Tag Archives:  Google

Google Search Survey Via Notification

By | September 16, 2021

We’ve seen Google ask searchers if they were or are happy with the search results. But I’ve never seen Google send a push notification to a searcher, after a search was done, asking them if the search was helpful. @SeoKristal received one the other day that asked her “how helpful was Google?” She shared a screenshot of it… Read More »

Google Maps Local Listing Overlay Image Carousel

By | September 16, 2021

When you go to Google Maps on desktop and place your cursor over a business listing, Google will overlay more details on that business. If you then move your cursor over the business images, you can navigate through the images in a carousel format. Here is a GIF of it in action for my business: I don’t believe… Read More »

Google Hotel Search Results Drops Visit Website Button

By | September 16, 2021

Google has dropped the “website” button in the Google hotel search listings. Previously, if you clicked on a hotel listing, the listing detail page would show a “website” button. That button would take you to the hotel’s website landing page, to potentially book there. But as of yesterday, the button seems to have gone missing. Maybe it is… Read More »

Google Aims To Make Search Help Documentation Clearer & Direct

By | September 16, 2021

Google’s John Mueller said that the search company has been working towards providing more “clear guidance” with its help document. This is as opposed to more “handwavy” types of documentation. John said on Twitter “We’ve been trying to move away from handwavy “it would be nice if you did X” docs and more towards clear guidance (“If you… Read More »

Google: Changing WordPress Themes Can Impact Rankings

By | September 16, 2021

Google’s John Mueller said in one of his #AskGooglebot short video answers that changing your WordPress theme can directly impact your rankings in Google Search. It obviously depends on what is changing with the website when you change the theme, but in general, it can impact your Google rankings. Here is the video: John first said that often… Read More »

Top 8 Google Ranking Factors: What REALLY Matters for SEO

By | September 15, 2021

Ah, ranking factors. The ancient art of ranking in search engines is a lesson in balance and patience. Yet some people read an article like the example below that talks about the most important ranking factors and think, “Yep, I’ll follow that advice.” Screenshot from Backlinko.com, September 2021 You’ll read some bizarre stuff — like that Easter Eggs… Read More »

Google Titles Are Changing In Search But For The Better?

By | September 15, 2021

About a month ago, Google made a change to the snippet titles it shows in its search results, then confirmed that change a week after it was launched. The SEO community went a bit nuts about the changes and Google said, hold on, we are listening, we will adapt. Google may have begun to roll out some of… Read More »

Google Crawl Rate Setting Takes A Day To Work

By | September 15, 2021

Google’s John Mueller said on Reddit that if you want to slow Google from crawling your site (or speed it up), it can take about a day from when you set the crawl rate setting in Google Search Console for it to kick in. The official documentation kind if implies it takes two to three days. John said… Read More »

Weird Google Search Pagination Bug

By | September 15, 2021

If you search for [bbc news] and some other queries on Google Search you might run into a weird bug with Google’s pagination. Scroll down to the footer where you can go to the next page of results (like anyone does that) and you will see only a few pages, when there should be probably countless pages. This… Read More »

Google: We Do Not Differentiate Between Category, Filter, Tag Or Search Pages

By | September 15, 2021

Google’s John Mueller said in a video hangout that Google Search does not specifically differentiate and treat differently category pages or filter pages or search pages or tag pages from other pages. John said it is not about the technical type of page it is, but rather what is on that page and how you link to it… Read More »