Google has announced the addition of new reports to their newly renamed Search Console to show how they treat and understand your app content in search results. Their ultimate goal is to make the Search Console a “comprehensive source of information” for users who care about search, irrespective of the format of their content. Search Console is by all means, the new go-to place for search stats.
Google has announced the launch of search console that is the new webmaster tools. Google Webmaster Tools, over 10 years, has facilitated its users with enhanced tools and metrics to make websites. Google from last year has been trying to understand the needs and goals of its users to make their product more useful. In order to achieve that, they have “rebranded” webmaster tools.
Google has launched ‘new” traffic alerts for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday in the US. This will help users to estimate delays and provide alternative routing options. Google had been receiving real-time traffic notifications from Waze for some time.
Tweets are now prominently placed in Google’s search results with tweets appearing for trending topics in a new carousel format. Twitter will gain new traffic though it won’t directly earn from the display.
The news has been announced by both Google and Twitter. Google is displaying tweets in a new and more graphical way on mobile devices, and will soon appear on desktop as well. The search engine giant and the social networking site had deal earlier this year to bring more tweets into Google’s search results.
Google Buy Buttons could start appearing on select Google mobile search ads in a matter of weeks, embarking the beginning of the speculated morphing of Google Shopping into a marketplace that could prove to be a competitor with Amazon and Ebay.
According to NBC, an undisclosed “phantom” algorithm update in Google search is rolling out, which is said to be affecting publishers of “how-to” style content. A collection of over 870,000 miniblogs site namely HubPages, that also contains content about wide varieties of topics, saw it Google search traffic drop 22% from one week to another on May 3rd.
Though AdWords Editor 11 was greatly received, but many were reluctant to use it as it did not support many of the AdWords features and encountered bugs. Lately, Google updated it to version 11.1 and added support for several features.
Here are the new features:-
Google has enhanced and updated the My Business management interface which can be accessed here. The new design offers “"better manage your locations and publish updates more quickly across Google," according to Google.
Google lately announced that they have received over one million URL takedown requests. They complied about 40% of the time in the year since it has been applying the European right to be forgotten.
Google spent much of the past year questioning its obligations under the controversial right to be forgotten ruling that has been accepted reluctantly by them.
Google Map Maker has been temporarily suspended by Google. Map Maker is a service to allow the community to make edits to Google Maps similar to how Wikipedia edits work. The service was suspended due to the recent public edits which showed how easy it is to make fraudulent edits to businesses.