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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Instagram Has 1 Billion Monthly Users, Now the Fastest Growing Social Network by @MattGSouthern

Instagram revealed this week that it now has 1 billion monthly active users, up from the 800 million reported in September 2017. This increase in monthly users makes Instagram the fastest growing social network at the moment — by a considerably margin. While Facebook has more overall users, its growth in monthly users has stalled […]

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Facebook Lets Users Create New Types of Video Content by @MattGSouthern

Facebook is introducing new video features which will let users create interactive video content. A new set of features will let publishers add quizzes, polls, challenges, and gamification to their videos. In gameshow-like fashion, viewers can interact with the videos as well as be eliminated or advance through the games based on right or wrong […]

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Google to Notify Users When Businesses Respond to Reviews by @MattGSouthern

Google will now be sending email notifications to customers when a business responds to their Google My Business reviews. For businesses, this should be seen as greater incentive to respond to reviews — whether they’re positive or negative. Previously, a response from a businesses to a GMB review may have gone unnoticed, unless the reviewer […]

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Google Lets Users Buy Movie Tickets Through Google Assistant by @MattGSouthern

Google Assistant is now capable of helping users find more information about movies, as well as buy tickets without leaving the interface. Users can utter commands such as “buy tickets for [movie name],” or begin with a broader search such as “showtimes near me.” Ticket purchases are facilitated through Fandango, which will allow users to […]

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Google Lets Users Search Through Reviews of Business Listings by @MattGSouthern

Google Maps for iOS has been updated with two new features. One is the ability to display estimated wait times for restaurants. The second is a search feature which lets users filter reviews and look up specific keywords. When viewing a restaurant listing on Google Maps the average wait time will be displayed within the […]