All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SERPs’

Google Officially Announces Restaurant Menu Results

Earlier this month, Google was spotted showing new card-style menu results for restaurant searches for some users. One tweeted a screenshot: Woah, when did Google start pulling menu items into the Knowledge Graph? https://t.co/9SMqJ0QcL2 pic.twitter.com/aOCJ7UMI9s — Allie Brown (@alliebrown89) February 11, 2014 Google has now announced the feature: Google doesn’t go into specifics about where these menu results come from. …

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You Can Now Vote For American Idol Directly From Google Search Results

Google announced on Wednesday that American Idol fans can now vote for their favorite performers directly from its search results. The company announced a partnership with Fox, which makes Google an official voting platform for the show. Users can search for “american idol” or even just “idol” during the voting window from Google.com or the Google Search App on iOS …

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Google Suggests You Watch ‘House Of Cards’ Online For Free At Stream-TV Over Netflix [Updated]

Update: Since this was first published, Google is now showing Netflix at the top of the organic results for the House of Cards example. It has also been brought to my attention that nobody is really using the “watch house of cards” query. I guess that’s good. I really wasn’t trying to suggest that this is the way everybody gets …

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Google Shows New Menu Results For Restaurants

Google is showing some users new card-style menu results for restaurants. Allie Brown tweeted a screenshot (via Search Engine Land): Woah, when did Google start pulling menu items into the Knowledge Graph? https://t.co/9SMqJ0QcL2 pic.twitter.com/aOCJ7UMI9s — Allie Brown (@alliebrown89) February 11, 2014 It would appear that this is only a test at this point, but if rolled out, this would be …

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Google Embeds Big YouTube Videos On Results Pages For Music Tracks

In another move related to keeping users on Google properties, the search engine is now showing big embedded YouTube videos on the top of search results for a lot of song queries. For example, if you search for “flaming lips turning violent,” you get something that looks like this: Google is often criticized for doing things to prevent users from …

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Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style

Mutliple reports have come out showing a new style of Google result for stock searches, which add additional financial information, but remove links to competing financial sites like yahoo Finance and MSN. TechCrunch shares a screenshot: That’s opposed to the old version, which looks like this: I’m personally still seeing the old version. I’ve reached out to Google for confirmation …

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Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim)

I’ve written a handful of times about how Google’s Knowledge Graph, on occasion, displays erroneous information. At first it seemed kind of rare, but now, I’m seriously beginning to wonder just how often this is happening. Rajni Singh, Associate Manager at analytics firm Mu Sigma, discovered that Google is showing wrong information for the company. Mu Sigma was founded by …

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Google Adds Knowledge Graph Info To Regular Search Results

Google has added a new drop-down box on some search results, providing information about the site the result comes from. It’s using the Knowledge Graph to provide this information. For example, this result from CivilWar.org provides such a box explaining that the site comes from Civil War Trust, a nonprofit organization. It even includes the founding date, and a little …

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Google Tests Search Quality Feedback Form On SERPs

Google has a new way of getting feedback from users about the quality of its search results. Some users are reportedly seeing an experiment the search engine is running, which lets them compare two results on a page, and choose which deserves to rank higher. Alex Chitu at Google Operating System shares a screenshot of what this looks like: For …

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Google Answers Questions About Authorship

Google posted to its Webmaster Central blog today to address seven questions the company is commonly hearing about authorship, or rel=”author”. The post discusses what kinds of pages can be used with authorship, use of company mascots as authors, language issues, multiple authors for a single article, preventing Google from showing authorship, the difference between rel=author and rel=publisher, and use …

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Google Tests Showing 3rd-Party Info For Sites In Search Results, Gets Info Wrong For Its Own Site

Google is reportedly testing a new feature on search results pages, that lets you click on a small, gray link beside the URL, to obtain more information about the site the result comes from on an overlay card. Google Operating System shows off the test, which was first reported by Techno Net (Spanish). Here’s what it looks like: Google reportedly …

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Google Launches ‘In-Depth Articles’ Section In Search Results, Highlights Eric Schmidt Article

Google announced that it will start showing a new “In-depth articles” section in search results when users search for some “broad topics”. We wrote about the feature when Google was testing it a couple months ago, but now Google is making it a real feature. Here’s what it looks like: Interestingly, Google says only 10% of people’s daily info needs …

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