For the past few days, some searchers were only able to load a portion of the search results pages. Google said they were working on fixing the issue and as of late last night, Google said they fixed the issue. I do not see any new complaints since last night, so it can be fully fixed. … [Read more...] about Google Fixed Broken & Half Rendered Search Results Pages
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Google will announce today (Update: official announcement) the launch of SearchWiki, a major addition to its user interface that allows users to edit search results. When using SearchWiki, you can re-order, remove, or add web pages to the search results for any query. You can also add notes to specific listings. You have to be logged in to a Google account so that the changes you make will be saved and shown the next time you run the same search. … [Read more...] about Google SearchWiki Launches, Lets You Build Your Own Search Results Page
I know, as a longtime SEO consultant, that I’m supposed to hate all of the content on the page and how far down the “10 blue links” have been pushed and how much traffic sports-related websites are probably losing because there’s so much content and so little need to click to another page … but I think this is the single greatest page of search results I’ve ever seen on Bing. Here’s why: … [Read more...] about Search “Super Bowl” & See The Best Search Results Page Bing Has Ever Had
If the intent is commercial, e.g., someone looking for product information on servers, a Wikipedia entry is the last thing you want to see. The inclusion of this listing as the number one organic entry would likely signal the death of this particular results page as a search “mall.” Upon seeing the Wikipedia entry, we would pass judgment on the entire organic results set as being non relevant and would likely launch a refined search. If the Wikipedia result were further down, say in the number 3 or 4 organic spot, the impact would be much less damaging to user retention. … [Read more...] about Scanning Barriers On The Search Results Page
Google defines itself as “machine-learning first” in its approach, so we are entering an era of unprecedented – and mildly unpredictable – possibilities. If Google can integrate its Assistant software into our everyday lives, the humble search results page as we know it may soon be a thing of the past. … [Read more...] about What will the future of Google search results pages look like?