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12th Annual SEMPO State of Search Results Released by @MattGSouthern

SEMPO has released the results of its 12th annual State of Search marketing survey, with industry insights for both marketers and agencies. Findings from the survey reveal that marketers appear to be moving more in-house; particularly with organic search and organic social channels. Agencies, on the other hand, are shifting more to paid search and […]

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Google’s New ‘Cameos’ App Lets Celebs Answer Questions from Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has launched a new app for celebrities and public figures that allows them to record video responses to questions that are frequently asked in Google’s search results. The new app, called Cameos, is designed to help celebs and public figures ensure people are getting accurate information about them from Google search. “Cameos on Google […]

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Google to Add Q&A, FAQ, and How-To Features in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google previewed three new features coming to search results dedicated to Q&A, FAQ, and how-to content. These upcoming features were announced by Google’s Gary Illyes at Google Dance Singapore. An SEO names Akhil Agarwal alerted us about the announcement on Twitter. #GoogleDanceSingapore New Search Features coming in @methode @rustybrick @sejournal pic.twitter.com/6dZbIQ4HiS — Akhil Agarwal (@akhil1594) […]

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Google Adds “People Also Search For” Box to Paid Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has added a new feature to paid search results that was previously displayed only in organic search snippets. The new “People Also Search For” box, which was updated for organic search this past February, now appears in paid search ads. SEJ contributor John Leo Weber sent in an example, which his Google Ads team […]

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Google Search Console Now Shows Data About Web Light Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google Search Console has begun showing site owners how often Web Light search results are served to users. This data can be found in the “search appearance” report in Google Search Console, where users will now see a filter for Web Light results. We just updated Search Console’s new Performance report to include filters for […]

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Google Has Removed Over 80% of Hacked Sites from Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has released new details about about its spam fighting efforts, revealing that more than 80% of hacked sites have been detected and removed from search results. The search giant plans to continue its efforts by working directly with popular content management systems to fight back against those who compromise forums and comment sections with […]

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Google: Site Changes Can Take Months to be Reflected in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google’s John Mueller says it may take months for major site changes to be processed by search ranking algorithms. So, if site changes were implemented around the same time as a known Google algorithm update, any gains/losses in traffic are not necessarily a result of the recent site changes. This topic came up during a […]

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Google Switches to Infinite Scrolling Mobile Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has introduced infinite scrolling to mobile search results pages. Where there used to be page numbers at the bottom of SERPs there is now a “more results” button. Tapping on the button will trigger more search results to load within the same page. Google has confirmed this is just a “test.” However, it’s not […]