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Google Adds Autoplay Video Preview Clips to Search Results August 21, 2017 at 2:40 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is adding autoplay video previews to the Google search results when someone does a search that includes video results. The preview is a six second clip taken from the video, and is played without sound.
Cloudflare Credentials Stolen in Web Developer Chrome Extension Hack August 18, 2017 at 3:02 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment In July, it became known – and noticeable to users – that the popular Chrome Web Developer extension had been compromised. Suddenly malware ads that were being served up in places such as the Google homepage and Google search results, where t ...
Google Search Console Sends Security Warning Notices for HTTP Sites August 18, 2017 at 2:20 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment If you have sites on HTTP, Google has begin sending out notices to site owners that their sites will be flagged as “not secure” in Chrome beginning in October 2017.
Bing Testing Blended Local Mini One Pack in Search Results August 15, 2017 at 5:31 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment When it comes to the Bing search results, their local pack results are very large and noticeable in the search results. But they seem to be taking a step back and displaying a smaller local result in the Bing search results when there is only one local listing found.
Google Still Ignores Last-Modified Meta Tag August 11, 2017 at 9:28 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment If you are using the last-modified meta tag, be aware that Google ignores this tag when it comes to SEO. The tag is which was originally used to alert crawlers to the fact a page was updated, or as a reference to when it was last updated after it was initially published.
Google Ignores Geo Meta Tags in Regular Search Results August 10, 2017 at 6:05 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Geo meta tags are a meta tag that many SEOs are unfamiliar with, unless they work in local SEO or with sites with a multiple geolocations. But does Google use those meta tags, especially in leui of better signals, such as hreflag? The meta tags in questio ...
Bing Testing Google-like Search Header at Top of Search Results August 10, 2017 at 5:17 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Bing has made many changes over the years to make their search results closer to Google’s style of search results. Bing is testing a significant new design that makes their search header – what appears as the search box and tabs below it – much cl ...
Google Testing Ad Tag Placement in Google Local Packs August 7, 2017 at 8:16 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is testing some new positioning for the “Ads” tag in their local packs on mobile. Normally, Google places the ads tag in the same line as the review stars. But when a listing has no review stars, it drops the ads tag even further in the listing, inex ...
Google has once again very quietly updated their Google Quality Rater Guidelines with a brand new version. This update comes as the third update this year so far, only months after we saw major changes with fake news. There are some notable changes, especially for those SEOs who work in international markets, as this update seems primarily focused with international non-English results.
Submitting Disavow File Not a Spam Signal to Google August 3, 2017 at 4:57 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment I sometimes hear from people who are concerned about proactively submitting a disavow file for any reason, thinking it might signal to Google as either a spam signal or some kind of flag that alerts Google to have a closer look at the site’s backlinks.
Use Rel-Canonical to Match Identical Pages Across Multiple Sites August 3, 2017 at 4:53 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment An interesting question came up on Twitter. Someone is ranking with identical pages across multiple sites and asked how best to tell Google they should be considered the same page, if it should be with noindex or via rel=canonical.
Google Ignores Canonicals When Likely Implemented in Error July 27, 2017 at 7:55 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Anyone who has done website audits has probably come across situations where canonicals have been set up incorrectly, sometimes to disastrous results. But how does Google handle canonicals when a large number of pages are pointing to the same page, or if ...
Bing Adds Deal Tag to Local Pack in Search Results July 25, 2017 at 7:18 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Bing is testing a new feature in their local pack… adding a “Deal” tag directly into the local pack results when there is a coupon code Bing has sourced for the store. Here is what it looks like: As you can see, Bing is pulling the coupon information from the ...
Google Testing “See More Results” on Mobile, Reduces Results Per Page July 25, 2017 at 6:33 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google has a new mobile test which is taking a cue from infinite scroll design by adding a “see more results” button at the end of the search results, instead of the usual “next” button.
Google Adds Vacation Rentals to Hotel Search July 24, 2017 at 7:58 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is getting into the vacation rental space by adding specific vacation rentals to their popular hotel search. Now, when you do a hotel search for some locations, Google will add a prompt asking if you’d rather search for vacation rentals instead.
Google Adds Autoplay Video to Search Results Page July 24, 2017 at 7:08 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment If you hate when videos auto play, then you really won’t like this new feature in the Google search results. Google is now autoplaying video when you do a search query that brings up a video in the knowledge panel on the right side of the results.
Google Adds Dictionary Search Box to the Google Search Results July 21, 2017 at 7:40 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment If you do a search in Google for a word that triggers the definition box, Google is now including an added search box just for searching definitions, directly to the answer box at the top of the search results.
If you have noticed changes in Google Search Console reporting with impressions and position data, that is to be expected. Google made some changes to make searches with lower positions more accurate, wh ...
Google Testing Rounded Sitelinks Carousel Buttons on Mobile July 19, 2017 at 5:57 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google has been testing multiple variations of a less colorful and more black mobile UI this year. This test includes an interesting feature – adding bubble style buttons in place of the usual sitelinks links at the bottom of some search results.
Google Asking Searchers to Submit Tags in Movie Knowledge Panel July 19, 2017 at 5:09 am PST By Jennifer Slegg Leave a Comment Google is making a new change to their movie knowledge panels. Google is asking searchers to add tags related to the movie they search for, at the bottom of the movie knowledge panel on mobile. Paul Shapiro spotted the test.