Black Friday related news is prevalent this week (for obvious reasons), as well as some interesting changes Google has made with showing media in their search results.
Searches comparing phones will now show a comparison of those phones in the search results. Searches for types of products will now show an insights snippet in the search results, detailing highlights of different products in that type. Black Friday Deals also show in Bing results to assist shoppers.
Google explains what you can do with them to alleviate the problems with a domain you purchased that had bad history.
User comments can now be viewed and written on sports game related search results. Currently limited to sports results, could this feature be included in other topics in the future?
People are reporting that their rankings have returned to normal as they were before the recent update hit. The update caused a significant amount of fluctuation in search result positions, so did Google revert the changes so things would settle? Many tools suggest it had been undone.
Some people are starting to see a rounded design for the search box in search results.
In addition to showing less videos, Google is now showing less images in search results.
If your website is still valuable, Google will rank your site based on those factors despite having a spammy site. Getting some things wrong in general shouldn’t be an issue to Google as long as your site as a whole is still valuable.
Looks like Google is testing showing thumbnails in search result snippets again. We have seen this change many times over the years.
Google has changed the news carousel in their top stories section to display two different rows, showing more news and pushing regular results further downward.
This related video section includes further expansions of the initial query, similar to the “people also ask” section that shows up in search results, though this only shows up beneath the video section.
Google My Business Insights will be able to provide you with more recent data than before in this update. More data is of course more useful, and soon you’ll be able to see as recent as yesterday in your Insights reports.
The hotel search results are looking a lot nicer now. It’s up from showing 3 hotels to 4, and new options and insights are visible.
Ads for local services are appearing to include the number of bookings that business has had.
A visual change of local service ads has appeared on mobile search results.
Many people came together to write this comprehensive overview of local search ranking factors. This article will cover anything you even needing to know about the ins and outs of how local search works in 2018.
This new smart bidding tool lets you target your ad’s impression share, that is showing up in a specified percentage of eligible auctions for a specified position on the page.
A new section in Google Ads will give you all the important information you want to see on how your ads performed over last year’s Black Friday week.
Remember to set up Black Friday and Cyber Monday ad extentions for ayou ads so you can take advantage of this new Black Friday and Cyber Monday specific ad section in search results.
You can now tag products on videos (like you already could with photo posts). The shopping tab also got a redesign.
US consumers are using smart speakers almost exactly the same amount as they were a year ago. People are using them for the same things too.
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