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By Emma Okonji. In a bid to make the use of search engine a lot easier, Google, in line with its mission to organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, has launched a new version of Goggle search engine app that provides a lighter, faster way to search web for information.
An investigation from RankRanger's Mordy Oberstein identifies a distance and clustering pattern in Google's local algorithm that the author says is consistent regardless of user location. In other words, it appears whether the user is searching from a nearby location or remotely (e.g., resident vs. tourist).

Google grants roughly 44 percent of "right to be forgotten" (RTBF) search de-listing requests. However, a person in the UK whose request was among the 56 percent not granted challenged Google's decision and won in the UK High Court. The search result in question involved a decade-old ...
In this week's Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. This dog chases after a Google street view car: Source: Twitter Google ...
Google is getting smarter when it comes to image recognition with updates rolled out to Google Assistant and Google Photos. Google Lens, which is built into Assistant and Photos, is now capable of recognizing specific breeds of dogs or cats. Just take a photo of a cat or dog with Lens, or get Lens ...
Google's research division has released a new tech demo of sorts, which shows off advancements the company has made toward understanding natural language. The new search experience, called "Talk to Books," invites users to ask questions which Google will respond to with passages from books. Tool

Site owners have been receiving e-mail notifications from Google Search Console regarding issues detected on AMP pages. Google prefaces the notification by saying the issues will not affect how pages show up in search results. Rather, Google is notifying webmasters about issues related to ...
SearchCap: Google more results button, new filters for Search Console & Chrome search suggestions. Barry Schwartz on April 12, 2018 at ... 2018 by Barry Schwartz. You can now filter your Google Search Performance reports by Rich results, AMP non-rich results, AMP article, job listings and job details.
Google is gradually rolling out a new AdWords user interface. Word has it this change will be complete and available to everyone sometime in the first half of 2018. Many of us using the new interface have been asking questions like “Have you seen this feature/report/functionality in the new interface?” If you ...
Google is asking publishers in Europe to obtain consent for data use and ad targeting under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy rules, which go into effect May 25. Companies operating in Europe are required to gain opt-in consent for collection and use of personal data under the ...
Starting today, Vivaldi, which incidentally focuses more on user privacy, will enable DuckDuckGo as its default search engine in its Private browsing mode. This mode could be considered the same as the incognito mode in Google Chrome, except Vivaldi will not store cookies and temporary files of the ...
We're used to thinking of Google as a search engine. For advertisers, Google's search engine results page (SERP) is composed of text and product (Google Shopping) ads. The popularity of these product ads with digital marketers has grown in popularity. According to Adobe's Digital Index, spend on ...
Since then, this shift to a mobile-first index has been one of the most talked about – and sometimes misunderstood – topics in the industry. With its full implementation happening soon, it's worth taking a look at how prepared SEO professionals are for this major change. For episode 145 of Search Engine ...
Google will start deactivating AdWords accounts next week if they have not spent any money in the past 15 months. This will occur automatically in an attempt to “speed up” the AdWords experience. An email notification will be sent to individual AdWords users when their account has been deactivated.
Today's Google doodle honors Katsuko Saruhashi on what would have been the geochemist's 98th birthday. Saruhashi was renowned in her field of geochemistry and spent much of her career advocating for the advancement of female scientists. “She was deeply committed to inspiring young women to ...
Google Maps for iOS has been updated with two new features. One is the ability to display estimated wait times for restaurants. The second is a search feature which lets users filter reviews and look up specific keywords. When viewing a restaurant listing on Google Maps the average wait time will be ...
On the Google My Business Forum, where I volunteer as a Top Contributor, we frequently see themes and threads from business owners who want Google to remove their negative reviews. There are a lot of cases where we cannot do anything because the reviews don't break Google's review guidelines, ...

Google has stopped showing zero search results, i.e., only the answer, followed by a button to “show all results” for searches related to time, calculations and conversions. The blue search results links are now back. Google began this global experiment a week ago today and has now concluded that “the ...
LOS ANGELES - While Google may have defined the modern-day search engine, Bishop Robert Barron, known as one of America's premier Catholic preachers and teachers, believes that today's search for meaning is inextricably tied to religion as much as technology. In a speech on “Religion and the ...
Google Senior Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller said in a recent SEO snippets video that using non-English URLs for non-English websites is fine and that Google is able to crawl, index and rank them. This includes non-Latin characters in your URLs. John Mueller said “as long as URLs are valid ...
Google's plans to help support publishers' subscription businesses came into fuller color on Tuesday at an event in New York City. The company is launching a wider framework for working with publishers called the Google News Initiative that builds on several of the projects the company announced last ...
Advertisement. Advertisement. Search Engine Journal - SEO, Search Marketing News and Tutorials · Home · Jobs · About · Contact · Privacy Policy · Press Materials · Advertise · Twitter · Facebook · Linkedin · Instagram · Youtube · Google · Pinterest ...
Some SEO practitioners think that they can get away with shady and risky techniques (that Google considers webspam) to game the system and hack their way to the top of the SERPs. Whether it's worth the risk is a different story altogether. But we all know that the search engines, especially Google, won't ...
Google Lens, a tool that utilizes smartphone cameras to recognize objects, is now available to iOS users. The rollout began this week and will continue over the next several weeks. Lens is not a standalone app— rather, it's a tool built into Google Photos which allows users to take photos of an object to ...
Google My Business has updated the Insights analytics tool within Google My Business to let business owners see a heatmap of locations from which searchers request directions to their businesses. Allyson Wright, the community manager for Google My Business, announced that Google has “made some ...
Google advertisers will soon be able to reach YouTube viewers who have previously searched for related products and services. For example, if a person recently searched for “best wireless headphones,” they may then be shown ads from headphone manufacturers the next time they visit YouTube.
Reuters also reports that where a platform offers services that compete with others in the market (e.g., Google Shopping), “terms and conditions will have to include a description of any preferential treatment they give to their own service including access to consumer data and ranking.” Right now, this is ...
Google removed this feature back in 2016 when they dropped the Google+ support, but it seems to be added back via the Google My Business console. Users of Google My Business can go into their accounts and click on the “info” section, where they may see this business description section that can be ...
Content and links are still pillars of search engine optimization (SEO). In fact, Google has told us in the past these components are two of the top three factors in Google's search algorithm. By now, we should all know this, but many people are still making a critical mistake when it comes to content and links ...
Google plans to ban all AdWords ads for anything related to cryptocurrencies starting in June 2018. This includes exchanges, ICOs, and ... Google's move to ban cryptocurrency-related advertising is a cautionary response to harm caused to consumers by cryptocurrency scams. Google wants to mitigate the ...
Lighthouse is a “lite” version of a site review tool. It currently provides feedback on ten SEO metrics. The Lighthouse SEO tool can also be downloaded and installed in Chrome as an extension Lighthouse is limited in scope but it provides a snapshot of ten metrics that matter to Google.
Google will soon boost news articles in search results for individuals who are paying subscribers of those publications. Bloomberg reports that Google is making this change in an effort to assist publications with finding and retaining paying subscribers. In addition, Google will reportedly share search data ...
Around this time last year, Google announced new brand safety controls for video and display ads, creating policies that prohibited the monetization of inappropriate and controversial content. In connection with these policy updates, Google says it removed 320,000 publishers that violated publisher ...
Google AdWords is introducing a new set of performance insights specifically for click-to-message ads. Click-to-message ads were introduced in 2016 as the text message version of Google's click-to-call ads. As the name suggests, they allow searches to message back and forth with a business.
After opening the apps drawer and selecting the Google app, users can search for GIFs, restaurants, and videos and immediately share them with the ... Google is now more deeply integrated with the Safari browser, allowing users discover content which is related to the content they're currently viewing.
Captions will consist of the page title where the image is published, which means captions can be optimized by modifying title tags. Google says this should assist searchers by adding more context to what an image is about. Of course, that all depends on the page titles. Anyone who works in SEO can attest ...
Over the past several months, Google has been rolling out new features exclusively in the new AdWords interface, or “experience.” On Tuesday, at SMX West in San Jose, AdWords Director of Product Management Anthony Chavez announced some attention-grabbing new features aimed at improving ...
OK, Google … how do I optimize for voice search? Ask that question and you'll discover even Google doesn't know but is trying to learn. For those of us in the search engine optimization (SEO) field who want to stay up to date, waiting for Google to figure it out isn't much help. We need to know what's going ...
Google announced a Core Algo Update. Google's Danny Sullivan stated that Google was not targeting low quality websites. He explicitly confirmed that there is nothing wrong to fix in sites that lose rankings. This announcement is important because it squashes the usual Phantom Update speculation.
Google has confirmed that they ran a “broad core algorithm update” last week that has impacted the appearance and rankings of some websites in the search results. Google posted on Twitter that Google does these types of updates “several times per year” and there is nothing a site can do specifically to ...
In celebration of March 10, a day that has become known as Mario Day (MAR10… get it?), Google is letting users navigate Maps Mario Kart-style for a limited time. For one whole week, Google Maps users can replace the generic arrow icon with Mario in a go kart. This will be available on both the iOS and ...
As the world celebrated International Women's Day this week, Google introduced a way to recognize female leaders more than just one day out of the year. Businesses can now add an attribute to their Google My Business listing which will indicate the establishment is women-led. This attribute will be ...
An update to Google's search results allows musicians to instantly publish short updates to the front page of search results. This will be facilitated through Google Posts, which also allows small businesses to publish to search results. Google is initially rolling this feature out to select musicians in the pop and ...
Women-led businesses can now add a new icon and label to their Google Maps or local listing in Search by going to their Google My Business profile and adding the “women-led” attribute under their “info” section. After they add the attribute, a new “women-led” icon will appear in the business attributes ...
Google shows answers to the questions you didn't even think you were asking with this new Google search results test. ... Instead of just showing additional questions people might ask around a query you entered into the search results, Google is now testing showing a snippet of the answer directly below ...
Google is taking what it learned from AMP and developing web standards that will allow non-AMP content to load instantly. In an announcement from Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, the team revealed its plans for the future rollout of these web standards. Content developed using this new set of ...
In a Webmaster Hangout, Google's John Mueller made comments discouraging the use of Google Search Console's URL Submit Tool. He also revealed interesting facts about how Google indexes websites. He suggests various ways to make sure that new content is properly crawled and indexed fast.
Instead, clearly defining violations such as a site buying PageRank passing links or a site that is presenting different content to users and search engine bots helps clearly lay out the infractions. A site can be in violation of any number of Google's quality and/or technical guidelines. With each violation ...
Google continues to make major investments in improving the performance of and user experience on the web. This has been primarily through the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) framework, which was first launched in 2015 and has been aggressively developed, promoted, and integrated into ...
Google's John Mueller revealed in a Webmaster Central hangout this week that Googlebot is capable of recognizing duplicate content before it has been crawled. A question was submitted by a site owner wondering if and when Google would consider a French version of a page to be a duplicate of the ...


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