September 27, 2016

Google Trips Makes Traveling Stress Free

September 21, 2016 Rich Ord

Google has created a comprehensive new travel app, Get Trips, available for both Android & iOS mobile devices, that push it further into the travel industry. The new travel app, targeted toward sight seeing consumers, is both a trip planner and coordinator, giving you helpful suggestions on things to see […]

Google Drive Gets Natural Language Search

September 21, 2016 Rich Ord

Google has brought the natural search capabilities of Google Search to Drive, making it easier and more intuitive to find your company files. Google is rolling out Natural Language Processing (NLP) worldwide and immediately so that people can search Drive in the same manner as they search the internet. With […]

Google Enables Searching of Copyright Removal Database

September 7, 2016 Rich Ord

Google released today an updated Transparency Report on their copyright removal requests from Google search results. These requests come from copyright owners who claim that sites linked to in Google search results are violating copyright laws. Often these pages are auto-scraped exact copies of a site trying to steal Google […]

Google Lowers Ranking on Mobile Interstitials

August 24, 2016 Rich Ord

Google announced that on January 10, 2017 they are going to lower the mobile search ranking of sites with interstitial ads popping up in front of content. This is something that many mobile searchers will applaud and many publishers will not be too happy about. “To improve the mobile search […]

Google Offers Full Coverage of 2016 Rio Olympic Games

August 2, 2016 SearchNewz Staff

Google is gearing up to be the go-to place for Rio Olympic Games information. “Next week, the 2016 cauldron will be lit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where thousands of athletes will come together to represent the strength and pride of their home countries with the world as their audience,” […]

Facebook Focuses on Search

August 1, 2016 Rich Ord

Facebook is moving into the search space aggressively, definitely to help it compete with Twitter and perhaps even Google in the future. Facebook launched true keyword search in late 2014 that allows users to search not just profile names or just your friends posts, but also everyone’s public posts. And, […]

Google Ranking Factors as of 2016

July 27, 2016 Rich Ord

What is and isn’t a ranking factor in search? Here are the latest thoughts by industry experts on search ranking factors and particularly Google Ranking Factors as they are in 2016. Content & Links Are the Two Most Important Ranking Signals Eric Enge noted in a post that he participated […]

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