Search and Social

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