Tag Archives: Google

Why did Google rank this site? Well, now they’ll tell you; Friday’s daily brief

Search Engine Land’s daily brief features daily insights, news, tips, and essential bits of wisdom for today’s search marketer. If you would like to read this before the rest of the internet does, sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox daily. Good morning, Marketers, and Google Ads’ new strike system has y’all […]

Google tries to answer publishers questions on visibility concerns in Google News

Danny Sullivan, public liaison for Google Search, explained some frequently asked publisher related questions around Google News. The post covers where news appears in Google, how a site becomes eligible to appear in Google News, how to know if your site is showing in news, how to improve visibility for your site and some more […]

Google Search Console Adds Link to AMP Page Experience Guide

Google Search Console will now direct site owners to additional resources when they’re debugging AMP page experience issues. Starting today, Search Console is linking to the AMP Page Experience Guide in areas where site owners may find it useful. For example, a link to the guide will appear when examining URLs in the Page Experience […]

Google Posts for verified knowledge panels are going away

On July 20, 2021, Google will discontinue the ability for those with verified knowledge panels to use Google Posts. To be clear, this only impacts verified knowledge panels, not the local Google Posts you manage within Google My Business. The notice. Google has been emailing those who have used this feature in the past to […]

Google Announces General Availability of BIMI in Gmail

Today is the day. Google has just announced general support of Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) in Gmail. We’ve been anxiously awaiting this day for almost a year when Google first announced their pilot program for BIMI. A lot has changed in the email marketing world since we first learned of Google’s BIMI pilot […]

Google July 2021 core update is finished rolling out

Google has confirmed that the July 2021 core update is not “effectively complete.” Google wrote on the Search Liaison Twitter account “the July 2021 core update rollout is now effectively complete.” The announcement. Here is the tweet: The July 2021 core update rollout is now effectively complete. — Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) July 12, 2021 July […]

Are all the Google algorithm updates too much to handle?; Wednesday’s daily brief

Search Engine Land’s daily brief features daily insights, news, tips, and essential bits of wisdom for today’s search marketer. If you would like to read this before the rest of the internet does, sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox daily. Good morning, Marketers, we’re back in the swing of things after […]

5 Actionable Tips to Get Your Website Added to Google News

You can get thousands of clicks to your site from Google News. And, you don’t even have to be a journalist. Smart bloggers, news publishers, and digital content marketers are already tapping into this huge resource for targeted traffic and better search engine visibility. Google News is reserved for sites and blogs that publish timely, topical […]

How to Optimize for Google Featured Snippets: A 12-Step Guide

It’s no secret that featured snippets are powerful. Every SEO professional (including yours truly) aims to own any available featured snippets for their content. These expanded, descriptive search results appear as a special box prominently displayed at or near the top of the search results page (SERP). Optimizing for featured snippets (FS) can help Google […]

New Google Easter Egg For 20th Anniversary of Legally Blonde

Google is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the movie Legally Blonde with a new Easter egg and splash of pink text in the SERPs. A Google search of “Legally Blonde” will uncover a delightful surprise for fans of the film. First, you’ll notice a pink sparkly handbag in the knowledge panel, representing the main character’s […]

Google Showing “Reliable Sources” Prompt on Trending Searches

Google is testing a new prompt on trending searches that do not have enough reliable sources. The new prompt may be meant to help make users more discerning about the information they are seeing. According to Google, these changes are rolling out in the United States in English first. Google’s announcement noted: “…sometimes the reliable […]

Google publishes SEO guide to HTTP status codes, network issues and DNS errors

Ever wonder how your various HTTP status codes or how your network or DNS responds to GoogleBot may impact how well your site performs on Google Search? Well, Google has published a new guide and help document detailing how HTTP status codes and network or DNS errors impact your Google Search performance. The document. You […]

How to Score a Perfect 100% on Google PageSpeed Insights

When it comes to building a conversion rate and search engine optimized website, speed is crucial. If you don’t have a fast website, people will bounce faster than you can say “conversions.” However, speeding up your website is no easy task. Your problem could be anything from code that’s written poorly to images or large […]

Google Patent Aims to Solve Searchers’ Need for Related Media Content

There’s a newly granted Google patent out that involves methods, systems, and media for presenting content organized by category. This patent caught my attention as it talks about related entities and describes how they fit together in the world of media. This advances the idea of performing queryless searches, a hallmark of Google Discover, for […]

Google Search notice warns searchers when results are new and possibly unreliable

Google is testing a new search feature that tells the searchers when the results for their query are new and thus possibly unreliable. The notice reads “it looks like these results are changing quickly.” “If this topic is new, it can sometimes take time for results to be added by reliable sources.” Vox first reported […]

Google simplifies YouTube ad creation for SMBs

As part of its International Small Business Week, Google is launching a simplified ad creation workflow for video ads on YouTube, the company announced Monday. Under the new workflow, which is now available globally on mobile and desktop, advertisers can launch a campaign by adding a video, selecting the audiences they want to reach and […]