Tag Archives: search results

An answer box experiment (my journey into known and unknown factors)

Many SEOs have sought to obtain placement within a featured snippet or answer box in the search results pages, but how does one achieve that? Contributor Bill Sebald shares his experiment in pursuing the answer box. The post An answer box experiment (my journey into known and unknown factors)...

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Google Search Lead: I Can’t Go After Individual Problems In Search Results

We all know how bad some feature snippets in Google's search results can look but even if you point it out to one of Google's lead search engineers...

Are Google Search Snippets Showing False Dates?

The other day, Bill Hartzer posted that he saw Google showing inaccurate and false dates on his articles within the Google search results. Now I see a WebmasterWorld thread started by the administrator there, with a similar complaint...

Paul Haahr From Google Explains Offensive Vs Inaccurate

Yesterday we covered the new quality raters guidelines and how it targets and flags offensive, inaccurate and hate content in the search results. Tons of people took it to mean that Google is censoring the internet. That is not really the case, instead...

Google Algorithms Now Target Offensive, Upsetting, Inaccurate & Hateful Results

Yesterday, Google released a new quality raters guidelines PDF document that was specifically updated to tell the quality raters how to spot and flag offensive, upsetting, inaccurate and hateful web pages in the search results...

Google AdWords Tests 6 Ads At The Bottom Of Search Results?

Over the past couple days, I saw at least three people report that they saw six or more AdWords ads at the bottom of the search results. So as many as 10 ads on a single search results page...

Google Tests New Video Carousel In Search Results

Google is testing a new video based carousel in the desktop search results. Pete Meyers from Moz spotted it and posted on Twitter about it. Google use to have tons of video results in the search results but they've been trumped by featured snippets these days (videos can be featured...

Large Google Algorithm Ranking Update: Black Hat Related?

There appears to be a large Google ranking or algorithm update happening right now in the core Google web search results...

Google Tests New Recipe Search Results User Interface

John Doherty posted a screen shot on Twitter of Google testing a new recipe user interface for the mobile search results. We've seen similar interfaces before but in this case...