for the ninth consecutive year, the accolade is testament to the veteran company’s continued value and innovation since its inception in 2006. Skai’s global brand and client agencies manage more than $8 billion annually in retail and other leading industrial sectors.

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This honor is compounded by the fact that search and social advertising are the top two digital advertising channels by global spend due to their strong performance and return on investment. And the future is bright for these two channels which, according to a recent Gartner marketing study report— are more stable and less affected by market challenges such as inflation and data depreciation.

And, as marketers continue to evolve towards an omnichannel approach, search and social advertising become even more valuable because of their importance in today’s digital customer journey.

“As well as continuing to invest in building cutting-edge performance solutions for social and search marketers, Skai has proven to move with the times. Channel-centric marketing is being deprioritized in favor of customer-centric approaches, and Skai continues to add unique value for retailers through the development of omnichannel capabilities across key channels,” confirms Gil Sadeh, Director of Growth at Skai. “This includes cross-channel analysis, holistic performance measurement and optimization, and unique data-driven marketing insights to help our clients drive their strategies.”

The Digital Commerce 360 The Best Solution Providers ranking offers a roadmap for retailers to find the e-commerce technologies and services most valued by the Top 1000 merchants. Vendor rankings are based on the number of customers in the 2022 edition of Digital Commerce 360 Top 1000. The report ranks the top 10 providers used by Digital Commerce 360 Top 1000 retailers in 24 categories, and Skai, formerly Kenshoo, led the way as the vendor with the most Top 1000 customers in the search engine marketing and social media marketing categories.

This accolade follows other exciting news from Skai, as the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Shirley-Grill Rachman, was named a bronze winner for “Female Executive of the Year” at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Skai is committed to expanding diversity in our organization, supporting those at risk and fostering equality in our society as a whole, behind it all Grill-Rachman is a driving force.

For more information on Skai, visit skai.io.

About Skai

Skai (formerly Kenshoo) is a leading omnichannel marketing platform that uniquely connects data and media for informed decisions, high efficiency and optimal returns. Its partners include Google, Meta, Amazon Ads, TikTok, Snap, Walmart Connect, Instacart, Roundel, Criteo, CitrusAd, Pinterest, Microsoft, Apple Search Ads, etc. For over 15 years, Skai has enjoyed the trust of an impressive list of brands including Pepsico, Michaels, Reckitt, Daimler, LG and Vodafone. The company has its registered office at Tel Aviv, with seven international locations, and is backed by Sequoia Capital, Arts Alliance, Tenaya Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Pitango and Qumra Capital. Visit skai.io for more information.

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Local Search Partners Launch Small Business SEO Series Covering Local Search, Digital Marketing, and Local SEO https://seasonsubmit.com/local-search-partners-launch-small-business-seo-series-covering-local-search-digital-marketing-and-local-seo/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 18:18:00 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/local-search-partners-launch-small-business-seo-series-covering-local-search-digital-marketing-and-local-seo/ SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, November 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Local Search Partners announces the launch of a series of videos and blogs aimed at answering and demystifying local SEO, digital marketing and local search. The series will launch via social media and its website at https://www.localsearchpartners.com. Steven Lockhart, co-founder of Local Search Partners, said: “The […]]]>

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, November 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Local Search Partners announces the launch of a series of videos and blogs aimed at answering and demystifying local SEO, digital marketing and local search. The series will launch via social media and its website at https://www.localsearchpartners.com.

Steven Lockhart, co-founder of Local Search Partners, said: “The most common questions we face will be answered in this series, including: How is my website and business found by customers on Google and other sites? Mr. Lockhart continued: “Search engine optimization and local SEO are usually buzzwords thrown around by marketers, but the benefit of doing SEO isn’t always quantifiable – some things the are and some aren’t. For example, generating more backlinks won’t necessarily help your website if those links aren’t driving traffic. However, the statistics to back up the benefits of proper local SEO are staggering. »

• 80% of local searches are converted
• 46% of Google searches are for local businesses
• “Nearby” searches have increased by more than 500% in the last few years
• 50% of users visit a store within a day following a local search
• 78% of people search for local businesses more than once a week
• 28% of local searches result in a purchase
• 91% of consumers aged 18-34 trust businesses that receive positive reviews
• 97% of search engine users search online to find a local business

Other SearchEngineLand.com statistics include:
• Google Business Profile (GBP) listings with 100 or more images generate 1,065% more website clicks.
• Google Business Profile (GBP) listings with 100 or more images receive 520% ​​more phone calls.
• 56% of local retailers did not claim their Google Business Profile listing

“When optimizing for local SEO, many businesses will use their Google Business Profile listing as an opportunity to generate more local traffic. But this is rarely done correctly. There is always room for improvement” , Mr. Lockhart noted.

Local SEO is a search engine optimization process of optimizing your website to rank higher in local search results on Google. All businesses with a physical location or serving an area will potentially get more traffic and customers through local SEO. Almost every small business depends on local SEO to attract nearby customers through online searches. To rank well in these types of searches, your website must contain certain information that search engines use to determine your placement and relevance. The best place to start with local SEO is to claim and verify your Google My Business listing. This includes things like your business name, address, and phone number (known as NAP), as well as your hours of operation, product and service offerings, business category, your opinions, etc. These are fundamental (they need to be done before you can really grow a business with proper SEO marketing). You’ll also need a ton of great content for customers to use, and a plan to build and improve your reputation. Most small businesses have less than 20 pages on their website, local search partners can generate hundreds of pages so you dominate the search results. Additionally, perhaps 2% of businesses have a plan in place to generate positive reviews.

The series will explain why local SEO is vital for small businesses that want to compete with large corporations for valuable web traffic from potential customers searching online. By leveraging local SEO best practices, we can ensure that potential customers in your area can easily find and choose your business when they’re ready to buy.

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Lyayo Designs Launches Search Engine Optimization Services Across Nepal https://seasonsubmit.com/lyayo-designs-launches-search-engine-optimization-services-across-nepal/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:27:00 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/lyayo-designs-launches-search-engine-optimization-services-across-nepal/ Search Engine Optimization in Nepal Lyayo Designs, one of the leading web design and development service providers, has announced the launch of SEO services in all parts of Nepal. The Internet has become an increasingly important part of doing business, and we want to make sure our customers have the tools they need to succeed. […]]]>

Search Engine Optimization in Nepal

Lyayo Designs, one of the leading web design and development service providers, has announced the launch of SEO services in all parts of Nepal.

The Internet has become an increasingly important part of doing business, and we want to make sure our customers have the tools they need to succeed. »

—Karan Tiwari

BUTWAL, LUMBINI, NEPAL, November 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lyayo Designs, one of the leading suppliers of website design and development services, announced the launch of new search engine optimization (SEO) services in all regions of Nepal. New SEO services are designed to help Nepali businesses increase their online visibility and traffic, and improve their search engine rankings. Lyayo Designs’ new SEO services are available to businesses of all sizes and in all industries, and can be customized to meet each client’s specific needs.

With over 5 years of experience in the field, Lyayo Designs is well positioned to help businesses in Nepal increase their online visibility. The company’s team of experts will work with clients to identify the most effective keywords and phrases for their businesses, then implement them into their website design and content. Additionally, Lyayo Designs will also help clients with other aspects of their online presence, such as social media marketing and Google AdWords campaigns.

They offer a holistic approach to SEO, including on-page optimization, content marketing, link building, and more. Their goal is to help businesses achieve long-term success in organic search. With more people than ever using search engines to find products and services, it’s essential for businesses to have a solid SEO strategy.

The launch of Lyayo Designs’ SEO services comes at a time when Nepalese businesses are increasingly looking to take advantage of the growing number of internet users in the country. With more than half of the population now online, there is a huge potential market for companies able to reach them.

About Lyayo Designs:

Lyayo Designs is a leading provider of web design and development services. They have a team of talented designers and developers who create websites that are successful on every level. They are accomplished in building websites for projects ranging from simple brochure sites to large complex e-commerce sites using the latest technologies such as Python, Laravel, WordPress, Shopify and almost any other CMS.

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How to Create a User Interface for Your Python Application https://seasonsubmit.com/how-to-create-a-user-interface-for-your-python-application/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 10:00:22 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/how-to-create-a-user-interface-for-your-python-application/ Python is one of the common programming languages ​​for automating SEO processes. One of the best libraries to create a front-end for our applications without any knowledge of HTML, CSS or coding with a JavaScript-based framework is the Streamlit package. In this Streamlit tutorial, we will explain how to create a nice application with Python […]]]>

Python is one of the common programming languages ​​for automating SEO processes.

One of the best libraries to create a front-end for our applications without any knowledge of HTML, CSS or coding with a JavaScript-based framework is the Streamlit package.

In this Streamlit tutorial, we will explain how to create a nice application with Python and the Dockerfile to deploy your Streamlit application.

What is Streamlit?

Streamlit is an open-source application framework (a Python package) that gives us the power to build beautiful applications without any front-end development knowledge.

This frees us from any involvement in a front-end framework or coding in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

You use pure Python to develop your front-end.

When will the Streamlit library become useful?

First of all, if you are coding Python scripts that run regularly on a machine with a task scheduler like cron, Streamlit is not useful for you.

But if you are developing a tool that you want to share with your team members, such as a keyword research app, you can use Streamlit.

Also, if you need a user authentication method, the Streamlit community has developed a package that can handle it for you.

Create a Streamlit application: getting started

Let’s create a simple app that gets autocomplete queries for a seed keyword from Google’s public API.

Before you begin, create a folder on your machine and name it whatever you want.

Also, I’ll assume you already have Python installed and know the basics of Python programming.

For the whole process, we need to use these Python libraries:

  • Requests.
  • Streamlit.
  • Streamlit-Authenticator.
  • PyYAML.

Additionally, we’ll import a standard Python library:

The tutorial code is in my Streamlit starter template repository on Github.

Installing the Streamlit package

First, I prefer to create a virtual environment by running python3 -m venv .env and then installing the Streamlit package by running pip3 install streamlit.

Now create a Python script. Let’s call it streamlit_app.py.

In complex projects that have too many functions, I prefer to have separate Python script files for my different functions and then import them into streamlit_app.py or create a separate app with Flask or FastAPI.

For example, in a keyword research app, I have a Python script for different functions that get data from Semrush, a script to get top 10 or 20 results from Google, a script to get autocomplete from Google and Google-related searches, etc. .

Get autocomplete queries from Google

To make requests, we need to use the Requests package. To get this package you need to run pip3 install queries.

Also, to parse the autocomplete API response, we need to import the standard Python JSON library.

First, we import the standard JSON library, the Requests package to make requests, and Streamlit to build our application.

Next, I defined a function to get Google’s autocomplete queries as a list of strings.

I used the replace function twice to keep everything simple, but you can use the re library to use regex.

"""A Streamlit app for getting the Google autocomplete queries
"""
import json

import requests
import streamlit as st

def google_autocomplete(keyword: str) -> list[str]:
    """Get Google autocomplete queries for a seed keyword

    Args:
        keyword (str): The seed keyword

    Returns:
        list[str]: A list of the autocomplete queries
    """
    google_autocomplete_api: str = "https://www.google.com/complete/search"
    google_autocomplete_params: dict = {
        "q": keyword,
        "cp": 8,
        "client": "gws-wiz",
        "xssi": "t",
        "hl": "en-US"
    }

    response = requests.get(google_autocomplete_api, params=google_autocomplete_params)

    list_google_autocomplete_uncleaned: list
    = json.loads((response.content).decode("UTF-8")[5:])[0] list_google_autocomplete_cleaned: list[str] = [ element[0].replace('<b>', '').replace('</b>', '') for element in list_google_autocomplete_uncleaned ] return list_google_autocomplete_cleaned

    The Streamlit app

    So far we have installed the Streamlit package and defined our function to get Google’s autocomplete queries. Now let’s create the actual application.

    To view the Streamlit app, we need to run Streamlit with the run streamlit_app.py command in the terminal to run our app locally. After running this command, by accessing the URL http://localhost:8501/, you can view the application.

    Yes, it’s empty because we haven’t added any titles etc. to it.

    Screenshot by author, October 2022

    Add title to Streamlit app

    Let’s add a title to our application. As you see above, I imported the Streamlit as st.

    Now, by calling the st.title() function, we can add a title to the page with a title style. Let’s say st.title (“This is a top level SEO application”).

    Remember that after editing your streamlit_app.py file and saving it, an icon will appear in the top right corner of the page and you should press always come back to view changes to the app without any page refreshes.

    Always return button in the Streamlit appScreenshot by author, October 2022

    Now our application looks like the image below. If your system theme is dark, your app is dark-themed.

    A preview of a Streamlit application with headerScreenshot by author, October 2022

    Add Text to Streamlit App

    To add a paragraph of text to the application, you must use the st.write() function. For example, st.write(“Put your ideas into action”).

    Steamlit appScreenshot by author, October 2022

    Add text input to Streamlit app

    As you saw in Google’s autocomplete function, there was an argument called “keyword”.

    This argument must come from user input.

    To get user input, we can use a text input field in Streamlit. With st.text_input() we can add text input. For example, st.text_input(“What is your seed keyword?”).

    Also, in order to use the input keyword later to pass to our function, we need to assign it to a variable.

    input_google_autocomplete_keyword: str = st.text_input(
        "What is your seed keyword?")

    Now we want to run our application when there is an input keyword. Here we are using an if statement to check whether the variable is empty or not.

    if input_google_autocomplete_keyword:
        output_list_google_autocomplete: list[str] = google_autocomplete(
            input_google_autocomplete_keyword)
    Preview of a Streamlit application with a header, text and text inputScreenshot by author, October 2022

    Download from Streamlit app

    So we added a header, a line of text and a text input field to get the user keyword.

    Now we need to run our written function and create a download button for the user to get the results in a text file.

    if output_list_google_autocomplete:
            st.download_button("Download the output",
                               ("n").join(output_list_google_autocomplete))
    Preview of a Streamlit app with title, text, text input and download buttonScreenshot by author, October 2022

    We have created our simple app! Let’s change the app title and favicon.

    Before that, let’s see the code from the Streamlit app section so far.

    The code of the Streamlit application sectionScreenshot by author, October 2022

    Change app title and favicon

    The app’s default title is streamlit_app · Streamlit, and the app’s favicon is the Streamlit icon.

    To change the title and the favicon we have to use the st.set_page_config().

    Also, I prefer the app layout to be wide (you can test it).

    st.set_page_config(
        page_title="Oh My App!",
        page_icon="😎",
        layout="wide"
    )
    The Streamlit app in the browserScreenshot by author, October 2022

    Set app default theme

    The app theme is based on the user’s system settings, but personally most of the time I find the light theme has better contrast – and I don’t want my team to spend their time figuring out how change app theme.

    To set a default theme for the Streamlit application, you must first create a folder and name it .streamlit. In this folder, create a file and name it config.toml.

    In the config.toml file, you need to insert the lines below to set the default theme for your application.

    [theme]
    base = "light"
    confing.toml file code to customize Streamlit app themeScreenshot by author, October 2022

    User authentication in Streamlit

    Imagine that after deploying your application, someone discovers the application URL and accesses it.

    To protect your app, you need to authorize users before they can use the app – like most SASS we use every day.

    For a Streamlit application, we can use the Streamlit-Authenticator package. To install it, in the terminal located in your application folder, type the command pip3 install streamlit-authenticator and import the package into your application.

    I recommend that you read the Streamlit authentication package documentation to better understand what is going on.

    import streamlit_authenticator as stauth

    Now create a config.yaml file to insert our user credentials.

    credentials:
      usernames:
        firstUser:
          email: firstuser@gmail.com
          name: The first username
          password: 12345 # Must be replaced with the hashed password
        secondUser:
          email: seconduser@gmail.com
          name: The second username
          password: 111213 # Must be replaced with the hashed password
    cookie:
      expiry_days: 30
      key: some_signature_key
      name: some_cookie_name
    preauthorized:
      emails:
        - my@gmail.com

    As in the package document you can see, we now need to hash passwords with Hasher modules. I prefer to open an IPython and run the line of code below.

    hashed_passwords = stauth.Hasher([‘12345’, ‘111213’]).produce()

    Create a login widget

    Now we need to create a login widget where users can enter their username, password and then login to the application.

    First, you need to install the PyYAML package with the pip3 install pyyaml ​​command and import it with the import yaml file.

    Then create an authentication object and display the login module.

    with open("./config.yaml") as file:
        config = yaml.load(file, Loader=yaml.SafeLoader)
    
    authenticator = stauth.Authenticate(
        config["credentials"],
        config["cookie"]["name"],
        config["cookie"]["key"],
        config["cookie"]["expiry_days"],
        config["preauthorized"]
    )
    
    name, authentication_status, username = authenticator.login("Login", "main")
    The Streamlit Login WidgetScreenshot by author, October 2022

    Show app to successfully logged in users

    We can now use the authentication_status variable to see the app for our successfully logged in users.

    if authentication_status:
        authenticator.logout('Logout', 'main')
        # OUR APP CODE COMES HERE
    elif authentication_status == False:
        st.error('Username/password is incorrect')
    elif authentication_status == None:
        st.warning('Please enter your username and password')

    Deploy the Streamlit application with Docker

    We are now in the final stage of developing our app.

    You can use different services to deploy your application, such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Heroku, DigitalOcean, etc.

    Before the Dockerfile, let’s create the requirements.txt file. To do this, we can use the command pip3 freeze > requirements.txt.

    Docker Streamlit File

    To deploy our application, I’m using Python 3.9.10.

    FROM python:3.9.10
    WORKDIR /app
    COPY . .
    RUN pip3 install -r requirements.txt
    CMD ["streamlit", "run", "streamlit_app.py"]
    EXPOSE 8501

    Wrap

    In this tutorial, we saw how to create a beautiful UI with pure Python and deploy it with Docker.

    To learn more about the different Streamlit widgets, check out their well-documented documentation API reference.

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    The ‘existential’ danger of tech surveillance, says Signal president https://seasonsubmit.com/the-existential-danger-of-tech-surveillance-says-signal-president/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 06:33:13 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/the-existential-danger-of-tech-surveillance-says-signal-president/ The mysticism that allowed technology companies Earning billions of dollars from surveillance is finally emerging, says the boss of encrypted messaging app Signal. Meredith Whittaker, who spent years work for google before helping to organize a 2018 staff strike over working conditions, said technology was “valued” and “fetishized” when it started in the industry in […]]]>

    The mysticism that allowed technology companies Earning billions of dollars from surveillance is finally emerging, says the boss of encrypted messaging app Signal.

    Meredith Whittaker, who spent years work for google before helping to organize a 2018 staff strike over working conditions, said technology was “valued” and “fetishized” when it started in the industry in 2006.

    “The idea that technology was the pinnacle of innovation and progress was quite prevalent in government circles and popular culture,” she said on the sidelines of the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon this week.

    But lawmakers and users now relied on the “well-documented damages of allowing a handful of large corporations to have the power to monitor almost every aspect of human life”.

    She said people now seek out apps like Signal because they appreciate the “real existential dangers of placing their innermost thoughts, locations, networks of friends in the hands of corporate surveillance actors and of state”.

    Ms Whittaker, who established the AI ​​Now Institute at New York University in 2017 and has advised US government regulators, has become a leading critic of business models based on mining personal data to be used for targeted advertising.

    She became president of Signal two months ago and is doing all she can to make the app a real alternative to Apple’s WhatsApp and iMessage.

    “We want to make sure everyone in the world can pick up their device, quickly open Signal, use it to communicate with anyone else,” she said.

    The odds are against her company: WhatsApp, she says, has around 1,000 engineers and several thousand support staff, while her company has a total of 40 people.

    The app is run by a non-profit organization, the Signal Foundation, and is only now beginning to ask users for small donations to keep it going.

    The company’s David vs. Goliath act was unveiled in January when co-founder Moxie Marlinspike stepped down as chief executive, detailing how difficult it had been to maintain the app.

    “I wrote all the Android code, I wrote all the server code, I was the only person on call for the department, I facilitated all product development, and I managed everyone,” he wrote in a blog at the time.

    Still, Signal has been downloaded more than 100 million times and, although Ms Whittaker won’t confirm the numbers, reports last year estimated it had 40 million regular users.

    And she is undeterred by the task, arguing that having a talented staff helps close the gap with competitors.

    “We have a small team that is extremely competent and yet we punch well above our weight,” she said.

    Signal has more and more friends in the pro-privacy sector.

    Messaging services like Proton, search engine DuckDuckGo, and countless data analytics companies all market themselves as privacy-focused apps.

    The idea that technology represented the pinnacle of innovation and progress was quite prevalent in government circles and popular culture.

    Meredith Whittaker, President of the Signal Foundation

    And Ms Whittaker pointed out that Signal produces a “gold standard” open source encryption protocol that is used by WhatsApp among others.

    But the goal is not to imitate other players in the field and push for new and flashier features.

    “Our ambitions for growth are not the same as the ambitions of for-profit surveillance companies,” she said.

    Rather, the goal was to create a “network effect of encryption.”

    This would help ensure that “everyone in the world has the opportunity to communicate privately without being subject to widespread state and corporate surveillance”.

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    Is Presearch the future of search engines? https://seasonsubmit.com/is-presearch-the-future-of-search-engines/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 22:01:43 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/is-presearch-the-future-of-search-engines/ There’s no doubt that Google is a tough act to track, but one promising search engine to watch is Presearch, which resolves the age-old complaint that Google tracks your digital footprint so it can set you on fire with ads, and that it censor certain content. Pre-search does not follow your footprint and may be […]]]>

    There’s no doubt that Google is a tough act to track, but one promising search engine to watch is Presearch, which resolves the age-old complaint that Google tracks your digital footprint so it can set you on fire with ads, and that it censor certain content.

    Pre-search does not follow your footprint and may be the first of a new batch of decentralized, censorship-resistant search engines.

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    Presearch posts one or two ads based on your search query, but these are relevant and unobtrusive. But it will not skew its search results in favor of any particular political or politically correct direction.

    It’s nowhere near Google in terms of size, but its growth is remarkable: traffic has grown by more than 2,000% since 2020, capturing nearly 5% of DuckDuckGo’s market share.

    Presearch receives around four million searches per day, but can easily reach hundreds of millions. Still, that’s tiny compared to the nine billion daily searches on Google, which equates to around 84% global market share. Over the past two years, Presearch has averaged 36% quarter-over-quarter growth, albeit on a small base.

    Presearch has over 70,000 active nodes, each of which contributes to the computing power of the network. Its growth is partly due to Google listing it as the default search engine on all new Android devices in the UK and Europe.

    Node operators (those who use node software to help find the information needed to answer user search queries) earn crypto tokens in the form of PRE, which currently trades at around $0.05.

    PRE token price (in USD)

    Source: Coinmarketcap.com

    Google’s dominance in the search engine market has grown from around 90% of all searches in 2010 to 84% in 2022, according to Statista. Microsoft’s Bing captured around 9% of the market, Yahoo around 2.5% and Russia’s Yandex around 1.7%.

    DuckDuckGo and the Brave search engines have also gained a loyal following for presenting search results that don’t bombard you with ads and, in many cases, are more accurate. Both allow you to search without tracking your footprint.

    Brave, which is both a browser and a search engine, was among the first to subvert Google’s business model of monetizing user data by rewarding its users with crypto tokens.

    It filters ads and trackers that follow you everywhere you go online and lets you earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) if you decide you don’t mind seeing ads.

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    Brave was developed by JavaScript author and Mozilla alum Brendan Eich.

    A new feature of the Presearch business model is that it allows advertisers to “bet” (lock) PRE tokens on specific words or search terms so that if a user searches for a particular term, the algorithm will present the ad containing the words with the most wagered chips.

    Basic Attention Token (BAT) in USD

    Presearch, PRE token prices, crypto

    Source: Coinmarketcap.com

    With curiosity, yandex seems less censorship-prone than many of its Western competitors and is preferred by many for its image search functionality.

    Pre-search is still a work in progress, with some features still in development, as well as algorithm updates to improve latency.

    For all the work behind the scenes, the user experience is what matters.

    A nice feature is the ability to focus your search results on Twitter, for example, where you might want to limit results to “bitcoin bear markets” or “free speech on Twitter.”

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    You can use Presearch’s default search engine or switch to results from dozens of other providers and get an idea of ​​the difference in results. Users can also earn PRE tokens just by using the search engine, and it has a browser extension that can turn Presearch into your default search engine.

    Presearch was started by CEO Colin Pape and Thomas LeClair, who previously created Shopcity.com, a way for small businesses to expand their online presence.

    The Chief Technology Officer is Trey Grainger, an experienced engineer and data scientist.

    Brave and Presearch have entirely different business models, where users can earn rewards rather than handing them over to the company. This development was announced by George Gilder in Life After Google.

    As Moneyweb previously reported, Gilder doesn’t see much of a future for Google, primarily because it’s lost sight of the Internet primarily as a means of communication that also allows information to be copied and replicated.

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    There is a huge backlash against Google and Facebook (Meta) for skewing search results and censoring views they find distasteful.

    They have gone from the town square, a place where people interact online, to the town crier, where altering an algorithm can sway voters and potentially topple governments.

    The likes of Brave and Presearch, and others likely to follow, will now begin to challenge the behemoths that have taken our data and enriched themselves, and they are doing so without wearing the hat of public censor.

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    NJ Election 2022: What Google Search Data Tells Us About Midterms https://seasonsubmit.com/nj-election-2022-what-google-search-data-tells-us-about-midterms/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 10:08:46 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/nj-election-2022-what-google-search-data-tells-us-about-midterms/ New Jersey Public Interest Poll Google’s index found results similar to a recent survey from the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling in New Jersey. voter priorities this election cycle. The poll found that when it comes to congressional races, the economy ranks as the top concern, with 16% of registered voters saying it’s the […]]]>

    New Jersey Public Interest Poll

    Google’s index found results similar to a recent survey from the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling in New Jersey. voter priorities this election cycle.

    The poll found that when it comes to congressional races, the economy ranks as the top concern, with 16% of registered voters saying it’s the most important issue. Reproductive and women’s issues rank second with 9%, followed by taxes and partisan and ideological values, which are tied for third with 8%. Inflation topped the list of concerns at just 5%.

    “When we get down to it, [the economy] is usually the number one issue voters consider when it’s time to go to the polls,” said Ashley Koning, executive director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. “It’s a primary factor…one of the main drivers of voter choice when considering election cycles, between that and presidential approval ratings.”

    According to the poll, Independent and Republican voters were more likely to cite the economy as their top concern. At the same time, Democrats were more likely to prioritize reproductive rights.

    The survey also suggests most New Jerseyans think the country is on the wrong track, though most give the Democrats the edge in this year’s congressional races.

    “I always like to think of New Jersey as almost kind of a microcosm for the country itself,” Koning said. “Because we really have a lot of these sections of red and blue and we’re generally a lot more purple…when it comes to our state and local elections than we are nationally.”

    District 7 could help determine congressional partisan leanings

    New Jersey has 12 congressional districts. Democrats hold seats in nine districts, while Republicans hold seats in three. Most districts should not switch.

    However, many pundits expect Republican candidate Tom Kean to beat incumbent Democrat Tom Malinowski in New Jersey’s 7th congressional district after adding more Republican strongholds over the course of the latest round of congressional redistricting. Area voters supported Republican candidate Jack Ciatterelli in last year’s gubernatorial election.

    “It leans Republican just because of the changing demographics of the district,” said Micah Rasmussen, executive director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics. “There are about 40,000 more Republicans in the district now than two years ago.”

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    Twitter’s most active users have reportedly stopped tweeting https://seasonsubmit.com/twitters-most-active-users-have-reportedly-stopped-tweeting/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 22:27:09 +0000 https://seasonsubmit.com/twitters-most-active-users-have-reportedly-stopped-tweeting/ Twitter’s big tweeters aren’t as active as they used to be, and people who regularly use the site have markedly different interests than in years past. This information would be indicated in internal documents obtained by Reuters. The documents define a “heavy tweeter” as someone who logs into the site daily and tweets three to […]]]>

    Twitter’s big tweeters aren’t as active as they used to be, and people who regularly use the site have markedly different interests than in years past.

    This information would be indicated in internal documents obtained by Reuters.

    The documents define a “heavy tweeter” as someone who logs into the site daily and tweets three to four times a week.

    Heavy Tweeters are a small but valuable segment of Twitter users, accounting for less than 10% of monthly active users while generating 90% of all tweets and global revenue.

    The rapid decline in big tweeter activity began during the pandemic. As we’ll see later in this article, there’s been a significant drop in activity around topics that were once Twitter’s most popular categories.

    It’s unclear where the big tweeters are going and why they’re leaving, though we can make some guesses based on recent data.

    Big Tweeters Leave, User Interests Shift

    While big tweeters leave their accounts inactive, those who stay active gravitate to topics that Twitter isn’t traditionally known for.

    Interest in once-popular topics such as news, sports and entertainment is down, Reuters reports. Twitter is also losing many heavy users interested in fashion and celebrities.

    Some of Twitter’s most popular topics among English-speaking users now include cryptocurrency and unsafe content for work.

    Are big tweeters leaving because user interests change? Or do interests change following the departure of the big tweeters?

    This is never specified in the report, although Reuters spoke to a Twitter representative who pointed out that the total number of monthly users was growing.

    Twitter is still attracting new users even though its most active ones are taking a step back from the website. In the next section, we’ll see where they might go.

    Where do the heavy tweeters go?

    In internal documents obtained by Reuters, a Twitter researcher suggests the decline in activity around topics like fashion and celebrities can be attributed to Instagram and TikTok.

    Previously, esports and streaming personalities were growing interests among heavy Twitter users. Now, their business is likely shifting to video-friendly websites like Twitch, YouTube, and TikTok.

    What about news? Twitter was the de facto platform for following breaking news.

    You might be surprised to learn that news activity is also shifting to TikTok.

    The Pew Research Center released a study this week showing that a growing share of American adults regularly receive news on TikTok.

    The report states:

    “In just two years, the share of American adults who say they regularly receive news from TikTok has roughly tripled, from 3% in 2020 to 10% in 2022.”

    This timeline matches the reported decline in news activity on Twitter.

    While that’s not enough to conclude that avid Twitter users are instead turning to TikTok for information, the data is worth looking at.

    According to the study, 26% of American adults say they regularly receive news on TikTok, which is up from previous years.

    A third of US adults who use TikTok say they regularly receive information from the site.

    In contrast, news consumption either declined or stayed the same on other social media sites.

    Screenshot from: pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/10/21/more-americans-are-getting-news-on-tiktok-bucking-the-trend-on-other-social-media-sites/ , October 2022 .

    It will be interesting to see if Twitter does anything in response to the reported drop in activity among big tweeters.


    Sources: Reuters, Pew Research Center

    Featured Image: Tada Images/Shutterstock

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