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Google Launches Search Tips For When The Query Doesn’t Return Great Matches

Google recently announced that is is launching a new feature that aims to help you rephrase your query when the search engine can’t find the right results on the web. According to Google, it is rolling out in the US today “a new message that lets you know when Google hasn’t been able to find …

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Microsoft Office Hits Pause On Forcing Bing Search In Chrome, Firefox

Recently, Microsoft announced an “extension” as part of an update to its Office 365 ProPlus software that automatically forces company-wide Chrome and Firefox search engine defaults to Bing search, from what is, more than likely, Google. Because of the expected backlash, Microsoft reversed, at least at bit. The extension will automatically seek out installations of …

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Google To Experiment With More Desktop Search Changes After Favicon/Black Ad Label Rollout

Last week, Google announced on Twitter that it will start testing more variations and changes to the desktop search results based on early feedback from users around the favicon and black ad label rollout on desktop. According to Google, with the mobile rollout that happened several months ago, that “design has been well received by users on mobile screens, …

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Google Search Lets You Swipe Left And Right On Shows And Movies

On September 5, Google announced an update to how Google is presenting movies and TV shows in the mobile search results for the upcoming fall season. This updated interface is more graphical and interactive, and lets you have more fun swiping through entertainment options from your mobile searches. When you search for things like “good shows …

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Google Brings The Assistant To Waze

Google Maps isn’t the only navigation service to have Google Assistant behind it. Soon, Waze for Android will be getting Google Assistant as well. It will be available in English. Although Waze already had voice commands, Google Assistant will enable users to do a number of other things while driving, such as make calls, play …

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Google Moves Hotel Pricing Chart Into The SERP

Google has begun showing hotel price charts in search results. These graphs have been a popular feature of Google travel properties, which has been tested in search last year. The following image shows the SERP for the query Portland Oregon Jupiter Hotel that includes the price chart: Searchers are now able to uses arrows to move …

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Google Bug May Select Unrelated Canonical URLs, Could Impact Indexing

On April 25, Google tweeted that it may have selected canonical URLs for some pages and that bread crumb trails on mobile could show the unrelated URLs. In some rare instances, Google said that this could even prevent proper indexing. The purpose of breadcrumbs is to show the position of a page in the hierarchy …

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Additional Ranking Boost For Using App Indexing API Added By Google

An announcement was made on September 30th by Mariya Moeva, A Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, during SMX East that not only will there be an app ranking boost (which Google announced n February 26, 2015), but an additional ranking boost for those apps that utilize the new App Indexing API. According to Mariya, when an app utilizes the new API, …

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