Bing adds new ‘flight status’ snippet to search results

Bing adds new ‘flight status’ snippet to search results bing new green logo

Everyone’s second favourite search engine Bing continues to add new features, and this month has revealed a new ‘flight status’ snippet in the search results. The new feature, or ‘experience’ as Bing puts it, allows searchers to quickly look-up the status of a flight. The interesting part is that they don’t necessarily need to know […]

Google is testing a new hyperlocal service called Bulletin

Google is testing a new hyperlocal service called Bulletin Google local on phone

Search giant Google is testing a brand new local service it is calling Bulletin. They describe Bulletin as a “lightweight app for telling a story by capturing photos, video clips and text right from your phone, published straight to the web”. The test is currently only live in two US cities – Nashville in Tennessee […]

Google testing new ‘Best’ and ‘Research’ product features

Google testing new ‘Best’ and ‘Research’ product features Google product research snippet

Google has been testing new features to help searchers find the right product. Similar to their ‘top stories’ search feature, the new product features serve to highlight content relevant to products that people are searching for. The focus for the current test is on surfacing content about the ‘Best’ products, and research articles for searchers […]

Google confirms “Speed Update” and will start using Page Speed as a mobile ranking factor from July 2018

Google confirms “Speed Update” and will start using Page Speed as a mobile ranking factor from July 2018 stopwatch timer

Google has announced that Page Speed will become a ranking factor on mobile search. Imaginatively called the “Speed Update”, it will affect pages that deliver the slowest experience to users. The update is set to go live in July 2018, so webmasters have plenty of time to make changes to their pages. To help with […]

Google begins roll out of new version of Search Console

Google begins roll out of new version of Search Console Google Search Console beta screen drop

Webmasters will receive a notification from Google when their site is ready in the new Search Console. Google has announced that the new beta version of it’s Search Console tool (previously known as Webmaster Tools) is now rolling out to everyone. The roll-out will be gradual over the coming weeks, and webmasters will receive a […]

Google’s new Search Console will have one year of search data – set to be rolled out in early 2018

Google’s new Search Console will have one year of search data – set to be rolled out in early 2018 Search Console data

Google Search Console – formerly Webmaster Tools – update will have one years worth of search data. It’s always been one of the most useful free SEO tools, but Google’s Search Console has some major drawbacks. The biggest of these is the fact that you can only see search query data for the past 90 […]

Google has updated their SEO Starter Guide – find out what’s new

Google has updated their SEO Starter Guide – find out what’s new SEO

Google has updated its official SEO Starter Guide for the first time in seven years. The release of the new web-based SEO Starter Guide replaces the previous PDF version as well as incorporates their old Webmaster Academy, which was a separate resource which had the information and tools to teach webmasters how to create a site […]

Google to publishers: Accepting ‘bribes’ for links could lead to penalties

Google to publishers: Accepting ‘bribes’ for links could lead to penalties Google on tablet

Google has reminded publishers that the practice of accepting ‘bribes’ in return for links is against their guidelines and can lead to ranking penalties. The reminder comes in response to a widely-shared article published by The Outline, which claims that many major online publications such as TechCrunch, Huffington Post and the New York Times accept […]

Google has increased the length of snippets in search results – should you rewrite your meta descriptions?

Google has increased the length of snippets in search results – should you rewrite your meta descriptions? meta description snippet length in Google

The 160 – 180 character limit for meta descriptions has been standard practice for years, but now Google has decided to increase the snippets to provide more information in search results. After many in the SEO industry noticed longer meta description snippets in Google’s search results recently, the search engine giant officially confirmed that they […]

Google adds more real-time data and filtering options to Google Trends

Google adds more real-time data and filtering options to Google Trends Google Trends SEO results

Google has updated its Google Trends tool with even more real-time data, allowing users to filter popular keywords in News, Shopping, Images and YouTube verticals. Google Trends has always been a great tool to research the popularity of certain organic keywords, and to measure them against others. Now Google has added even more real-time data […]