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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google fixes AdWords exploit that allowed advertisers to create non-clickable ads, which led to many publishers getting low cost-per-click rates   —  As many of you know, Google confirmed an AdSense exploit where ad buyers were able to manipulate the ad platform which resulted in many AdSense publishers noticing a huge decline in CPCs.
Aug 15, 2017, 6:35 AMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google says it has removed Google Instant search results, which showed results as users typed, citing the shift from desktop to mobile searches   —  After launching Google Instant — Google's method of showing search results as you type them — several years ago, Google has removed the feature from search effective today.
Jul 26, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google adds “Personal” tab to search filters, which shows results from user's Gmail, Photos, more   —  Google now lets searchers filter their search results by “personal” results.  By that, it mostly means emails, flights, anything related to that Gmail account they are logged into.
May 27, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google's image search results for mobile web and the Android Search app now display “similar items” to purchase   —  Google's image search results on the mobile web and in the Android Search app are now showing “similar items” — i.e., if you're looking at “lifestyle” …
Apr 11, 2017, 7:15 AMIn context
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
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
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google plans to lower search rankings of publishers' mobile pages that use intrusive interstitial ads starting January 10   —  Google has announced that it will begin cracking down on “intrusive interstitials” on January 10, 2017, because this type of ad “can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller.”
Aug 23, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google launches business-friendly tool that tests your website mobile-friendliness & page speed   —  Google announced on the Google Small Business blog that they have released a new landing page to test your website's mobile-friendliness and page speed for desktop and mobile all in one place.
Jun 3, 2016, 9:05 AMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google's natural language search gets smarter, can now handle superlatives, ordered items, time based, and more complicated queries   —  Google's Natural Language Search Gets Smarter  —  Google is saying their search engine is getting better at understanding our natural language searches …
Nov 16, 2015, 3:30 PMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google to more than double the number of health conditions in search results from 400 to 900, add downloadable PDFs   —  Google To Double The Number Of Health Conditions In Search Results  —  Google announced they are more than doubling their health conditions database …
Sep 3, 2015, 12:55 PMIn context

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