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Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking

Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking

By Chris Crum October 29, 2014

Google announced the addition of a new Mobile Usability feature to Webmaster Tools, which shows you issues Google has found with your site. It includes graphs that look at issues over time, so you can see any progress you’ve made. …

Google Moves Forward With App Indexing Google Moves Forward With App Indexing

Last fall, Google began testing app indexing, and released guidelines for webmasters to have Google index deep links within their app. This is so users searching Google from smartphones can get to in-app content (if they have the app installed) …

Yahoo Launches New Gemini Marketplace Yahoo Launches New Gemini Marketplace

Yahoo announced the launch of a new mobile search and native advertising marketplace called Yahoo Gemini. Advertisers can use it to buy, manage and optimize mobile search and native ad spend from a single place. The product is available through …

Google Improves Smartphone Content Crawling Google Improves Smartphone Content Crawling

Throughout 2013 and into 2014, Google has been making various improvements to the way it handles website content on mobile devices. That continues this week with the announcement of a new user-agent for crawling smartphone content. Google says it’s retiring …

Bing Updates Its iOS, Android Apps Bing Updates Its iOS, Android Apps

One of the best things about Bing is how its homepage is updated with a new picture every day. One day, you have an image of a polar bear frolicking in the snow and next you have an interactive haunted …

Google Adds Functionality To 'Skip Redirect' Google Adds Functionality To 'Skip Redirect'

Google has made a change to how Skip Redirect on smartphone SERPs works, so it now also uses the rel-alternate-media annotations recommended in Google’s guidelines on separate mobile URLs. Skip Redirect is when Google changes the link target it shows …

Google Readies Ranking Changes For Mobile Content Google Readies Ranking Changes For Mobile Content
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Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out “several ranking changes” in the near future, which address sites that are “misconfigured for smartphone users.” Essentially, if your content provides errors on smartphones, your rankings are going to suffer. …

Apple Adds Yandex As Search Choice In Some Countries Apple Adds Yandex As Search Choice In Some Countries
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Apple is giving its users more search choices with its upcoming operating system releases – iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Both were unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. In the iOS 7 demo, it was revealed …

Google Launches New Mobile Search Features Google Launches New Mobile Search Features

Google announced a couple of updates to its mobile search results today. One is for expandable site links like these: “When you’re searching for information on the go, speed matters,” write software engineers Hiroshi Mizuno and Alex Fischer on Google’s …

Google Launches Handwrite Improvements Google Launches Handwrite Improvements
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Google launched Google Handwrite in July. It’s a feature that lets you search Google from your smartphone or tablet, by simply writing your query with your finger, rather than having to type it out with the keyboard or use voice …

Google Launches Enhanced Voice Search On iOS Google Launches Enhanced Voice Search On iOS
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Google has launched a new Google Search app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, complete with enhanced voice search, leading many to draw comparisons to Apple’s own Siri. “When you have a question, finding the answer should be effortless—wherever you …

Google Adds Familiar Navigation to Mobile Homepage Google Adds Familiar Navigation to Mobile Homepage
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Google is making efforts to make its mobile experience more unified, much like it has been doing with the desktop experience over the past year or so. Google has updated its mobile homepage to include a new navigation panel, which …

Wajam On iPhone Adds Friends In Google Maps, Safari Wajam On iPhone Adds Friends In Google Maps, Safari
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Social search provider Wajam has launched on the iPhone with a new feature, which adds recommendations from your friends directly in Google Maps and Safari on the iPhone. “The breakthrough is that we can insert social content in third-party apps …

New Google Goggles Update Is Pretty Cool New Google Goggles Update Is Pretty Cool

Google has released a new update for Google Goggles on Android. The features primarily deal with making it a better shopping tool. New features include improved recognition of products, the ability to browse similar products, and easier search from the …

Google Reveals More Mobile Search Improvements Google Reveals More Mobile Search Improvements
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Google has put out a giant list of “search quality highlights” from June and July. You can see the entire list here. There are 86 different changes (not counting the ones Google blogged about previously). You can take a closer …

Google Launches Quick Answer Improvements Google Launches Quick Answer Improvements

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 …

Google's Siri Comes To iPhone And iPad Google's Siri Comes To iPhone And iPad
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If you have an iPhone and were hoping to have another search assistant that talks back to you, Google has you covered. As one of a handful of search announcements this week, Google announced that its new and improved voice …