Chrome’s Latest Updates Include New “OK Google” Voice Search Capabilities Earlier this week, Google released new updates for Chrome OS devices, including new “hotwording” capabilities. According to the announcement, the “Okay Google” voice search is now available on Chrome’s New Tab Page and Google.com (the US version only). Darrell Etherington reported on TechCrunch that the new “Okay Google” voice search for Chrome works automatically, without […] … [Read more...] about MetaFilter Filtered By Google, RetailMeNot Debates Panda Reports & Google Drops Authorship
It looks like Google has killed off the Sitelinks searchbox that launched in 2014 and has been shown for many sites in the mobile and desktop search results. The sitelinks search box showed a search box in the search results snippet for some sites that lets you search within the site, like a site command but in the Google search results. … [Read more...] about Google Drops Sitelinks Search Box
Some of the sites above have been hit for the first time by a Panda update, while we o found some domains that have already been punished by Panda, got back some visibility and then have dropped again now with this new update 2.5. Next to some (faqs.org, ohinternet.com) drops, it looks like there is a pretty obvious pattern behind the update: … [Read more...] about Google Panda USA Update 2.5
The interesting thing is that the Google help docs still says there is such a thing as live wait times. It reads "Live visit data: Shows how active your location is right now. Live visit data is updated in real time and overlaid on the popular times graph. For example, in the image below, the highlighted section of the graph represents how active the location is right now compared to its usual level of activity." … [Read more...] about Is Google Dropping Live Wait Times In Local Panel?
Google Maps and Local might be removing anonymous reviews, sometimes shown as reviews by a Googler Users, from the local reviews on local business profiles. They are no longer making up the star ratings in the Google local knowledge panel and now some are saying the reviews are no longer even showing up at all when you click through to read all reviews. … [Read more...] about Google Dropping Anonymous Local Reviews?