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20 Years Of Google

20 years ago this month, and two years after it was launched internally at Stanford University by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google was officially incorporated as a company. At first, they didn't get much attention, being only one of a large number of competing search engines and "web portals," but within a few months [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Google, News|Tags: , |

Guide To Google SERP Features

Search engines, and especially Google, are always working to improve the user experience. In essence the whole point of search engine is to provide relevant and accurate information as quickly and as effectively as possible on request. Over time Google has developed advanced ways to deliver information to users almost instantly. One of the ways [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|Categories: Google|Tags: , , |

Google Discontinues Site Search

For years now, (since 2008) Google has made it possible for website owners to use their powerful search functionality on their own websites. Now, according to a recent announcement, they will no longer be licensing this function as of the 1st of April this year. Existing customers can continue using the product until their license [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Google|Tags: , |

Google Testing New Search Results Look

When Google first broke onto the scene in 1998, one of the things that really set them apart was their clean, simple look. Compared to other search engines of the day, cluttered by ads and options, the plain white page with a straightforward list of potential results was a metaphorical breath of fresh air. In [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Google|Tags: , |

Google Ads Results Layout Updated

In a surprising change, Google has rolled out a new ad display layout, that has significantly changed the ad real-estate landscape on search engine results pages.  According to their spokesman, these are supposed to be for commercial and high value queries, but so far I've been seeing them for a quite a few queries that [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Categories: Google Ads|Tags: , , |

Health Search On Google

Using the internet as a tool for finding out what’s ailing you is a tried, but not-very-well-tested, online tradition. We’ve all heard those jokes.  Maybe we've even gone onto WebMD ourselves, typed in our symptoms and then poured through the results in horror, convinced we have Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, or Ebola. Then you come across [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Categories: Google|Tags: |

Google Drops Authorship Markup

Just over 3 years since Google first announced in a 2011 blog post that it would be supporting authorship mark-up and including rich snippets showing it in search results, authorship has become the latest feature they've dropped support for. In a Google+ post last night, John Mueller of Google Webmaster Tools announced that Google would [...]

By | August 29th, 2014|Categories: Google, Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Google Pigeon Update: What We Know After Week 1

It’s been a week since Google’s Local Search algorithm update was rolled out in the U.S. Since our last article on the subject a few SEO experts have weighed in, reporting any changes they’ve noticed and sharing their opinions about the update on various platforms. The algorithm is still in its early days so we’re [...]

By | August 6th, 2014|Categories: Google|Tags: , , |

Google Updates Local Search Algorithm

Last week Thursday (24 July 2014) Google released its new algorithm update which, though yet unnamed by Google, has been dubbed Pigeon by SEOs. The new algorithm will have a noticeable impact on local search results, mainly within Google Map Search but also in the Google Web Search. So far, the algorithm is only affecting [...]

By | July 31st, 2014|Categories: Google|Tags: , , |

Verbatim Results From Google

A long time ago, when search engines were new, there was a search operator known as "and" that made sure the words that it joined were both present on the pages you got as search engine results. To use it, all you had to do was add a + symbol in your search. So if [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|Categories: Google|Tags: |