Search Features

    • Featured snippets: Optimization tips & how to ID candidate snippets

      Featured snippets are quickly becoming the only search results for many queries. If a user goes to Google.com and types [what is the tallest tree], Google returns a featured snippet, followed by thousands of organic search results. However, when a user conducts the same query via Google voice search, Google responds with an audible version of the text in the featured snippet ...

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  • Voice search becomes voice action: A key talking point at SMX London

    … Door Media — is a conference series designed to highlight the reach and opportunities that can be achieved through search advertising and outline search’s position in the wider marketing mix. From my own perspective, one of the more enlightening sessions of the London event featured a presentation by Pete Campbell, founder and managing director…

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  • The battleground of entities & reviews

    … For anyone familiar with my articles, you’ll know I like to write a lot on a couple of specific topics: Entities The future of search Today, we’re going to look at an area where both apply: reviews. In this article, we’re not going to dive into specific strategies for acquiring reviews, as those change over time (though I will be linking below…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 15 readers -
  • 3 tactics we’re using for Answer Boxes

    … “Position 0” is the new holy grail in organic search rankings. A normal position 1 ranking is great and all, but I’ll take an answer box that features my content (sometimes with an image) over position 1 in almost all cases. Just take a look at how attention-grabbing an answer box (also known as a “featured snippet”) is: With some of our own…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • The future of local discovery

    SMX — Search Marketing Expo is the world’s largest search marketing conference series, with multiple events in the USA and Europe. Visit the Search Marketing Expo site to learn more: http://smxpo.com/1QikJWe Pick your favorite event and attend! http://www.smxadvanced.com http ...

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  • How AI will shape the future of search

    … There is no doubt the search industry has evolved. Just one look at how search engine results pages are currently laid out shows how things have changed. We have come a long way from 10 blue links. But have we gone far enough? At SXSW earlier this month, information access was a hot topic. People no longer head to Google’s search bar…

    Justin Freid/ Search Engine Landin SEO How To's- 24 readers -
  • The future of paid voice search and monetizing the map

    …. In the future, organic listings won’t go away; they’ll just be harder to earn. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Brian Smith is the director of local solutions and resident local search expert at Placeable, a local marketing…

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  • Essential voice search strategies for 2017

    … There’s one thing that remains true about SEO: it’s always changing. One of the big changes that we’re experiencing now in local SEO is the increasing popularity of voice search. Voice search used to be a novelty — now it’s a necessity, especially when you’re on the go with your smartphone or tablet. If you’re a local business, how do you…

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  • What the heck is machine learning, and why should I care?

    … There are many uses for machine learning and AI in the world around us, but today I’m going to talk about search. So, assuming you’re a business owner with a website or an SEO, the big question you’re probably asking is: what is machine learning and how will it impact my rankings? The problem with this question is that it relies on a couple…

    Dave Davies/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • Optimizing Google Home search responses

    … search through Google Home, Voice and other Google Assistant-driven responses. Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Brian Ussery is the Director of SEO at Razorfish and a leading authority on Google related SEO issues. He is a Google "Top Contributor" in the search console help forum and a trusted Google partner, who connects regularly to stay in-the-know about new and improved product features. …

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  • Digital assistants, conversational search and the future of local

    … of local solutions and resident local search expert at Placeable, a local marketing company specializing in enterprise brands. For over 12 years, Brian has been conjuring up solutions to the most vexing search problems for his clients. Responsible for all aspects of Placeable's managed services organization, Brian executes local search strategy through…

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  • Search takes to the cloud as users engage with new actions

    … Hold on tight! Search is continuing to evolve, from queries typed into a search box on a desktop to a conversational experience using more natural language on a mobile device. A far cry from its early days, search is now pervasive, always with us no matter where we are: on our phones, in our cars, on our game consoles and on our TVs. Search…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
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