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NY Times & Other Publishers Dislike Google’s Quotes In The News Box

There are a number of publishers, including Anna Dubenko, the Deputy Audience Director at The New York Times, who are not happy how Google shows that “Quotes In The News Box.” The issue is, she said, the quotes can be taken out of context because Google is not showing enough context. This is a screen shot of this box and Anna Dubenko said on Twitter […]

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Google Webmaster Blogs Moved Locations

As you know, Google renamed Google Webmaster Central to Google Search Central. But with that, as Google told us, they are moving the blogs to a new location. That move was made yesterday (they actually did some weird things that broke Wednesday night) but the move completed on Thursday. The new blog location is at developers.google.com/search/blog. If you go to the old address, https://webmasters.googleblog.com/, it […]

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Google Search Thanksgiving Easter Egg – Translate Gobble

If you bring up Google Translate in Google Search, you will see the ability to translate your text from one language into Turkey language. And when you try to do the translation, Google will translate the word into “gobble” and you can even click to play and hear the sound. Here is a video I made of it in action: [embedded content] Hope you all […]

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No, Google Does Not Drop Your Organic Result If You Have An Ad

Last week, someone showed me a screen shot of the organic result for a company name go missing in Google Search when the Google Ad is displayed for the company name. Does Google drop your organic listing if your ad comes up for the same query? No way I thought, and I pulled in Danny Sullivan to the conversation. Danny Sullivan from Google said “No, […]

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Google Search Results Diwali Festival Decorations

If you search for [diwali] in Google Search on desktop or mobile, the search results will have the end of the year Google holiday decorations. But the Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa decorations are not yet up and won’t be for about a month or so from now. But the Diwali decorations, I think for the first time, are up. Here is what it looks like […]

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Google Tests Bolder Font For Search Result URLs

Google always is testing and here is a bolder font for the search result snippet URLs. Andrea Cruz spotted this test and posted a screen shot on Twitter. You can see when you compare the normal snippet URL font to the one she spotted, the test is a bolder font type for the URL. Here is a screen shot of the test (click to enlarge): […]

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Google Investigating Complaints Of Original Content Not Ranking

There has been a number of complaints from various publishers online that Google Search is letting non-original sources of content outrank their original content in Google Search, Google News and Google Discover. Danny Sullivan of Google has been responding asking for examples. Here are some of the posts about the complaints: However, when a site continuously picks up your work, and presents it in a […]

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For Google To Publish Content, It Requires A Code Push

Google said that when it publishes content on its sites, like the developer documents (or maybe even blog), it requires a code push for it to deploy on the site. That does not surprise me at all that Google does not use a CMS platform for this part. This came up in the last Search Off The Record podcast where John Mueller so elegantly segwayed […]

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Google Short Videos Carousel In Search Results

Google seems to be testing another form of carousel feature in the Google Search results. This one is called “short videos” and was spotted for a search on recipes by Saad AK on Twitter. Here is one of his screen shots: Here are more: I am seeing “Short Videos” carousel on mobile. But not for every query. It’s rare I guess.Query was: Biryani Sending to […]

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Amazing Google Movie On How Search Works

It is Saturday night and I am just about done watching a new movie Google released a couple of weeks ago about how Google Search works. The video is named “Trillions of Questions, No Easy Answers: A (home) movie about how Google Search works.” I highly recommend you watch it, maybe even with your family. Here it is: [embedded content] It goes through so many […]

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