Filter Google Maps Results by Wheelchair Accessible Routes by @MattGSouthern

Google Maps is becoming more wheelchair accessible with an update that will help users find the most wheelchair-friendly routes. When looking up directions in transit navigation mode, users will have the option to filter results to display routes that are wheelchair accessible. To access wheelchair accessible routes in Google Maps follow these steps: Search for […]


Google’s Object Recognition Tool, Google Lens, Now Available on iOS by @MattGSouthern

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 learn […]


Google Removes 100 Bad Ads Per Second by @MattGSouthern

Google has released its annual ‘bad ads’ statistics, and every year the company gets faster and more efficient at removing ads that violate its policies. Over 3.2 billion bad ads were removed in 2017, which is an average of 100 bad ads removed every second. This number represents a majority of ads that violated Google’s […]


Google AdWords Has New Performance Insights for Click-to-Message Ads by @MattGSouthern

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. Unlike automated chat bots, click-to-message ads put users in touch with […]


Google Starts Highlighting Women-led Businesses in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

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 displayed whenever the Google My Businesses […]


Google Allows Musicians to Post Directly to Search Results by @MattGSouthern

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 electronic dance music genres. […]


Google is Developing Web Standards for Instant Loading Non-AMP Content by @MattGSouthern

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 web standards will appear in certain […]


Google Search Update: Featured Snippets for Multi-Intent Queries by @MattGSouthern

Google is updating search results with a new type of featured snippet which is designed for queries that have multiple interpretations. Multifaceted featured snippets may appear for queries such as “ears popping on a plane,” where the individual may be searching for either causes or remedies. ”Sometimes the words we use to ask a question […]