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Tom Longboat Google Runner Logo

Today on the Google home page in the United States and Canada is a Doodle, Google logo, for Tom Longboat’s 131st birthday. For almost all of his professional career he was the dominant long distance runner of the time. In fact, today on his birthday in Ontario is “Tom Longboat Day.” He was born on […]

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What do Google and a toddler have in common? Both need to learn good listening skills.

Contributor and patent explorer Dave Davies reviews a recently-presented paper that suggests Google is grouping entities and using their relationships to listen for better answers to multipart questions. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google: PDFs Are Not Mobile Friendly

Well, this is one of those no-brainer posts, but hey – I’ll say it anyway, PDF documents are simply not mobile-friendly. They require you to pinch and zoom to really see the content and images in the PDF and thus, are not optimized for mobile devices. So thus, Google does not mark PDF documents in […]

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S.P.L. Sørensen Google Logo For pH Scale

Today on Google’s home page is a fun interactive pH scale, a scale for measuring acidity and alkalinity, remembering S.P.L. SÃ’rensen. He was a Danish chemist born on January 9, 1868 in Havrebjerg, Denmark and died at the age of 71 on February 12, 1939 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The interactive Doodle lets you play a […]

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Learn from the SMX Advanced family

♫ Here’s the story of a lovely conference…♫ Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google News Drops Editors' Picks & Standout Meta Tag

The new version of Google News has launched last night and with that, Google has ended support for the Editors’ Picks feeds and the standout meta tag in Google News. Google posted about it on Twitter last night saying “As part of the new Google News, we have ended support for Editors’ Picks feeds & […]

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Buy vs. Develop It Yourself: Considerations for Scaling Your Ad Network

Learn the pros and cons of Buy vs. DIY and how you can make the best decision for your business. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google Tests Submitting Question Directly In Search Results

Manashjyoti Athparia posted in the Gulshan Kumar Forums (hat tip to mayank_jee) a screen shot of Google’s search results with a big box letting the searcher submit a question to be answered later by humans. The box comes up within the mobile search results and says “get the answer that you’re looking for added to […]

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Google Is Able To Index CSS Grid Layouts

Google said even though Chrome 41, how GoogleBot sees the web, doesn’t support CSS Grid Layouts, Google is still able to index the content on those pages. John Mueller of Google said on Twitter that even though the layout might break, the content is still there and Googlebot can index the content find. CSS Grid […]

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How listening to our users helped us build a better Search Console

The new Search Console beta is up and running. We’ve been flexing our listening muscles and finding new ways to incorporate your feedback into the design. In this new release we’ve initially focused on building features supporting the users’ main goals and we’ll be expanding functionality in the months to come. While some changes have […]

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Enabling more high quality content for users

In Google’s mission to organize the world’s information, we want to guide Google users to the highest quality content, the principle exemplified in our quality rater guidelines. Professional publishers provide the lion’s share of quality content that benefits users and we want to encourage their success. The ecosystem is sustained via two main sources of […]

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