To keep up with the growing number of mobile Web users, Bing ranks pages optimized for mobile higher in its search results.
Over the last couple of years any blogger who has paid attention to their analytics will know that how people are reading blogs is changing. No longer are people simply arriving on your blog on their desktop computer or laptop but on tablets, mobile phones and more. Today I took a look at the change [...]Show More Summary
There’s no shortage of places to go online to search for local movie showtimes to get your cinema fix. But, arguably, when it comes to the way search results are displayed, the majority of sites and apps appear to take their UI inspiration from newspaper movie listings of yesteryear, employing a simple list view. Or so says U.K. startup MovieGlu. Read More
I checked Google's advanced search page and noticed something strange: after clicking the "advanced search" button at the bottom of the page, Google sent me to a search results page that included the old black bar navigation menu.One of the culprits is the "as_qdr" parameter that somehow triggers the old interface. Show More Summary
Google just added a new Suggested Stories feature to its news search results, so you can let the search engine pull up a customized selection of stories to read about based on whatever terrifyingly dense accumulation of personal data Google has on you by now. Read more...
The latest Panda update from Google seems to indicate that bigger sites aren't necessarily better in search results.
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Google is starting to roll out a "mobile-friendly" badge on its search pages for sites that are designed for iPhones and Android devices.
Google's mobile search results pages have a new footer. Pagination elements are now centered and there's a Google logo at the bottom of the page. Here's how it looked before: When I first noticed the big logo at the bottom of the page, I assumed it was a bug. Show More Summary
Google announced that it will roll out the new mobile-friendly label in the coming weeks, but I've already noticed the new feature. The label is placed somewhere between the search result URL and the snippet. Search results from the first pages of results are usually optimized for mobile devices, but there are also pages better suited for desktop. Show More Summary
I’m not sure how many more companies are going to challenge the search rankings bestowed upon them by the mighty Google, but a judge in San Francisco just ruled Google is protected under the First Amendment. In a one sentence ruling Judge Ernest Goldsmith of the superior court of California declared: “The defendant has met its […]
“Court agrees that Google’s search results qualify as free speech” [Megan Geuss, ArsTechnica] “Manassas detective in teen sexting case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation” [Washington Post] Reports of SLAPP suit out of Chicago not quite as initially portrayed [Ken at Popehat] Compelled-speech update: Lexington, Ky. Show More Summary
Google's tweaking its search results again. This time, it's adding a little tag to mobile-optimized results when you search from your smartphone, so that hopefully you won't get stuck on a GeoCities page by accident. Google's also said that it might change page ranking based on whether a site is mobile-optimized or not. [Google] Read more...
According to a new US court ruling, Google can list its search results in whatever order it pleases — and it has the First Amendment behind it too. That’s according to a hearing that saw a site called CoastNews file a lawsuit against Google, saying that it was knowingly lowering its rankings in search results. Show More Summary
Website CoastNews had its complaint tossed; must pay attorney's fees to Google.
Google tested various ways to highlight if search results are optimized for mobile devices. Some of the experiments displayed icons next to mobile-friendly results, other experiments placed icons next to the results that aren't optimized...Show More Summary
After much testing, Google has finally introduced user notifications within search results for mobile-friendly websites.
Rich snippets can make your search results stand out, improving click-through rate and traffic to your site.
For local categories such as restaurants, hotels, and nightlife, the horizontal Carousel at the top of the page has been replaced by drop-down ads.