Posts by Jamie Beatty

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

Weekly Search Roundup – 31st January 2020

Google Search Console has launched a new removals tool

Google has launched a new removals tool within Google Search Console. The new tool can be accessed under the “Index” menu or by visiting https://search.google.com/search-console/removals and selecting the domain on which you wish to work.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 24th January 2020

Webpages in the featured snippet position will no longer appear in organic search results

Google has confirmed that webpages in the featured snippet position will not be repeated in organic listings. The change has been rolled out worldwide. Previously, the sight of a webpage appearing in the featured snippet position and in organic listings was common.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 17th January 2020

Google has begun to roll out a new January 2020 core update

Google announced on Monday 13th that the first core update of the year will begin to be rolled out. Whether this update will have a significant impact on rankings is still unclear.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 10th January 2020

Google has now started to display ‘request quotes’ buttons for Local Services Ads on mobile

The new functionality from Google, which includes a ‘Request Quotes’ button, is part of Local Services Ads on mobile – what is not yet clear is whether this applies to desktop as well.Read the rest

Weekly Search Roundup – 20th December 2019

Google Local Business Profiles are now showing carousels of reviews 

Google has been busy recently, with many users spotting a new carousel format on business profiles (appearing more prominently on local business profiles). This new format is great for better-promoting businesses as users can see more reviews without having to click “see all reviews”, which allows users to get a better understanding of the quality of product or service the business is offering.Read the rest