Jennifer Slegg

  • Google Testing PLA Carousel Divided by Brands & Retailers

    Google Testing PLA Carousel Divided by Brands & Retailers December 8, 2016 at 6:24 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing an interesting PLA carousel. This one will break down a more generic product search to show groups of items split up by retailer. It seems to show up when a searcher is searching for something that is a bit more generic, and would ...

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  • Google Showing Ratings in AdWords Location Extension Ads

    Google Showing Ratings in AdWords Location Extension Ads December 8, 2016 at 6:11 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google seems to be returning ratings to location extensions of AdWords ads in the Google search results. They originally launched last year, but then vanished from use. Here is what it looks like: But when you view it as part of the page, the ads with ...

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  • Google To Remove AMP Bars When Scrolling & Easier Canonical Sharing

    Google To Remove AMP Bars When Scrolling & Easier Canonical Sharing December 7, 2016 at 5:28 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment When viewing an article on AMP, Google will add an additional bar at the top of the AMP page – this bar is used so that a searcher can see the site they are on, as the URL in the top URL field will show the AMP URL, which is currently a google.

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  • Google Switches to New UI Style & Font Worldwide

    Google Switches to New UI Style & Font Worldwide December 7, 2016 at 4:43 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google has made the switch to a brand new UI style for all users. The new style, which has been tested over the past few months, has been made permanent. It is easiest to tell if you have the new UI or not by looking right under the search box.

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  • Google Soliciting Their Own Movie Review Ratings in Search Results

    Google Soliciting Their Own Movie Review Ratings in Search Results December 6, 2016 at 5:49 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google has added “Like” and “Dislike” buttons to movie knowledge panels in their search results, as part of the drive to show their own movie ratings, in place of third party movie ratings which have been featured in Google’s knowledge panels for over a year.

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  • Google AMP URLs to Get New Non-Google.com URLs

    Google AMP URLs to Get New Non-Google.com URLs December 6, 2016 at 5:11 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google will begin showing the AMP cache URLs as coming from https://cdn.amproject.org instead of https://www.google.com/amp/ according to a joint announcement by Google and the AMP Project.

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  • Google Expanding Home Services Ads to LA, Then Nationwide in 2017

    Google Expanding Home Services Ads to LA, Then Nationwide in 2017 December 5, 2016 at 6:25 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is planning to expand their Home Service Ads nationwide, following a launch in the Los Angeles area. 949Local reported on a conversation they had with an AdWords rep which confirmed the expansion into the Los Angeles and surrounding are ...

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  • Sued for Leaving a Negative Review? It Will Soon Be Illegal in the US

    Sued for Leaving a Negative Review? It Will Soon Be Illegal in the US December 5, 2016 at 5:05 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment We have periodically heard of the lengths some businesses go to in order to prevent negative reviews, or to see them removed after the fact. And it is in everyone’s best interests to ensure that online reviews are as honest as possible, and ...

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  • Google Testing Another News Card Styles in Desktop Search Results

    Google Testing Another News Card Styles in Desktop Search Results December 5, 2016 at 4:40 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing yet another card style in the Google desktop results for their “Top Stories” news related listings. This test is quite distinctive because it does have some mobile elements, with it being in the card format.

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  • Google Adds “Buy e-Book” Options to Book Knowledge Panels

    Google Adds “Buy e-Book” Options to Book Knowledge Panels December 5, 2016 at 4:10 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google has launched new “buy e-books online” feature in the Google knowledge panel for books. These first showed up for book related searches on Friday morning. Here is what it looks like: The most interesting thing about these is that they seem to b ...

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  • Using Emojis in Google’s Local Pack & Knowledge Panel

    Using Emojis in Google’s Local Pack & Knowledge Panel December 1, 2016 at 6:52 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Many webmasters have used (and abused) emojis within Google’s search results, and it seems there is a new way for using them in the Google search results, this time within both the local pack, map results and local knowledge panel.

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  • Google Testing Alert to Inform Searchers That AMP Means Fast

    Google Testing Alert to Inform Searchers That AMP Means Fast November 29, 2016 at 4:47 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing a way to help searchers understand what exactly an AMP result is. They are testing a notification that shows underneath an AMP result, alerting the searcher that an AMP page is a really fast web page.

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