The ‘Buy It Now’ button will now appear in the mobile shopping results, announced Google. To improve the experience of the shoppers several updates were announced. The mobile experience of browsing, comparing and research on products has been made easier.
Google has introduced much-anticipated buy button ‘Purchases on Google’ in Google search ads making it easier for people to shop. This is a trial run of a feature allowing users make online purchases from the search results from their smartphones.
The messaging will appear in eligible product listing ads on iOS as well as Android smartphones. This is a very limited pilot with select retailers.
Google Search Console will send the average notification type to lesser number of people. The news was made public by Gary Illyes. The change is to take effect within three weeks, and will be focused on the average notification type. Critical messages, like a site being hacked, will continue to be sent to the webmaster.
Webmasters this morning received notification from Google saying that their implementation of hreflang on their website was flawed. The notification reads as follows:
Google had detected that some pages on your site have implemented the rel-alternate-hreflang tag incorrectly. In particular, there seems to be a problem with incorrrect language and region codes, or incorrect bi-directional linking (if page A links with hreflang to page B, there must be a link back from B to A as well). Google uses the hreflang attributes to serve the correct language or regional URL to the right users in search results.
Google posted today, that it had made it possible to share Google Maps across devices. Maps on the desktop can now be synced with their cellphones. A signed in user will be able to see the available devices under the tag that reads ‘Send to Device’. A push notification appears on the mobile once a place is sent to it. Both iPhone and Android users should be able to access this new feature, until and unless their Maps are not set to ‘lite mode’.
A new set of rules and regulations has been issued by Google with regard to how SEM/SEO companies should typify the clients associated with them inside Google My Business or Google Map Listings.
The new rules, are not something that can be forced upon clients, but it definitely does help bringing in line the companies that hold the Google Map Listings of their clients, using techniques unapproved by Google
Google’s indexing of tweets has gone up by 466% compared to what it was four months ago, yet more than 96% of tweets still remain unindexed, according to a report from Stone Temple Consulting. The jump in the number of indexed tweets can be attributed to the deal between the two digital giants earlier this year. At the time, just 0.6% of tweets were indexed by Google, which shot up to 3.4% in June.
Yahoo! And Google are testing a partnership that will see Google stream search results and search ads to Yahoo!. Confirming this to The New York Times, Yahoo! hinted that more partnerships are in the pipeline.
Google has asked webmasters if they want the ability to view multiple sites at the same time in Google’s Search Console. If you think it will benefit you, now is the time tell Google.
The search engine has given two examples of how combining the sites might work – an updated console including mobile and international subdomains, or an integrated Search Analytics report using all URL versions of a site (both http and https).
Google has expanded the mobile search results carousel to include content from Pinterest, Vine, Houzz and The Food Network, besides the news publisher content.
Google has announced this on Google+ that now you can find this carousel while viewing the Pinterest pins, Vines, Houzz idea books or Food Network recipes. The carousel will let you slide from left to right through the content items under the search result snippets.