All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Quick Answers’

Data Confirms Google Is Wiping Out A Whole Category Of Websites

Last month, we reported that Google may have just killed a whole category of websites – lyrics sites. New data shows that search visibility for some of these sites has indeed drastically declined. While it’s interesting enough for this particular niche, it also highlights how Google is capable of basically wiping out an entire niche by adding one type of …

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Google May Have Just Killed A Whole Category Of Websites

Over time, Google has been showing more and more content on search results pages, resulting in people having to click over to third-party websites for fewer and fewer things. Now, Google is showing song lyrics, in what should be considered an enormous blow to lyrics sites. Is Google going overboard with the content it’s providing on search results page or …

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Google Tests Feature That Could Keep Even More Traffic From Sites

Google is apparently testing a feature that could lead to even less clicks from users to third-party websites. Is Google going too far with its on-site content? Should it be sending more traffic to publishers? Let us know what you think. As you’re no doubt aware, Google provides quick answer results for numerous queries. These attempt to give you the …

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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 Adds Richer Quick Answers To Desktop

Back in August, Google launched some improvements to its “quick answers” results on tablets and mobile devices. Today, Google launched these changes for the desktop. Google has updated quick answers for currency conversions, definitions, time, and flights so far. The displays are now bigger and richer: Google says it will also be updating quick answers for finance, unit conversion, holiday …

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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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