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How Google Search Ranking Works – Darwinism in Search

Are featured snippets are driven by a specific ranking algorithm that is separate from the core algorithm? That’s my theory. For me, the idea holds (a lot) of water. And I’m not alone. Experts such as Eric Enge, Cindy Krum, and Hannah Thorpe have the same idea. To try to get confirmation or a rebuttal […]

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Link Distance Ranking Algorithms – Search Engine Journal

There is a kind of link algorithm that isn’t widely discussed, not nearly enough. This article is meant as introduction to link and link distance ranking algorithms. It’s something that may play a role in how sites are ranked. In my opinion it’s important to be aware of this. Does Google Use This? While the […]

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Google Confirms Testing Pages With Zero Search Results

Google confirmed it’s running a test which involves showing zero search results for queries when no relevant results are found. Instead, Google returns a message stating “Hmm… the results for your search don’t seem very relevant.” The message is followed by a prompt to “see results anyway.” Multiple users have reported seeing this anomaly within […]

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Creative Commons Search Engine is Out of Beta, Has Over 300M Images

After over two years of beta testing, Creative Commons is officially launching its search engine. The finished product offers over 300 million images, a significant redesign with faster performance, and more relevant results. Jane Park, CC’s Director of Product and Research, states in an announcement: “Aesthetically, you’ll see some key changes — a cleaner home […]

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Google Thanos Easter Egg Wipes Out Half of All Search Engine Results

Worried about seeing “Avengers: Endgame” spoilers on Google? You could always wipe out half of the search results. A new (and awesome) Google easter egg is turning the search results to dust. Here’s how to see it for yourself: Head to Google. (The easter egg works on both desktop and mobile search results.) Type in: […]

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AMP Stories Now Have a Dedicated Section in Google Search Results

Google is adding a new section to search results which is dedicated to AMP Stories. AMP Stories was announced over a year ago and now they’re rolling out in a big way. This news was revealed at last night’s AMP conference in Tokyo: AMP Stories now appears in a dedicated section in search results for […]

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Google Search Console Adds Report for Site Performance in Discover Feed

Google has added a new report to Search Console that will track a site’s traffic and impressions from Discover. “To provide publishers and sites visibility into their Discover traffic, we’re adding a new report in Google Search Console to share relevant statistics and help answer questions…” Data in the Discover report includes: How often a […]

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Google Assistant to Return More Detailed Search Results on Android

An update to Google Assistant on Android devices will allow it to provide better visual responses and more complete information. When answering queries, Assistant returns a screen that more resembles what you would see in Google search results. Here’s a before & after example of asking Assistant for events in Mountain View: Another new thing […]

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DuckDuckGo Upgrades Search Results for Weather Forecasts

DuckDuckGo has introduced enhanced search results for weather-related queries. The new weather format in DuckDuckGo provides more detailed information and clearer images. Weather answers are still powered by Dark Sky. Results for weather searches are also interactive, showing hourly data by clicking on each day of the week, and instant toggling of Fahrenheit and Celsius. […]

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Facebook Lets Users Search for All Active Ads That Pages Are Running

Facebook is expanding its Ad Library tool to include information about all active ads from any page. Previously, Ad Library only included information for ads related to politics or issues of national importance. It was also limited to searching by keywords. Now you can search by page. In addition to finding all ads a page […]

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