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Google Removing Their Autocomplete Api On August 10, 2015

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#1 AvyGuttman


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:21 PM

Google will now be removing yet another (depending on your perspective)

useful tool to generate information on search queries. After August 10,

those who still want to use the autocomplete service for their site may use an 

alternative the Google custom search engine (GSE)



This may well compliment their "keywords not provided" strategy.


So what does this mean for the future of keyword tools and those

marketeres who rely on what is not exactly the most reliable information

to begin with?


Will this be yet another strive for websites to improve the quality

and nature of their content

rather than over-spending time researching key words?

Edited by AvyGuttman, 28 July 2015 - 03:31 PM.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 03:54 PM


Will this be yet another strive for websites to improve the quality

and nature of their content



Generally the idea seems to a steady push to get "SEOs" out of the idea that it is "all about the key words" and of course erode the "MFA" site builders.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:58 PM

Actually, I think they decided to take action after an SEO published a very detailed case study on a popular marketing Website.  The case study explained how he was exploiting the API, clearly the kind of "SEO" activity that search engines hate.


You would think that after 15 years of shooting themselves in the foot with this kind of detailed "how to" advice Web marketers would have figured out that the more you share the more pain you cause.  But apparently that lesson remains somewhere in the future for most of these "give back to the community" marketers.

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