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Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects

Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects

By Chris Crum August 12, 2014

Google announced a couple months ago that it would start calling out sites in mobile results for faulty redirects. This was aimed at saving users the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s …

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 …

Google Tests New Mobile-Optimized Content Icon Google Tests New Mobile-Optimized Content Icon

Google is testing a new mobile search feature, which displays a small smartphone icon next to results for pages that have been optimized for smartphones. The feature was first spotted by Bryson Meunier, the Director of Content Solutions at Resolution …

Now You Can Google By Handwriting Now You Can Google By Handwriting
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Google announced a new feature for mobile search, called Handwrite, which 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 …