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How the Google Pigeon Update Changed Local Search Results by @searchmastergen

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! One of Google’s biggest-impact algorithm updates was implemented for the sake of local search results, and local businesses typically saw the effects of the update in their website’s analytics data. Google users certainly saw the impact, […]

How the Google Pigeon Update Changed Local Search Results by @searchmastergen

Editor’s note: This post is part of an ongoing series looking back at the history of Google algorithm updates. Enjoy! One of Google’s biggest-impact algorithm updates was implemented for the sake of local search results, and local businesses typically saw the effects of the update in their website’s analytics data. Google users certainly saw the impact, […]

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Google’s Search Crawlers to Natively Render JavaScript-based Pages by @MattGSouthern

Starting in Q2 2018, Google’s search engine crawlers will begin to render JavaScript-based webpages without the assistance of the AJAX crawling scheme. For site owners, that means it will no longer be necessary to provide rendered versions of these pages to Googlebot. Googlebot currently relies on the AJAX crawling scheme to render JavaScript-based webpages when […]

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Google’s Search Snippets are Longer, But Don’t Go Changing Anything by @MattGSouthern

Google’s search result snippets are now longer than what once was the maximum length of 160 characters. This change has been officially confirmed by Google, and is also supported by evidence from tracking tools like RankRanger. According to data collected by RankRanger, search snippets can now be anywhere from 160 characters to 230 characters. However, […]

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How the Google Venice Update Changed Local Search & SEO by @TaylorDanRW

Google published a post on the Inside Search Blog back in February 2012 citing 40 key changes they had made to their search algorithms during the last month. Among these 40 updates were projects codenamed Nesehorn (affected flight queries), rich snippets (were expanded worldwide), and another update that changed a major aspect of local search forever: […]

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Google’s Job Search Will Now Estimate Salaries For All Job Positions by @MattGSouthern

Google is adding some requested features to its job search experience that was introduced earlier this year. Job seekers will now be able to access salary information directly in search results, which is something Google says is missing from 85% of job postings in the US. When actual salary information is not available, Google will […]

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Google to Give Publishers Dedicated Knowledge Panels in Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google is introducing a new type of Knowledge Panel exclusively for publishers. The new Knowledge Panel fills the entire above-the-fold section of search results with information to help searchers learn more about a publication. Searching for a publisher by name will return the new Knowledge Panel. It features: A description of the publication A Wikipedia […]

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Organic Search Market Share in Retail Dominated by Macy’s, Not Amazon, in Q3 2017 by @MattGSouthern

Heading into the 2017 holiday season it may be surprising to learn it’s not Amazon leading in organic search market share in the retail sector. Amazon didn’t even come in second place– it came in third according to a recent report from Conductor. Macy’s came in first place, followed by Nordstrom, followed by Amazon. That […]