Posts Tagged ‘ Google: Web Search ’

Google’s top results for “Did the Holocaust happen” now expunged of denial sites

Posted on: December 27, 2016 by in SEO
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Several days after Google put a search ranking change into place, the first page of results for “did the holocaust happen” now appears to be entirely free of denial sites. The algorithm change happened earlier this week. As we covered, it caused the Stormfront denial site that was ranking tops for that search to slip to the second spot, bumped behind the authoritative US Holocaust Memorial Museum site. Now Stormfront is entirely gone while USHMM remains: Stormfront has not been banned Continue Reading ...

Google studying ways to deal with offensive search suggestions & results

Posted on: December 17, 2016 by in SEO
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As Google has come under fire for search suggestions like “are women evil” or actual results questioning whether The Holocaust happened, those who oversee its search engine aren’t ignoring the issue. They’re just taking time to figure out the best and most comprehensive response. This week, I met with several engineers and executives involved with Google’s search results, including Ben Gomes, vice president of core search. There’s no question that Google has heard the concerns. Continue Reading ...

Google begins rolling out a new desktop search user interface

Posted on: December 7, 2016 by in SEO
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Google has confirmed with Search Engine Land that they have begun rolling out a new design and look for their desktop search results page. The new design has a more boxy look resembling a mobile user interface. I believe the official rollout began yesterday, but I spotted tests of this new design a few weeks ago. Here is a screen shot of the new design: It is unclear how long this new design will take to full roll out to all searchers, but I am personally able to replicate this across dozens Continue Reading ...

Google knowledge panel now showing videos from the web carousel

Posted on: November 30, 2016 by in SEO
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Google is now showing videos in the knowledge panel. The videos are showing up below the knowledge panel and they are titled “videos from the web.” The videos are related to the knowledge panel information that is triggered based on your query. This was first spotted by @sergey_alakov. Here is his screen shot: About The Author Continue Reading ...

Google begins mobile-first indexing, using mobile content for all search rankings

Posted on: November 5, 2016 by in SEO
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Kashin / Shutterstock.com Google has begun testing its mobile-first index, which will primarily look at the mobile version of your website for its ranking signals and fall back on the desktop version when there is no mobile version. We expected this was coming and even heard about it over a year ago, but this is the first time Google has posted details about the mobile-first index on their own blog. Most of Google searches are mobile, but Google’s index is desktop Google explained that it Continue Reading ...

Report: AMP causing monetization frustration among some news publishers

Posted on: October 29, 2016 by in SEO
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According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are meeting with mixed reviews from publishers. The core issue for publishers is that AMP pages don’t generate the same amount of revenue and don’t give publishers as much control over ads. The article asserts: For some publishers [preference for AMP in search results] is a problem, since their AMP pages do not currently generate advertising revenue at the same rate as their full mobile sites. Continue Reading ...

Direct answer fail: Google gives only one side of proposed gun ammo & magazine law

Posted on: October 21, 2016 by in SEO
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Want to know about California’s Proposition 63, a measure to control gun ammunition sales and large magazines that’s on the ballot within the state this month? Google has the answer. It’s a “deceptive ballot initiative that will criminalize millions of law-abiding Californians.” So much for balanced search results. Google presents that answer at the very top of its results, when searching for “Prop 63” or “Proposition 63,” as shown below: To answer “What’s happening Continue Reading ...

Search Engine Keywords Selection

Posted on: October 17, 2016 by in SEO
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Search engines are the vehicles that drive potential customers to your websites. In order for visitors to reach their destination-- your website-- you need to provide them with specific and effective signs that will direct them right to your site. You do this by creating carefully chosen keywords. Think of the right keywords as the Open Sesame! of the Internet. Find the Continue Reading ...

Google’s latest voter search tool serves up ballot information & polling places

Posted on: October 13, 2016 by in SEO
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Google is covering all the bases for citizens as we near Election Day on November 8. Today, the website presented an interactive device that shows on top of search engine result for " that's on my tally"and also" where to elect"inquiries. Currently" that's on my tally "searches will certainly return the adhering to box for customers to enter their address. Google after that supplies a complete checklist of prospects in the customer's ballot area. Searches for "where to elect" returns a Continue Reading ...

Is a big Google search update happening? Chatter thinks so.

Posted on: September 5, 2016 by in SEO
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Have you checked your Google organic search traffic this morning? If not, you may want to. It seems Google may have tweaked their search ranking algorithm, your site may be ranking higher or lower or the same depending on if this update has impacted your web pages. Google has not yet confirmed the update but based on a lot of chatter in the search community, it seems like an update is indeed happening. To be clear, it seems like there were two updates in the past twenty-four hours. The large Continue Reading ...