Tag archive: Google News

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by Holly Miller and Sebastien Edgar   If you haven’t heard of Siri, Alexa and Cortana, these three sexy minxes have been turning our heads (and standing SEO strategy on its head) by adding glamorous voices to the world of search. But before you decide which voice assistant should get your final rose, consider this […]

May 24th, 2016 | SEO News No comments
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In Hollywood, a box office smash inevitably leads to a sequel or two to keep sales humming. The view from the Googleplex is no different: Coming to screens this May, “Mobilegeddon 2” promises another potentially perilous journey into the world of mobile search. In the past few weeks leading up to the rollout of its […]

April 19th, 2016 | SEO News 1 comment
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The new year has begun with a confirmed Google update. However, what was initially believed to be either a change to Panda or Penguin is in fact a core ranking algorithm update. Here, we take a look at the fresh data from the Searchmetrics Suite. Background to Google update We were expecting a Penguin update […]

January 13th, 2016 | Analysis 108 comments
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Access to the autocomplete API is set to be restricted as of today, 10 August 2015, according to an official post on the Google Webmaster Central Blog. From now on users who wish to continue to have autocomplete functionality on their site are being guided towards Google Custom Search Engine. Meanwhile, for keyword research tools, […]

August 10th, 2015 | Analysis 7 comments
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The number of Universal Search Integrations, — Images, Videos, Maps, and News, Shopping (PLAs) — in search results, has once again significantly increased over the past year. Above all, shopping snippets have increased considerably. And it seems that several of these changes are connected to the Hummingbird update that took place in the late summer […]

June 18th, 2014 | Analysis 7 comments
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“Since April 2007 search engine result listings have been more than just a series of 10 blue links. Almost six years ago Google began to integrate boxes containing additional media which appears in-between the actual organic search results. Those – depending on how relevant they are to the search query – also generate higher click […]

March 28th, 2013 | Analysis 10 comments

Once more, it’s time to talk about Universal Search integrations. The One Boxes for Images, Videos, Shopping and Places have become a powerful traffic source for a few sites with the right optimization. However, it’s a source that can run dry even for heavyweights – a fact that we will illustrate a little later. But […]

March 23rd, 2012 | General 2 comments

Again universal search: It has been some months, since we had a look at the development of the Universal Search integrations in the SERPs. We now have new numbers from the search metrics datapool, so let’s have a closer look. Has the upper limit been reached? Let’s look first of all at the overview of […]

November 16th, 2011 | Analysis, General 3 comments
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This year, we brought a big presence to the  PubCon Las Vegas. And, since we participated in quite a few interesting sessions, we wanted to pass on a bit of what we saw. But before I begin: PubCon is massive and varied in its scope. With nine parallel tracks, the program  is impressively large. The event […]

November 14th, 2011 | Events, General No comments

Today, I’m writing about Universal Search. I can’t shake the feeling that Google is strongly pushing the news, images, video and shopping integrations in its ‘normal’ search. At the moment, these snippets seem kind of, well, ‘understated’. To the naked eye, there is little to distinguish them from the organic index, at least with the […]

August 8th, 2011 | Analysis 11 comments
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