Google Images adds more facts about images with the Knowledge Graph

Google Images adds more facts about images with the Knowledge Graph

Google announced it has launched a new feature within Google Image search on mobile to show “quick facts about what you see on Google Images.” Google added under the image preview window knowledge panel details that you can open and expand to show more information about the image. Knowledge panel expanders. Google will show drop down menus under the image preview that shows more details about the image. Google said “when you search for an image on mobile in the U.S., you might see information from the Knowledge Graph related to the result. That information would include people, places or things related to the image from the Knowledge Graph’s database […]

Regular expression filter support coming to Google Search Console performance reports

Regular expression filter support coming to Google Search Console performance reports

Google updated the help document for the performance report within Google Search Console to say you can use regular expressions to filter the report results. Google wrote, “If you choose the Custom (regex) filter, you can filter by a regular expression (a wildcard match) for the selected item. You can use regular expression, or regex, filters for page URLs and user queries. The RE2 syntax is used.” Regular expressions. Regex is often used by developers, but RE2 is the same regex syntax Google Analytics users are accustomed to using for querying data. Regex can be super powerful and fast in filtering data and even for replacing data, but it can also be tricky to […]

Google tests showing Analytics data in Search Console with ‘Insights’

Google tests showing Analytics data in Search Console with ‘Insights’

Google is testing a new feature in Google Search Console called Google Search Console Insights. It gives Search Console users deeper reporting into the performance of the site and its pages, including page views, average time on page, referring sites information and more from Google Analytics. Google Search Console Insights. Google has not officially announced anything about Google Search Console Insights, but Search Engine Land has obtained information on this new feature from various sources. Users can get Google Analytics data right in Search Console, including: Pages views overall. Page views of individual pages. Average time spend on the site overall. Average time spend on individual pages. Traffic to your […]

Google to allow removal of counterfeit goods from search results

Google to allow removal of counterfeit goods from search results

Google is now allowing users to report counterfeit goods within the organic/free Google search results for removal. This works similar to the DMCA process, where you can request removal of stolen copyrighted content from Google’s search results. What are counterfeit goods? Google Ads already prohibits such products from being advertised on Google and it describes counterfeit goods as goods that “contain a trademark or logo that is identical to or substantially indistinguishable from the trademark of another. They mimic the brand features of the product in an attempt to pass themselves off as a genuine product of the brand owner. “ How do you report counterfeit goods for takedown? Google has […]

Google Search Console performance report gets recipe filters

Google Search Console performance report gets recipe filters

Google has added new filter options to the performance reports within Google Search Console. If you use recipe markup, Google may give you the ability to filter your performance report within the “search appearance” options. Where are these filters? You can access the filters by logging into Google Search Console. Then click on the “performance report” and then select the “+New” option to select “search appearance…” Within those options, you might see two new filters for recipe: Recipe Gallery Recipe rich results Here is a screen shot from Brian Freiesleben on Twitter: What does it show? When you filter by those recipe search appearance filters, Google will isolate how well […]

Video: Katherine Watier Ong on how to grow your SEO team

Video: Katherine Watier Ong on how to grow your SEO team

After I sat down with Sarah Teach to talk about conscious capitalism in SEO, I then spoke with Katherine Watier Ong. Katherine’s internet career goes back to 1994 and has been doing the SEO thing for over 15 years now. In some of her early days, she had to build an SEO team out of nothing. We spoke about how she was able to build out SEO teams through a careful vetting process and then continued training. She would often send these candidates home with open book tests, testing their capabilities in using Google to find answers. Writing skills were very important to her and then a clear understanding of […]

SEMRush drops paid guest blogging service after Google policy scrutiny

SEMRush drops paid guest blogging service after Google policy scrutiny

SEMrush, a very popular SEO toolset, came under scrutiny in the SEO industry this week when its content marketplace added guest blogging services that highlighted natural links as a benefit to the service. This ultimately resulted in SEMrush dropping the service from its website. SEMRush guest blogging. SEMRush removed the guest blogging page from its site, which previously said: “The Guest Posting service from SEMrush Marketplace provides you with a cascade of high-quality, natural links to your site, boosting your rankings and helping you get more organic traffic. Without doing any research or routine work yourself, you can order unique content with an integrated backlink to your site, which is then placed […]

Google My Business offers more flexibility with business hours

Google My Business offers more flexibility with business hours

Google My Business has launched a new feature to give local businesses more flexibility with their business hours that reflect ways they’re adapting for social distancing as they start to reopen. You can now set up “more hours” in Google My Business with special times for seniors, pickup, kitchen, and more. You can even set these hours by day of the week and multiple times per day. How it works. You will need to login to your business profile in Google My Business. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business. If you have multiple locations, open the location you’d like to manage. Click Info. Next to “More hours” click Edit . […]

Google launches featured snippet to web page content highlight feature

Google launches featured snippet to web page content highlight feature

For the past couple of years Google has tested highlighting content on a web pages based on clicking on a featured snippet from the Google search results. This was being tested both on desktop and mobile. This is now live and works on most Google featured snippets and on most web browsers. The confirmation. Danny Sullivan from Google said on Twitter this feature went live last week after years of testing. Danny said “we’ve done this regularly with AMP pages since December 2018. We tested with HTML pages last year, as noted. We now do it regularly HTML pages, since last week.” We’ve done this regularly with AMP pages since […]

Google confirmed indexing issues causing some stale results

Google confirmed indexing issues causing some stale results

Google has confirmed that there are indexing issues in Google Search that are causing some stale search results. Google said “we’re currently experiencing indexing issues that may cause stale search results in some cases.” The confirmation. Here is Google’s post on Twitter about this issue: We’re currently experiencing indexing issues that may cause stale search results in some cases. We’ll update this thread when we can provide more information. — Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) June 2, 2020 What are the issues. Earlier this morning, I reported on my personal blog, that it appears Google is having indexing issues. New content was not being shown for large publishers that the New York […]