Google to introduce feeds to its services

Posted on July 21, 2017

Search giant Google has recently announced that it is to launch a Google Feed to its iconic search tools. This will see the company add a stream of videos, news articles and links, and other content that will be customised for each (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google adds detailed journey time information to Maps app

Posted on July 19, 2017

In the past 12 months, Google’s Map service has completely changed and has revolutionised the way people travel, both on foot or by public transport. It has been transformed into something much more than a map and become a service that can help users (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google does NOT use the meta description or meta keywords tags for rankings

Posted on July 14, 2017

I recently received a phone call from a client asking about meta keywords and meta description tags. Engage Web didn’t design or (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Google rankings – buy them, or earn them?

Posted on July 6, 2017

The news of Google’s huge fine for giving search ranking preference to its own services is a reminder that all sites are at the search engine giant’s mercy, but does it mean to spend time on SEO is to fight a losing battle?

The news has helped a (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three things you can’t Google

Posted on June 28, 2017

As soon as you want to know about anything, your first port of call is likely to be Google. Whether it’s Uzbekistan, the triceratops or potassium permanganate, most of us turn to the search engine to fill us in.

However, there are still one or two searches that leave Google drawing up a complete blank. Here are three types of (more…)

Posted by John Murray

How to make Google searches child-friendly

Posted on June 23, 2017

Anyone who uses the internet has probably, at some point, stumbled upon something they didn’t really want to see. This might have been because they were hanging around in dubious areas of the internet, or it might have happened quite innocently.

There are people who deliberately tag inappropriate images in an inaccurate way, hoping unsuspecting internet users will be (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google finds new way to distract you with fidget spinner

Posted on June 22, 2017

One of the cleverest offerings Google has brought to internet search is the ability to display results through its own tools that appear separately to its main rankings.

An obvious example of this is that any search for a mathematical sum, such as ‘2+2’, will lead Google to display the answer in its Calculator tool, but there’s much more the search engine can do as it increasingly tries to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Alphabet sells robotics company Boston Dynamics

Posted on June 12, 2017

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has recently announced it has sold engineering and robotics company Boston Dynamics.

Boston Dynamics produced a number of robotic animals and is perhaps more famously known for the creation of Spot, a robot that looks like a dog, and the six-foot humanoid Atlas. These robots were sent into the limelight thanks to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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