Google Experiences Rare, Widespread Outage

Google Experiences Rare, Widespread Outage

Reports flooded in from Twitter on Monday evening as Google experienced a rare, widespread outage. Searchers around the world were met with this error message for a brief period when using Google:   According to Down Detector, the outage occurred around 9:39 p.m Eastern and lasted for a little over ten minutes. Image Credit: Screenshot … Read more

How To See Google Search Results And Rankings For Different Locations

Every time someone enters a query into Google, the search engine applies a complicated equation to discover precisely what the searcher is looking for. All sorts of factors are included in this predictive algorithm, but one of the important ones is the searcher’s location. Google has been very clear about the emphasis it puts on … Read more

Aftermath Of August 8 Google Outage

Google experienced a major outage this week that affected Search and Maps. Publishers and SEOs also reported problems with search indexing. The problem seems to largely be resolved, although earlier today there were still some pockets reporting ongoing issues. Ranking Disruptions Many people reported disruptions in rankings, and some thought it was due to a … Read more

How Google Pros & Cons Update Impacts Product Review Sites

Google updated its structured data documentation for Editorial Product Review webpages. There is now a new Pros and Cons structured data that makes sites eligible for an enhancement in search. This change to Google’s structured data for product reviews can significantly impact product review websites. Only editorial product review sites can have an enhanced listing … Read more

Step-By-Step Guide To Earning Your Google Ads Certification

In a world where many people offer services like SEO and Google Ads management, it is important to stand out and be as educated as possible. Seasoned veterans and new professionals alike can both benefit from Google Ads Certification. As an industry standard with content tied directly to the Google Ads platform, it is the … Read more

Google Updates Search Snippets For Product Review Pages

Google updates search results for product review pages by listing an item’s pros and cons in the search snippet. In addition, there’s structured data to go along with this update, but it’s not 100% mandatory to qualify for the new snippets. While the new pros and cons structured data is recommended, Google says it will … Read more

Google Shows New Snippets For Quoted Searches

Google’s search snippets look slightly different when you put quotes around your queries. Learn more about what’s changing in today’s announcement. “We’re making quoted searches better,” says Google Search software engineer Yonghao Jin in a blog post. Now, when you put quotes around a word or phrase in a query, the snippet will contain an … Read more

Google Algorithms And Updates Focusing On User Experience: A Timeline

As the role of search evolves to touch multiple marketing and consumer touchpoints, optimizing for the user has never been so important. This is reflected in Google’s continual focus on the searcher experience. Whether in its core algorithmic updates, new features, products, or SERP format changes. While some of these Google changes have involved updates … Read more

Google Shares 6 Tips For Ecommerce Search Results

Google published a new video offering six tips for how to make ecommerce sites eligible for special presentations in the search results. The video began by highlighting three key elements that help ecommerce product pages stand out: Images help site visitors understand products Star ratings increase trust Pricing and availability helps shoppers choose between sellers … Read more

How to Craft a Click-Worthy Google Business Profile Post

A Google Business Profile is a hidden gem that many small business owners can use to their advantage. Just as search engine optimization can fuel your growth in the Google rankings, Google Business Profiles are another way to direct eyes from organic searches to your business. We’ve highlighted the impact of Google Business Profiles for … Read more

Why Isn’t Google Showing The Sitelinks I Want? Ask An SEO

If only we had full control over our website’s appearance in Google Search properties. Sadly, that’s not the case, as someone discovered recently. Today’s Ask An SEO question comes from Marwan from England, who asks: “How do I remove transactional landing pages such as “Restaurant branding agency” off my Google organic sitelinks and instead have … Read more

Introducing Google Business Profiles & Buffer

💡 We’re hosting an exclusive webinar where we walk through 10 ways to gain customers with your Google Business Profile. Only 500 seats available. Save your seat here. 👈 There’s a way to organically grow your reach, your engagement, and your traffic—all without spending a cent. Yet, 79 percent of brands ignore it. What is … Read more

Google July 2022 Product Review Algorithm Update Rolling Out Now

Google confirms the July 2022 product review update, the fourth in a series of updates targeting low-quality reviews, is now rolling out. The update begins rolling out today, July 27 and concludes within two to three weeks. Google made the announcement on Twitter while linking to the official page for search ranking updates. Today we … Read more

How To Build A Google Analytics 4 Landing Page Report In Less Than 4 Minutes

In Universal Analytics (UA), we used to open Behavior reports > Site Content > Landing Pages. The UA landing pages report showed us acquisition, behavior, and conversion metrics organized by the landing page visitors used to enter the site. You could get more granular by adding segments, secondary dimensions, and advanced filters. This data is … Read more

Google Lets Businesses Set Auto Responses To Common Questions

Google is rolling out a new feature for Business Profiles that allows you to set up automated responses to frequently asked questions from customers. Using this feature, you can suggest questions for people to ask when messaging your business via your Google Business Profile. Similar to how a customer service chatbot works on business websites. … Read more

Google Clarifies Title Tag Guidance

Google updated the Search Central guidelines for controlling how it displays title tags in search. The update didn’t change the guidance itself, but it did make it substantially more straightforward and removed multiple ambiguities in the wording that made it difficult to understand. Google Changes Title Tags Title tags are meta elements whose purpose is … Read more

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