Google Publishes Annual Bad Ads Statistics Every year, Google gets faster and more efficient at removing ads that violate its policies. In 2017, over 3.2 billion ‘bad ads‘ were removed, which translates to an average of 100 bad ads per second. These bad ads included: … [Read more...] about This Week in Search: 5 Moves by Google!
Brad Brewer who follows Google's hotel search results really closely spotted Google now showing a "similar hotels" carousel in the local knowledge panel of a hotel result in Google Maps. Personally, I cannot currently replicate it but Brad posted this screen shot: … [Read more...] about Google Adds Similar Hotels Carousel To Local Panel
The people also ask box which launched in Google organic desktop results in February 2018 has also launched last month for the Google search ads on desktop. This was only recently spotted by John Leo Weber on Twitter and Ginny Marvin got confirmation from Google. … [Read more...] about Google Adds People Also Search For Box For Search Ads
How To View The Text-Only Version Of A URL In Google’s Cache Replace the text string at the end of the Full Version of the cache URL with &num=1&strip=1&vwsrc=0. For example, here’s the Full Version cache URL for our homepage using a Safari browser with the text string to be replaced bolded. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uEClgfqmc7cJ:www.localseoguide.com/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari To see the Text-Only version, replace the bolded string with &num=1&strip=1&vwsrc=0, so http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uEClgfqmc7cJ:www.localseoguide.com/&num=1&strip=1&vwsrc=0. If you want to see what it looks like in different languages, countries or browsers you can add the following parameters to the string:&client=safari (or whichever browser you want) &hl=en (or whichever language you want) &gl=us (or whichever country you want)So it would look … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Google Cache Text Strings
If you are logged into your Google My Business account and do a search for your business, you may see a call to action from Google to add Google Posts to your Google local knowledge panel. Here is a screen shot from my business where Google is saying "add a post, tell customers about a special event, deal or product." … [Read more...] about Google Add Google Posts In Local Knowledge Panel