Google has made a significant change to its search results pages by extending the length of titles and descriptions. This was first spotted by Ross Hudgens on Twitter, and later reported on by Jennifer Slegg at The SEM Post. Google has made a significant change to its search results pages by extendi...
Brand new research out today reveals that, since Google AdWords removed its right-hand side ads and brought in an occasional fourth paid ad position for ‘highly commercial’ search terms, this fourth ad appears for nearly one-quarter of all search topics.   It’s been an interesting time fo...
It has been two years since the Court of Justice of the European Union established the “Right to be forgotten” (RTBF). Reputation VIP subsequently launched Forget.me as one way for consumers in Europe to submit RTBF requests to Bing and Google. The company has periodically used consumer submissi...
  Google launched Gboard, its keyboard app for iOS, on Thursday, and it is currently sitting in the top spot in the App Store’s chart of free apps. Among other things, Gboard brings Google search into any app with the press of the “G” icon. This, of course, could also mean bringing Google...
Google has announced they have more deeply integrated the Google Search Console metrics into the Google Analytics reports. Under the Acquisition tab, you may now see a new section named “Search Console,” and this has replaced the “Search Engine Optimization” tab. The new Search Console tab c...
It was only last year that Google turned its links from red to blue, but during that time searchers have grown quite accustomed to the blue links. So much so that when Google recently turned them black, outrage ensued.   In an A/B test, Google has changed its blue link titles to black. Accordin...
Microsoft is forcing people to use its Bing search engine with the Cortana digital assistant in Windows 10. Every search done this way will also be piped only through its recently released Edge browser.In a blogpost, Microsoft said it was making people use Bing so they could get the most out of othe...
Russian search engine Yandex said on Tuesday it planned to capitalize on its expertise in data analysis to develop its business beyond Russia which could help to drive its expansion as advertising revenue growth slows.   Yandex, the market-leading Internet search engine in Russia with a market ...
The French data protection authority said it has fined Google (GOOGL.O) 100,000 euros ($111,720) for not scrubbing web search results widely enough in response to a European privacy ruling. The only way for Google to uphold the Europeans' right to privacy was by delisting inaccurate results pop...
Google is launching Slides Q&A today, a new feature for Slides, its PowerPoint competitor. With Slides Q&A, presenters can get questions and general feedback from their audience — and audience members can vote for their favorite questions.   Slides Q&A is rolling out globally toda...
Everybody loves Google. Searching with Google has saved us many troubles in the past and will continue to save us. Whether it’s an assignment or a project, a research or dissertation, or you’re just trying to cheat on some Radio call-in game show, searching with Google has hardly ever let us dow...
Life is full of big decisions: getting married, buying a home, picking your default Web browser. I’m serious. Think about where you spend the majority of your time on your computer or phone. It’s inside those four WWW walls. “Apps will kill the Web!” prognosticators proclaimed, as if Ac...
Millions of internet users access Google’s search engine at least once a day to view all sorts of information. Though, besides the rectangular search box, with the Google logo placed above, there is a slew of hidden tips and tricks underneath the surface, that even the average Joe web user can lea...
Your choice in Internet browsers apparently says a lot about how well you’re doing at work. That’s the conclusion of a study conducted by recruitment and retention software maker Cornerstone OnDemand, which found that sales and customer-service employees who use non-default Web browsers stay lon...
Google Chrome used to clearly be the best browser, with its speed advantage and extension ecosystem, but that’s changing. We’re living in the golden age of web browsers, and users are spoiled when it comes to choice. After decades of criticism, Microsoft is replacing Internet Explorer with Ed...
Columnist and local search expert Joy Hawkins outlines some differences between two of Google's local/maps services, discussing which might come in handy based on your situation.   It always surprises me how many other professionals I meet and network within the Local SEO community who have lit...
Has your business listing in Google been suspended? Not sure what happened? Columnist Joy Hawkins discusses the likely causes and how to address them. I see threads over at the Google My Business forum all the time from panicked business owners or SEOs who have logged into Google My Business to see ...
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Ads now appear in Local Finder results, plus ads display differently in Google Maps. Google has made changes this week to local search results and Google Maps that will impact retailers and service providers with physical locations.   Ads in Local Finder results Local SEO specialist B...

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