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Google Shopping To Expand GTINs Requirements

Google announced on Google+ that they are going to be expanding their GTINs (Global Trade Identification Numbers) requirements for the Google Merchant Shopping feeds. In September 2015 Google began requiring GTINs for many products from a list of 50 brands. Now, Google is expanding that requirement for any merchant “targeting the US, Australia, Brazil, the […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 11, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google Spam Squad On Polish Hacker’s Trail Last week we covered that Google Investigating Polish Hacker Who Is Stealing Webmaster Rankings. It was a […]

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Google's Monkeys Logo Is For The Lunar New Year

Today on Google.com is a special Google logo, aka Doodle, for the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year is also known as the Chinese New Year, celebrated in countries like China, Korea, Mongolia, and Vietnam. 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey, which is the 9th in the 12 year cycle of the […]

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Google Trusted Verifier Program For In Person Business Verification

Google added a new help page describing a new program called “Trusted Verifier.” It seems a Trusted Verifier is a volunteer vetted by Google as someone they trust to validate and verify, in person, if a business really exists. So when a business verifies their business, they can get the postcard in the mail, respond […]

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Awesome: Google Now Bathroom Mirror

Googler, Max Braun, posted on Medium and Google+ that he made a bathroom mirror that is smart. It has the weather, date, time, and important news headlines. This way he can consume his morning tidbits all while brushing his teeth. He said it is basically a Google Now card on a two way mirror. He […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 26, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Matt Cutts: Google Core Updates Were So Drastic Due To End Of Year Code Freeze Matt Cutts of Google who is still on leave […]

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Google Television Doodle For Who Invented The Mechanical Television

Today on the Google home page is a Doodle, aka special Google logo for the 90th anniversary of the first demonstration of television. On January 26, 1926, John Logie Baird repeated the transmission for members of the Royal Institution and a reporter from The Times in his laboratory at 22 Frith Street in the Soho […]

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Video: Google AMP Technical Detailed Overview

For those interested in taking their web site, specifically news site, to the AMP (accelerated mobile page) environment – you may want to watch the latest Google Hangout where Emeric Studer from Google, the AMP Technology Manager, gave a 15 minute presentation and then spent about 40 minutes answering questions from the community. If you […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 22, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: January 22, 2016 This week in search, we covered how we are now told by Google that […]

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Google Shows AMP Error Report In Google Search Console

Google is amping up AMP, Accelerated Mobile Pages, and they added error reports to the Google Search Console. If you have deployed AMP pages for your news site, you should be able to see them under the Search Appearance tab or over here. Here is a screen shot of what it looks like: The AMP […]

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Charles Perrault, The Fairy Tale Author, Gets A Google Logo

Today on Google’s home page is a special 388th birthday logo for Charles Perrault. Charles Perrault pretty much invented the fairy tale. His most recognized works include The Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Puss in Boots. You will see one of three logos on the Google home page, you can keep refreshing […]

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