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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google says it has reduced fake Google Maps listings by 70% since June 2015 by improving business verification methods and using machine learning to fight spam   —  Google announced that they have heard about all the Google Maps spam issues over the years and have taken several steps to reduce the fake results in Google Maps.
Apr 7, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds fact checking information to search results and Google News worldwide   —  Last October, Google launched support to highlight fact-checking articles within Google News in the US and the UK.  Now those articles will get special presentation as part of general Google searches worldwide.
Apr 7, 2017, 8:30 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
An in-depth look at recent challenges to Google's search reputation, from fake news sites in results, to disturbing answers from Google Home   —  The past few months have been bad for Google's search reputation.  Long considered the “gold standard” in search, Google has seen its search results questioned as never before.
Apr 5, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds “Upsetting-Offensive” tag for its quality raters to use in flagging search results; Google engineer says “demonstrably inaccurate” info is a target   —  Google is undertaking a new effort to better identify content that is potentially upsetting or offensive to searchers.
Mar 14, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds anchor button on AMP pages, to help readers see and share publishers' real URLs   —  As promised, Google is making a change to how it displays Accelerated Mobile Pages, so that users can easily view and share links that lead directly to publishers' sites rather than to Google's copy of the content.
Feb 6, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land:
Google's 2016 “Bad Ads Report”: 1.7B ads removed compared to 780M in 2015, plus nearly 200 publishers banned from AdSense over misleading content like fake news   —  In its annual “Bad Ads” report, Google says it took down more than double the number of ads in 2016 than it did in 2015 …
Jan 25, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google algorithm change appears to be moving Holocaust-denial and other controversial sites down in search results   —  Several days after Google put a search ranking change into place, the first page of results for “did the holocaust happen” now appears to be entirely free of denial sites.
Dec 25, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google to retire standalone editing tool Map Maker in March 2017, will integrate features directly into Google Maps   —  Google has decided to retire Map Maker.  The company is consolidating map editing in the Google Maps app and through Google Search.  —  Google My Business insiders …
Nov 9, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Home's assistant outshines Amazon Echo's Alexa assistant as it can answer a variety of complex questions   —  Google has a winner with Google Home, for those who want a hands-free assistant that can answer a broad range of questions that come up during day-to-day activities in the house.
Nov 3, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google to launch new mobile-only search index within months, says it will eventually become primary index, but a separate desktop index will still be maintained   —  Google is going to create a separate mobile index within months, one that will be the main or “primary” index that the search engine uses to respond to queries.
Oct 14, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context

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