People come to Google regularly to get information about complex tasks, whether that’s planning a trip or tackling a home improvement project. These suggestions in Chrome are inspired by past searches and help people continue exploring tasks and activities they’re engaged in more easily on Search. You can dismiss suggestions completely or for a particular task using the menu on the right hand side, or by clearing search history. Here are screen shots: … [Read more...] about Chrome Tests Google Search Suggestions With Explore On Start Screen
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Yesterday some searchers began complaining that Google search would not return search results for them. Instead, Google would return an error that reads "did not match any documents." The screen shot above is from Joe Youngblood on Twitter but it is happening to others as well - just check out the complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums. … [Read more...] about Google Search Won’t Return Search Results For Some Searchers
There’s also a problem of The Social Bubble. This is a phenomenon that’s sprung up in recent years due to the growing popularity of social media sites. When you log into Google, you’re connected to your Google+ account. Remember when Google made a big deal about modifying your search results based on past search behavior, friends’ search results, and other factors? Well, it’s been silently collecting data on you in an attempt to come up with what it thinks you want. We see this today in default search settings. For example, Google knows where you’re searching from, and displays results based on your location, by default. That’s just one way Google personalizes search results. … [Read more...] about Does Google Discriminate Against Some Businesses?
Another simple method is to use the www.isearchfrom.com website. It works a lot like Google’s AdPreview tool but allows a few additional search parameters like Safe Search settings (and a few others that don’t seem to make a difference in the results). … [Read more...] about How To Localize Google Search Results
Personally, I’ve had clients review findings and send additional data that highlights movement that was hard to uncover. For example, when a site sees seasonal traffic dips or surges and the percentage drop is harder to uncover. I actually just performed a search history analysis where that happened. The business owner remembered when he first saw a drop in growth based on the previous year. It ends up there was an unconfirmed update during that time, and the site’s growth began to decline. … [Read more...] about The Power & Importance Of A Search History Analysis For SEO Recovery