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Google Local Restaurant Search Autofilters On Best, Cheapest Like Phrases Several weeks ago Mary and I had a discussion at the Deep Dive at Local U about whether Google was using review sentiment in ranking. While I noted that the new patents for entity rank seemed to indicate that professional reviews might influence rank, that I had not seen any indication that sentiment as expressed within a review influenced ranking or that ranking for a good review corpus comparatively had a strong influence. That all being said within Google restaurant search, Google is now autofiltering results based on phrases like good, best, cheapest etc. (As a note, while I just started noticing this recently it may have been present for quite some time). The searches for things like “Best Restaurant NYC” works on both the desktop and mobile but the results are more obviously labeled in the mobile result.

Five free video editors that deliver impressive results To be competitive, businesses need to promote themselves in multiple ways. And as modern society has developed a short attention span and become highly social-centric, many businesses are developing a video strategy to aid in marketing. Most small companies don't have the budget for the industry standard video editors (nor the time to learn their complex processes). Fortunately, smaller houses can turn to free solutions that offer enough features to create quality video. What are the best tools in this category? I have selected five that should meet the essential criteria.

How hotels can personalize the customer experience to compete with Airbnb My aim with these articles is to cover some of the most important needs in hospitality and explore how brands can use digital touch points to deliver. In the first of this series of articles I covered the need for recognition and in this article I’d like to focus on personalisation. The Airbnb service experience (moving from Helsinki to London) I recently relocated my whole life from Helsinki to London with family and all our personal possessions in tow, it was hard work I can tell you. 3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class October 23, 2014 Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop.

Most Travelers Use Search Engines When Planning a Trip Americans may not mind booking accommodations and airfare on small screens, but search engines are where many leisure travelers in North America turn to when beginning to research a trip, according to Q1 2016 research. Online marketing agency Fuel surveyed 2,959 leisure travelers in Canada and the US. Respondents had to have taken a leisure vacation in the past 12 months to take part in the survey. Nearly half (48.4%) said they used search engines when beginning to research a trip.

Did You Know You Can Search Within a YouTube Video? If you ever find yourself scrubbing through a YouTube timeline trying to find the exact moment of a punchline or a specific part of a tutorial, it can be time consuming and mind numbing. But if you’re a Chrome user, you can install a Chrome extension that takes all the hard work out of the process. Chrome extension InVideo, which only works with the new version of YouTube, makes it easy to find the exact spot in any video with a simple search function: Navigate to the YouTube video you want to search.You should now see a green Open InVideo button directly beneath the video.