Instead of making searchers click to the next page of search results, Google is testing showing more results on the same page.
Google is officially testing a “more results” button in the mobile search results interface. Instead of having to click to the next page of the Google search results, a searcher can click the “more results” button, and additional search results will load below the current results.
Danny Sullivan of Google confirmed on Twitter that this test has been running for the past few days.
It seems to be visible to many, if not all, searchers when searching Google on their smartphones.
Google first tested this more results button in a more limited fashion, but now searchers are seeing this test more often.
Google is always testing new user interfaces.
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With the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from the 25th of May 2018 the way in which personal data is handled and displayed will change.
This WILL have an impact on all of your domains.
What is GDPR?
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) seeks to create a harmonised data protection law framework across the EU and aims to give citizens back the control of their personal data, whilst imposing strict rules on those hosting and ‘processing’ this data, anywhere in the world. The Regulation also introduces rules relating to the free movement of personal data within and outside the EU.
Traveling to a new city and want to know if you should breathe the air? Google can now tell you the main pollutant level.
Google now will show air quality and pollution data in the search results. If you search for [air quality], [air pollution] and/or qualifiers with city qualifiers, such as [air quality in nyc], Google will show a rating of the air quality in that city.
This works both on desktop and mobile search on Google.com.
The source of the data is from a company named BreezoMeter, and if you click through on the company name in the footer of the answer, it shows more details about the air quality in that location.
Try it … search “air quality in London”
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If you are hoping Google can do something on their back end to lift an algorithmic penalty, you are out of luck. Google does not have something that can remove an algorithmic penalty – such as from impacted by Panda, Penguin, or the many other algo signals – so a site will rank better in the search results. Google has said this on numerous occasions, but the question still pops up.
It came up again during the Reddit AMA John Mueller did this week.
There’s no “reset button” for a domain, we don’t even have that internally, so a manual review wouldn’t change anything there.
The fact there is no reset button isn’t a surprise. For manual actions, those can be removed by Google, but algorithmic penalties cannot. If a site ends up being demoted in the organic search results that shouldn’t be, Google prefers to deal with those situations by adjusting the algo to fix the issue, so it fixes not only the one site but any others that were caught with the same algo change.
On the same note, triggering a manual action won’t fix algo issues even when the reconsideration request is accepted.
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When new technology takes off, we sometimes assume the only early adopters are the young. While millennials are no doubt talking to the new wave of voice-activated speakers, it turns out that Google Home and Amazon Echo are really resonating with baby boomers. In fact, our research has found that boomers see their voice-activated speakers as more than a simple device.
Here are three key things we discovered when researching boomers who own voice-activated speakers.
It’s a companion
It has serious potential
It’s empowering (and they want more)
Boomers also see their devices as a source of information. While other audiences were more likely to say they use voice-activated speakers to multitask or do things without a screen, 51% of those 55 years old and over said a top reason for using their voice-activated speaker is “it empowers me to instantly get answers and information.”
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On Twitter, Google’s John Mueller said that creating additional Sitemap files won’t help if Google does not index specific URLs on your website. If Google indexes only 30 of 100 URLs, it does not help to put the missing 70 URLs in a separate Sitemap file:
That wouldn’t change anything. If we’re not indexing 80 URLs from a normal 100 URL site, that sounds like you need to work on the site instead of on sitemap submissions. Make it awesome! Make every page important!
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“With Google cracking down on SSL in their rankings, it’s time to consider upgrading. But what exactly is SSL and what does it mean for you and your audience?”
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Search outpaced social for referral traffic last year, driving 35% of site visits vs social’s 26% share of visits
According to a new referral traffic report from Shareaholic, 2017 was the first time since 2014 search owned a larger share of visits over social.
After a year fraught with terms like “fake news,” and headlines centering around brand safety issues and extreme content, it appears the actions taken by social sites to curb the influx of malicious content is turning out to be a real boon for search referral traffic.
For the first time since 2014, Shareaholic says search outpaced social in the percentage of overall traffic it delivered in 2017. According to the analytic platform’s data, search drove 34.8 percent of site visits in 2017 compared to social networks which accounted for 25.6 percent of referral traffic.
Chartbeat, an analytics platform for online publishers and media organizations, has witnessed a similar trend with traffic from Google search to publisher websites up more than 25 percent since the start of 2017.
“Google Search has always been the largest referrer to Chartbeat clients,” writes the company’s CEO, John Saroff, on Chartbeat’s blog, “In late August, Chartbeat data scientists noticed that Google Search referrals across our client base were trending up.”
The CEO says his team initially thought the rise in Google referrals were attached to events like last year’s solar eclipse and Hurricane Irma, but traffic continued to rise even after news headlines around the events subsided. Instead of falling back into normal patterns, Chartbeat saw Google search driving even more traffic to publisher sites.
Search beats out social for share of visits
Monitoring webpage performance is key to avoiding setbacks when algorithms change. Contributor Bobby Lyons points out ways to adapt everyday SEO activities so a website will thrive regardless of algorithm updates.
Success in search engine optimisation (SEO) requires not only an understanding of where Google’s algorithm is today but an insight to where Google is heading in the future.
Based on my experience, it has become clear to me Google will place a stronger weight on the customer’s experience with page load speed as part of their mobile-first strategy. With the investment Google has made in page performance, there are some indicators we need in order to understand how critical this factor is now and will be in the future.
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Google announced that they are going to mark all HTTP sites as “not secure”in Google Chrome.
The change will take effect in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68:
“Chrome’s new interface will help users understand that all HTTP sites are not secure, and continue to move the web towards a secure HTTPS web by default. HTTPS is easier and cheaper than ever before, and it unlocks both performance improvements and powerful new features that are too sensitive for HTTP.”
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Biking? Google probably knows you are. Up a mountain? It probably knows that, too.
The Alphabet subsidiary’s location-hungry tentacles are quietly lurking behind some of the most innovative features of its Android mobile operating system. Once those tentacles latch on, phones using Android begin silently transmitting data back to the servers of Google, including everything from GPS coordinates to nearby wifi networks, barometric pressure, and even a guess at the phone-holder’s current activity. Although the product behind those transmissions is opt-in, for Android users it can be hard to avoid and even harder to understand. Opting in is also required to use several of Android’s marquee features.
As a result, Google holds more extensive data on Android users than some ever realise. That data can be used by the company to sell targeted advertising. It can also be used to track into stores those consumers who saw ads on their phone or computer urging them to visit.1 This also means governments and courts can request the detailed data on an individual’s whereabouts.
Your Location History
Android users can check some of the information Google has collected about them by looking at “Your timeline” in Google Maps. These instructions show how to turn off Location History entirely.
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You did an SEO campaign once, and it either gave no results (and you are not interested in making more effort, as it obviously seems useless), or it gave good results (and you are not interested in going further, as you are satisfied with the current situation). Whatever the outcome, you are sure that it lasts.
A small spoiler: Oopsie!
No No nO
This is what happens…
• Link rotting
• Outdated content
• Competition moving ahead of you
• New algorithm affecting different parts of your SEO
• New possibilities to look better in the SERPs (search engine results page) being missed
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