It appears that Google has increased the number of times they are showing image thumbnails in the mobile search results snippets. A report by RankRanger, which I covered yesterday at Search Engine Land, shows that 75% of the search results they track have at least one image thumbnail in the results - which is up from 40%.While Eric Hedekar from Moz agrees with the 75% figure, he said he thinks it has been that way for some time. Although the number of image thumbnails have gone up a lot on a specific search result set. Google has been showing image thumbnails in the long time now. Google even is testing showing them on desktop results.In any event here are RankRanger charts, this first one shows the increase in how often they show up for any given query:The second one shows the average number of mobile Image Thumbnails on page one jumped to five on March 11th:Google gave us a statement at Search Engine Land "We’re always working on new ways to enhance Search with helpful … [Read more...] about Google Increases Number Of Image Thumbnails In Mobile Search Results
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Erik Newton It has been just about a year since Google first announced that they had begun their mobile-first algorithm rollout. This shift in the Google algorithm has forced a number of brands to step out of their previous paradigm of focusing on desktop users and giving some secondary thought to mobile users, and instead place their emphasis on mobile users. Google has completed their rollout in increments, which means that not every site transitioned at the same time or that they have migrated yet. The search engine giant announced at the end of this year that just over half of all sites now are indexed through the mobile-first algorithm. Which version of my site did Google crawl? Google has said that they transitioned sites when their own testing indicated that the website was adequately prepared. When the site seemed ready for the mobile-first crawl, they notified the site owner through Google Search Console. If you are not sure about the status of your site, you … [Read more...] about Mobile-First Algorithm: Did You Make These Mistakes?
May 2, 2018 by Kristien Matelski Mobile, Search Engine Optimization Vizion Interactive We here at Vizion have been stressing to our clients for many months now about the importance of implementing our mobile site optimization recommendations. In fact, we’ve been stressing it SO much, that we fear we may be sounding like broken records. But be warned, Mobile-First is NOT #fakenews. So, instead of just another post about why getting your ducks in a row for Mobile-First is so important, we thought we’d synthesize some articles that other thought leaders have published on the topic (including Google itself) that we think are important, and if you don’t feel like reading each article, we’re going to share our highlights – lucky you! We hope you enjoy the straight and to the point (and a bit sassy) commentary from Vizion experts Lisa Ainza and Shanti Shunn below. Read a few of the articles if you have time, and then get to optimizing! Using Page Speed in … [Read more...] about Mobile-First Indexing is NOT #FakeNews
Google Image Search has added a new filter option to the mobile version of image search. Right under the search box, it now gives you quick filter links to filter for the latest images, GIFs, clip art, colors and copyright. You can even drag the bar to the left to show more color filtering options. At the end of the filter options is an option for filtering for “labeled for reuse.” Here is a screen shot: After you click the filter — in this case, I clicked red — you get filtered results based on your selection: Google has not yet announced this new filter option, but it seems it is now rolling out in the mobile image search results. About The Author Barry Schwartz RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, … [Read more...] about Google mobile image search adds new quick filters
If you’re one of those third-party image services that works with Twitter, it might be time to start thinking about a pivot. Having already circled its API wagons to the detriment of LinkedIn users, Instagram users, and angering many with its new developer ecosystem vision, Twitter appears set to drop the hammer next on companies like TwitPic, yFrog and other image services. According to BuzzFeed, Twitter is about to drop support for third-party image services from its official apps — perhaps in the next round of app updates. Noah Everett, founder of TwitPic, tells BuzzFeed that Twitter’s move is “one of those things we thought was coming,” and says “it might be a big death blow to smaller companies.” The writing’s been on the wall for a while now, so even those smaller companies should be expecting Twitter to do something like this, and soon. The company has been clear in its desire to control the user experience as much as possible … [Read more...] about Report: Outside Image Services Next On Twitters Hit List