Category Archives: SEM & SEO

Google Testing Things To Do Carousel Overlay

Google is testing a new user interface for the “things to do” carousel. In this test, Google is overlaying the results on top of the search results, instead of taking you into a new page and set of search results. This was spotted by Khushal Bherwani who called this the Things to do carousel in […]

May 2022 Core Replace, Title Hyperlink Replace & A lot Extra

Hope you all had a nice July 4th weekend, here is the July 2022 Google webmaster report to catch you up on the past month. We had two confirmed algorithm updates this past month and many unconfirmed. We also had changes to Search Console, SEO documentation updates, local and maps features and tons of user […]

Jaimie Clark and Jon Clark from Razorfish to New York Time’s Wirecutter & Centerfield & Microsoft & NBC Universal

Jaimie and Jon Clark came for a visit and we all spoke SEO and a lot more. Jaimie Clark is the VP of SEO at Centerfield, she was previously the Head of SEO at Wirecutter, a New York Times company. Jon Clark runs his own firm, Moving Traffic Media and was previously an SEO at […]

Google Be Colorful Signal from Peter The Greeter

Here is a photo from Peter the Greeter at the GooglePlex in front of a “Be Colorful” sign that is super colorful with a lot of fun scenery around it. I assume this was for the Pride celebrations at the Google office. He shared this on Instagram. This post is part of our daily Search […]

Google Robotically Choosing Background Colours For Search Outcome Snippet Photographs

Over the past few months Google has been auto-selecting background colors not just for image search results and not just for shading Google Shopping Ads but also for images added to the search result snippets in Google Search. Punit spotted this a few months ago and he shared a couple examples on Twitter that shows […]

Google Shopping Search Discover Filter For Black, Women, Veteran & Latino Owned Companies

Google has recently added a new “Discover” filter to the Google Shopping search side bar to filter shopping results by Black-owned, Latino-owned, Veteran-owned or Women-owned businesses. I think this was added at least a few months ago when Google added the smaller stores filter but I’m not 100% sure on timing. For some searches, you […]

Google Auto Information Panel Labels Hybrid & Electrical Automobiles With Inexperienced Font

Google Search has a knowledge panel for automobile and car related searches. If you search for a vehicle where there is an electric and/or hybrid option available, Google will say “hybrid available” and put that font in green. This was spotted by Melissa Fach who said on Twitter “Haven’t seen this in KPs before – […]

New Google Wealthy Outcomes Pointers Stop Prohibited, Regulated Or Dangerous Products

Google Search has added new content guidelines to the rich results help document. These new guidelines directly disallow you to markup product or content that are widely prohibited or regulated, or that can facilitate serious harm to self or others. Google said it will simply not show rich results on such products. Product examples include […]

Google Find Locations Via Opinions

Google seems to be testing or slowly rolling out a new local search feature in the main web search results named Find places through reviews. Google will show a review carousel for select local businesses that match your query in this web search feature. This was spotted by both Celeste Gonzalez and Andy Simpson, Celeste […]