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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 […]

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Google Lets Businesses Post Offers to Organic Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has been spotted testing a new feature which allows Google My Business pages to publish offers directly to search results. This feature is built into Google Posts, which has been available to all businesses with a verified GMB profile since last summer. Google Posts lets businesses publish short messages, which appear in Maps and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]