Posts by Jamie Beatty

Weekly Search Roundup – 24th April 2020

Local businesses can solicit GoFundMe donations via Bing Places

A new donation feature is now available on Bing for local businesses, this comes from Bing and GoFundMe partnering up together to increase donations to help any businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 17th April 2020

Facebook introduces hours and services update for COVID-19 

Facebook has introduced changes that allow users to publish updates regarding hours and services on Facebook Pages, as well as marking themselves as “temporarily closed” similar to Google My Business. Businesses with Facebook Pages will also be able to pin posts to the top of their timelines to make sure important messages get across to customers.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 3rd April 2020

Snapchat reveals a new lens builder to allow AR campaigns to be setup in minutes

Snapchat has recently revealed a new product called “Lens Web Builder” that allows businesses to create AR-based ads within the Ad Manager. When Snapchat was developing this new lens builder, the company wanted to ensure it included three factors: simplicity, budget, and speed.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 27th March 2020

Google has now removed right sidebar featured snippets

Google has begun to migrate the featured snippet sidebar into the main search results, which is all part of the plan announced in January to crack down on deduplication for featured snippets. If you currently hold the position for a right sidebar featured snippet, the changes mean your URL will only appear once on the main search results.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 20th March 2020

Bing’s Coronavirus tracker allows you to filter data, news and video by region

In light of the ongoing pandemic, Bing has launched a Coronavirus tracker that shows the number of confirmed cases worldwide. This new resource from Bing allows users to view recent news or videos by region.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 13th March 2020

Google is putting stricter rules in place for GMB image guidelines

Google has started to crack down on the content that is uploaded to Google My Business listings by reviewing all images and videos before they are published. Google has made it clear that any content that you intend to upload must be relevant to the business and also must be taken at the location.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 6th March 2020

Google enforces stricter guidelines for FAQ markup

Google has introduced an updated set of guidelines for FAQ schema markup, which states that you can no longer include duplicate question and answers if they appear on multiple pages of your site. The new guidelines released by Google include the following statement, “If you have FAQ content that is repetitive on your site (meaning, the same question and answer appear on multiple pages on your site), mark up only one instance of that FAQ for your entire site.”Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 28th February 2020

Google mobile-first indexing is to be rolled out to all sites this year

Google has detected and contacted sites with issues relating to mobile-first indexing via Search Console, as Google expects to apply this type of indexing across all sites within the next 12 months.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 21st February 2020

Is Tik Tok the next big marketing platform?

Created in 2016, Tik Tok is a mobile video app that currently has over 500 million users. The platform allows users to create short looping videos, which can last from 15 seconds to a 1 minute long (videos can be edited using in-app effects similar to other social media apps such as Snapchat and Instagram).Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 14th February 2020

Google has added review snippets, performance and enhancement, and testings reports to Search Console

Google has announced new reports, which have now been added to Google Search Console.

The reports include:

  • Rich snippet enhancement report
  • Rich snippet performance report
  • Review snippet in rich results test

Rich snippet enhancement reportThis new type of report is only available for those who have structured data for reviews and ratings implemented on their sites.Read the rest