Google Search Console Notifying Users About HTTPS Migration Errors by @MattGSouthern

Google Search Console is sending notifications to site owners about errors identified in recent HTTP to HTTPS migrations. Specifically, the notification alerts site owners about pages that are no longer showing up in Google search because they cannot be found. The Search Console notification reads: “Google systems identified that you recently migrated your site from […]

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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 Improves Accuracy of Search Console Index Coverage Report by @MattGSouthern

Google has improved the accuracy of the Index Coverage report generated by Google Search Console. According to Google’s Search Console help documentation, the Index Coverage report began switching to a more accurate system on July 14 and fully switched over at the beginning of August. “The Index Coverage report switched to a new, more accurate […]

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5 Ways to Optimize for Personalized Search by @ab80

Everyone is different. So why should Google’s search results be the same for every individual? That, in a nutshell, is the idea behind search personalization. It can be handy when search engines better understand what you like (and what you don’t). A couple of years ago, Google was actively engaged into search personalization. Now, according […]

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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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DuckDuckGo Blasts Google for Anti-Competitive Search Behavior by @MattGSouthern

On the heels of Google being fined a record-breaking $ 5 billion by the EU for antitrust violations, search engine DuckDuckGo has voiced its concerns over Google’s search practices. In a series of tweets from the company’s official Twitter account, DuckDuckGo voiced its support for the EU cracking down on Google’s anti-competitive search behavior. We […]