Google Reportedly Trying Another Content Recommendation Product

    February 11, 2014
    Chris Crum

Google is reportedly getting ready to launch a new content recommendation tool for publishers that would point their website visitors to more of their articles.

Search Engine Journal shares a snippet from an email it and other Google partners have been receiving:

Our engineers are working on a content recommendation beta that will present users relevant internal articles on your site after they read a page. This is a great way to drive loyal users and more pageviews.

It’s unclear exactly what this will look like, and what the recommendations will be based on, but SEJ’s Matt Southern notes it is based on a different algorithm than one Google was using for mobile sites last year.

You may also recall another time Google offered a content recommendation tool via its +1 button:

Content recommendations

At some point, that appears to have gone away.

Image via Google


Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.