Google tests thumbnail images in SERPs

Posted on July 10, 2020

Search giant Google has recently been trialling the addition of thumbnail images within different search contexts.

It has been testing (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Why are my keywords ranking in plural but not singular?

Posted on July 3, 2020

For quite some time now, Google has applied some degree of intuition in what it returns for search queries, meaning it looks beyond the exact words we search for. As early as 2008, Search Engine Land had noted that Google was searching for synonyms, such as returning results for ‘jog’ in a search for ‘run’.

However, that doesn’t mean that (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Is Boris Johnson dabbling in SEO again?

Posted on June 30, 2020

Last year, after Boris Johnson had replaced Theresa May as UK Prime Minister, some keen-eyed observers noted that one or two of his more unorthodox actions and remarks were having interesting effects on internet searches related to him.

The most notable example was his talk of a hobby involving painting wine boxes to look like buses, and the effect it had on (more…)

Posted by John Murray

New attributes added to My Business listings

Posted on June 26, 2020

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Google has been continually updating its products to ensure that businesses and customers continue to get the most out of them as everyone adapts to the everchanging nature (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

What SEO potential does Google’s new Keen tool have?

Posted on June 24, 2020

Without much fanfare at all, Google has set up a new topic curating platform called Keen, which allows users to build a customised, shareable collection of content themed around areas of interest.

As tech sites like Search Engine Land and The Verge have noted, the premise behind Keen is not an entirely original one, so what can it do (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Wikipedia snippets tested with Facebook search

Posted on June 16, 2020

Users of social media site Facebook have been starting to see Wikipedia Knowledge Panels appearing within the site’s search results, in a similar way to what search engine Google has (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

How many pages of spam did Google discover last year?

Posted on June 15, 2020

Each year, Google publishes a report that details the results of the company’s fight against spam pages.

The report reflecting its (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

What’s the latest change to Google snippets?

Posted on June 9, 2020

Search giant Google has announced that it has completed an update to its featured snippets within its search results pages.

For some featured (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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