Local results appear for people who search for businesses and places near their location. They’re shown in a number of places across Maps and Search. For example, you’ll probably see local results if you search for “Italian restaurant” from your mobile device. Google will try to show you the kind of nearby restaurant that you’d like […]

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Do you have job listings you want to surface higher in Google? Google now has new structured data support of job listings. It’s now official: Job listings are coming to Google’s search results in a much more prominent way. And the company is now offering a formal path for outsiders to add job listings to […]

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Google has increased the level cap for Local Guides, while also adding new perks and new ways to contribute. Local guides assist Google by adding reviews, photos and updated location information to Google Maps. Anyone can sign up to be a Local Guide, after which they are eligible to earn points by making contributions to Google Maps. Earning points […]

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Users can toggle between a local listing’s overview details and their reviews in the Google search results. After a month of testing, Google has confirmed with Search Engine Land that they have fully rolled out a new user experience for the local panel in the mobile search results. You can now quickly toggle between the […]

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With that, you no longer need to worry about using the NOODP directive to prevent Google from using your DMOZ description. Google has announced it will no longer use the Open Directory Project (DMOZ) title and descriptions as one of their sources of the search results snippets. On March 17, DMOZ officially shut down, and […]

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Bing joins Google, Pinterest and others in upgrading its image search capabilities. Bing is expanding its image search toolset with a new product that lets users search for specific items shown within a larger image. They’re calling it Bing Visual Search, and it’s available now as part of the Bing’s existing image search tools. It’s […]

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Facebook has three and Google has six of the top 15 apps, says comScore. Measurement firm comScore released its latest round of online and mobile rankings for the US market. Since comScore began reporting on mobile app penetration roughly three years ago, Facebook has been and continues to be the number one app. Moreover, the entire top […]

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This past week, Google introduced a Purchases on Google beta program. Merchants who qualify for the program will effectively have a call to action (CTA) in the search engine results pages (SERPs). And that’s bad news for Amazon. Would you like it if people could purchase your products by clicking a “Buy” button on the […]

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It’s estimated that 46 percent of all searches performed on Google have a local intent, and the Map Pack appears for 93 percent of these. In September 2016 Google unveiled a new local search algorithm, dubbed Possum, and it pretty much went unnoticed in comparison to the real-time Penguin update released in the same month. […]

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Some new features are remarkably similar to those already offered by competitors. Google provided a look at its latest digital offerings, with a heavy focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps and services. CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled Google Lens, a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand […]

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