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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

Weekly Search Roundup – 9th December 2019

Google Maps is becoming more social with a new Local Guides follow feature 

For many years, Google’s Local Guides program has provided reviews, images, and other content. However, the guides are about to become visible. Many users from various cities across the world will have the ability to follow Local Guides and see local recommendations of places and things to do in those areas.Read the rest

SEO and PR

PR and SEO: How To Find The Perfect Balance To Create Optimised And Newsworthy Content

PR and SEO can often be worlds apart. For some businesses they are sworn enemies, with teams refusing to work with each other, leading to separate PR campaigns to promote the brand and SEO strategies to improve traffic and ranking. Other businesses and agencies see the value of combining the practices and creating an overarching strategy to achieve and exceed goals.… Read the rest

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Ashes Fever Has Struck Down Much Of The UK… And We’re All Searching The Symptoms!

At approximately 4.10pm on a glorious August Bank Holiday Sunday, the country stopped for a second. Headingley certainly fell silent. The Ashes had been lost. Nathan Lyon was about to run England tailender Jack Leach out and send the Australians back home with the Ashes in tow.… Read the rest

Amazon Alexa

Voice Search Tips – Optimising for Digital Assistants

Voice search is on the rise and according to comScore, voice searches will account for 50% of all searches in 2020. Question is, are you ready for voice search? Today we will run through the current digital assistants available, the search engines they use and tips for optimising for voice.… Read the rest