Google Search Pronounce Feature

A Reddit thread shared a screen shot from I believe Google India where they have a search result that helps searchers pronounce words. When you ask Google to help you pronounce something, it will play you how it is pronounced and give you visual hints. Here is a screen shot from the thread: It reminds … Read more Google Search Pronounce Feature

Google Mobile-First Indexing Now Used For Over Half Of Google’s Search Results

Just about two years after Google announced their mobile-first indexing initiative, to crawl the web as a mobile device first versus crawling the web as a desktop device, Google hit a major mile stone. Over 50% of the search results Google returns globally are from Google crawling and indexing the web using mobile-first indexing. Google’s … Read more Google Mobile-First Indexing Now Used For Over Half Of Google’s Search Results

Google Feature Snippet: Pyramids Are 85 Years Old

Every now and then I like to highlight when Google gets it wrong with their featured snippets. It is really a daily occurrence but here is a funny one. If you ask Google how old are the pyramids, Google will tell you they are 85 years old. Of course, if you look at the text … Read more Google Feature Snippet: Pyramids Are 85 Years Old

A Google Search Algorithm Update Over December 15th Weekend

It looks like over the weekend, starting maybe this past Friday or Saturday and picking up speed on Sunday that Google pushed out another search ranking algorithm update. I saw chatter from the SEO community over the weekend and the automated tracking tools are also picking up signs of an update. The issue I have … Read more A Google Search Algorithm Update Over December 15th Weekend

Google Organic Search Doesn’t Have A Negative Keywords Feature

I know this is obvious for most of you but while Google Ads (AdWords) has a way to exclude your site for coming up in the search results for specific keywords, Google organic search does not. You cannot tell Google, please do not rank my site when people type in keyword X or Y. John … Read more Google Organic Search Doesn’t Have A Negative Keywords Feature

Daily Search Forum Recap: December 14, 2018

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Chatter, Bad Links, News Bugs, Bing Machine Learning & MoreThis week I covered a possible small Google algorithm … Read more Daily Search Forum Recap: December 14, 2018

Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Chatter, Bad Links, News Bugs, Bing Machine Learning & More

This week I covered a possible small Google algorithm update that touched down sometime over the week. Google said you really shouldn’t have to worry about bad links but if you do, you can use the disavow file. Google changed up the AMP error report to be more generic. Google News publishers are still complaining … Read more Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Chatter, Bad Links, News Bugs, Bing Machine Learning & More

Messaging as a platform points to future of conversational experiences

New face of messaging: WhatsApp stickers. Image credit: WhatsApp By Beerud Sheth As 2018 draws to a close, it is a good time to take stock of the year in the world of messaging and conversational experiences. Unlike prior years, this one is characterized by less hype and more progress. Developers have been quietly working … Read more Messaging as a platform points to future of conversational experiences

Limited Chatter: Google Search Algorithm Update This Week

For the past week or so, I’ve been seeing chatter within the community about Google search algorithm updates. Truth is, the chatter is very limited but those who are complaining are seeing huge changes for their sites in Google search. But again, it does not seem very wide spread. The reason I am covering it … Read more Limited Chatter: Google Search Algorithm Update This Week