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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 ...
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 ...
Publish Recipes? Google Just Changed the Image Size Requirements in Schema December 7, 2016 at 5:55 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment If you publish recipes on your website, you will want to pay attention to this change. Google is increased the minimum image size required to show a recipe thumbnail in the Google search results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Google’s New Card Style News Drops Local 3-Pack Lower in Search Results December 5, 2016 at 5:41 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing a new card style layout in the search results. But those screenshots didn’t also show a local pack. And for those site owners who appear in the local pack, this particular test – especially if it becomes the standard.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
Google Testing New Card Style News in Desktop Search Results November 30, 2016 at 5:27 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing a new card style of news results in the regular Google search results on desktop. These cards are somewhat similar to what you see on mobile, except that they are not a carousel.
Google has updated their site move recommendations for those who are moving sites to new domains, to https or to a new URL structure. The new recommendations are specifically abou ...
Google & Bing Increase Size of Sitemap Files to 50MB November 30, 2016 at 3:52 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Bing has announced a change to the sitemap file size limit, increasing it from 10MB to 50MB. Google has also confirmed they are honoring the new sitemap size increase too.
Google Removing “Content Keywords” from Search Console November 29, 2016 at 5:05 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google will be removing the “Content Keywords” section from Google Search Console, removing Google’s tracking of the keywords they see as most popular on your pages and site overall.
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.
Google is testing another variation of “back to top” in the mobile search results, to make it easier for searchers who want to quickly jump back to the top of the search results page, rathe ...
Google Rewrites Titles & Adds Headlines for Some Featured Snippets November 28, 2016 at 5:54 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Sometimes Google has a perfect featured snippet for a query, but the page’s title doesn’t quite match. So Google will create a new title for a featured snippet to reflect the changes.