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Marshall McLuhan, Canadian Media Theorists, Gets A Google Logo

Today on the Google home page is a special Google logo, aka Doodle, for Marshall McLuhan. Marshall McLuhan was a well-known Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual who specialized in media theory. He was credited for actually predicting the age of the Internet 30 years prior to the Internet becoming a thing. He coined the […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 11, 2017

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: Don’t Redirect By IP Location Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that is not always the best cast to redirect users (or bots) […]

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Google: Parameter Handling In Google Search Console Is A Big Gun, Watch Out

Do you use the parameter handling feature within the Google Search Console interface? If so, Google’s Gary Illyes wants you to be careful. He told one webmaster that using that feature is considered not just a hint, but rather it is a directive. He added that using it is also a “big gun” and you […]

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Google Posts Now Live In Google My Business For All Businesses

Last night, as I covered at SEL, Google Posts went live to all businesses verified within Google My Business. Google Posts are an instant way to post a message to your customers and prospects in your Google Local business listing in Google Search. Here is a message I just posted minutes ago: See the photo […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 22, 2017

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 May Skip URLs That Repeat The Same Path Many Times Google’s John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that Google may […]

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Making the Internet safer and faster: Introducing reCAPTCHA Android API

When we launched reCAPTCHA ten years ago, we had a simple goal: enable users to visit the sites they love without worrying about spam and abuse. Over the years, reCAPTCHA has changed quite a bit. It evolved from the distorted text to street numbers and names, then No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA in 2014 and Invisible reCAPTCHA […]

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Google Logo For Gilbert Baker, Designer Of The Rainbow Flag

Today on the Google home page is a special Google logo, Doodle, for the the designer of the rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker. He was an American artist, gay rights activist who designed this flag in 1978. He was born on June 2, 1951 in Chanute, Kansas and died at the age of 65 on March […]

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Learn best practices for mobile search and in-store sales

Today’s consumers research products on the go, using their smartphones to find and choose at which nearby business to make a purchase or eat a meal. Most visit the store they select on the same day. Yet most marketers can’t – or don’t – optimize their digital presence or measure the impact of their… Please […]

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New Google Shopping Feed Specification Requirements Coming June 26th

Google mentioned in the Google AdWords Help forums and on Google+ that starting on June 26, 2017 Google will be enforcing new Google Shopping feed specification requirements. The new requirements touch on Minimum Order Value, Shipping-related attributes, and Handling time. Here are the specifics: Minimum Order Value: Until now minimum order value was only accepted […]

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Google Assistant Adds iPhone Support, Home Calling, Google Lens & More

Google at I/O announced a bunch of updates to Google Assistant and Google Home. Let me sum up the announcements in bullet format for all those who are busy: Google Assistant is coming to iOS devices Google Home devices can make phone calls for free, without a phone number attached to it. Proactive notifications are […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 15, 2017

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 Tests Dropping The Featured Snippet Result From Core Results? Jennifer Slegg wrote this morning that Google has dropped the second version of the […]

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