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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Direct Answers’

Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff

Google updates can have devastating effects on websites that depend on traffic from the search engine to thrive. It’s become clear over the years that it’s not wise to depend on Google or any other one source of traffic, because that source can go away in the blink of an eye, and then you’re stuck with some major problems. We’ve …

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‘NCAA Bracket’ Google Search Returns Bracket On Results Page

Google has a new March Madness feature for basketball fans. When you search “NCAA Bracket” in Google, the search engine will return a bracket on the actual page, so you can see where all the teams are at in the tournament. Google’s Dan Vanderkam announced the feature in a tweet (via Search Engine Land): Follow @danvdk Dan Vanderkam @danvdk Just …

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Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers”

Google released its big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September, and once again, quite a few of them had to do with “answers”. These are the the results Google delivers that don’t take you to another site. Last time Google released a big list, we looked at how Google is getting better at …

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Google Lets You Watch Movie Trailers From SERPs

Google announced via Google+ update today that it has added a “Trailer” button for movie search results, which let you watch a trailer from YouTube without having to leave the search results. Here’s the post: Google59 minutes ago Finding the perfect movie for your next excursion to the theater just got easier, thanks to an improvement that enables you to …

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Google Gets Better At Not Having To Send Users To Other Sites

Google went longer than usual without sharing its normally monthly lists of algorithm changes and “search quality highlights,” but finally, at the end of last week, the company put up one giant list covering changes it made in June and July. In all, there were 86 changes (not counting the ones Google blogged about separately), and we’ve been analyzing them …

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23 Recent Changes Google Made To Give You Better Quick Answers

On Friday, Google released a list of 86 changes it made to its search engine over June and July. Some of them were directly related to quality, some related to ranking, some related to mobile, some related to how it understands natural language, and others show a decreased dependency on keywords from Google’s algorithms. Many of the changes are related …

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Google Announces Improvements To Mobile Quick Answer Results

Google announced today that it is adding some improvements to some of the quick answers-style search results it gives users, across a variety of subject areas. “Today when you search on mobile or tablet, you’ll see some more improvements in the way we provide these quick answers, including better understanding what information you need and surfacing the most relevant information …

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