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Check Out Google’s Pole. It’s A Festivus Miracle.

If you weren’t a fan of the show Seinfeld, chances are this will mean nothing to you. Otherwise, you may enjoy that Google is showing the sitcom some love on its search results page for “Festivus”. The left-hand side of the page is graced by the beloved Festivus Pole: Here, Jerry Seinfeld and Frank Costanza explain: Google has actually been …

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Mr. Dressup Ernie Coombs Honored By Google Doodle In Canada

It’s been interesting to see how Google populates the search box for those who click the doodles that often appear on its home page, particularly since the company unleashed its Knowledge Graph results earlier this year. Today, Google is running a doodle for Ernie Coombs, also known as Mr. Dressup, on its homepage in Canada. This would have been an …

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More Countries Reportedly Getting New Google SERPs

Earlier this month, Google began rolling out a redesigned look for its search results pages. The biggest change was that they moved some navigational features and search filtering options from the left-hand side of the screen to above the search results. When Google announced it, the company said it was first rolling out in the U.S. and that they would …

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SEO Shows Google Results Can Be Hijacked

People have been claiming to see scrapers of their content showing up in Google search results over their own original content for ages. One SEO has pretty much proven that if you don’t take precautions, it might not be so hard for someone to hijack your search result by copying your content. Have you ever had your search results hijacked? …

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Google Changes Up The Search Results Page

As previously reported, more and more people have started to see the new look for Google’s search results pages. Essentially, Google has moved the search filtering options from the left-hand side of the screen to above the search results, freeing up more white space (both to the left and to the right of the main search results) in the process. …

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More Users Getting Google Results Pages With Search Filters At The Top

Google has been testing a version of its search results pages for quite some time, which show the search filters at the top of the results, rather than on the left. Here’s what the test looks like: And a zoomed out version to show the white space: As opposed to the old version: TechCrunch reports that a lot of people …

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Google Adds More Explanation To Knowledge Graph Results

Google has added explanations to the “People also search for” results that it shows as part of its Knowledge Graph on search results pages. You know, like when you search for “Herman Melville,” and see that “people also search for” Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, etc. For some of these types of results, you can mouse over them or click the …

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Google Adds Your Google Drive Files To SERPs

In August, Google launched a feature that surfaces your email messages from Gmail on web search results pages when relevant. It has only been available in an opt-in field trial so far, but it seems likely that this will become a regular feature somewhere down the line, or at least be opened up to everybody who wants it. Now, Google …

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Google’s 7-Result SERPs Having A Bigger Effect On Sites Than Panda?

Google has been making it harder to get first-page rankings. That’s not just because all of the algorithm updates the search giant keeps launching, an increased emphasis on “answers” results, which require users to click over to other sites less often, and the addition of Google’s Knowledge Graph to search results. Sure, these things all come into play, but for …

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Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results

Google has been busy as usual making numerous changes to its search algorithms, and on Thursday, the company posted a big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 7 of these changes were related to the snippets Google shows on search results pages. Google has refreshed the data is uses to generate sitelinks in …

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Google Reveals Yet Another Domain-Related Algorithm Tweak

Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of August and September. There are 65 changes on the lists in all. We’ll be discussing various components in different articles. The first thing that strikes me about the two-month list is that the word “domains” is only mentioned once. We know that Google launched the “Domain Diversity” …

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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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