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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
Google Rebrands AdWords To Google Ads After Almost 18 YearsGoogle has announced they are rebranding their 17+ year old brand money maker, AdWords, to simply Google Ads. Google launched AdWords back on October 23, 2000, almost 18 years ago, and was the driving force behind Google’s profits and power…
Google AdWords Overview Page New Words & Ad Group Shift CardsGoogle said on Google+ and Twitter that two new cards have come to the AdWords overview page for advertisers. Google has brought New Words card and Ad group Shifts insight card to the overview page…
Google: Every URL Indexed Has A Canonical URL AssignedGoogle’s John Mueller explained on Twitter twice the other day that every single URL Google has in their index automatically has a canonical URL assigned. John said “any URL that’s indexed implicitly has a canonical URL (which might be the same [URL])…
Google On Expanding The Google Indexing APIYesterday we reported how Google released the Google Indexing API specifically for job posting URLs but if you look closely at the wording…
Google My Business Launches Subjective Attributes In InsightsGoogle quietly said on Twitter that they launched “subjective attributes to provide more information in your insights tab.” Subjective attributes (e.g. whether your business is popular with locals) rely on the opinions of Google users whoâve visited your business…
Googlers Watching World Cup In Conference RoomStock holders, here is what your company is doing with your money – having their employees watch the World Cup, during business hours, in a work conference room. I guess this is more common than one
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
“Ok Google, ¿cómo será mi día.” You can now speak Spanish to your Google Home in the US. Here’s how → https://t.co/3DnbfTr4ZU… https://t.co/c01EyTAubQ, Made by Google on Twitter
We are proud to have a profitable business model that doesn’t rely on collecting personal data. Our Founder & CEO explains how we make money & why companies like Google & Facebook could still be wildly profitable without invasive, DuckDuckGo on Twitter
When there are five new restaurants…on one block. Let us help you decide where to go. Your match tells you how likely you are to love a place based on your tastes. Now available on Android. https://t.co/OSCQpLJuDP… https://t., Google Maps on Twitter
With the addition of recipes, Google’s Job Postings Status Report become the Rich Results Status Report https://t.co/eUxb2p1Li0… https://t.co/ZfqE6fjmhM, Aaron Bradley on Twitter
As I said, Google Images needs a landing page where the user can go to see the image in context. If there’s no landing page, there’s no point showing the image in the results… https://t.co/Cdgj1GDitO, Gary Illyes on Twitter
In the 6+ years since I started at Google, web pages have gotten much heavier. According to @HTTPArchive & @rick_viscomi, data demands on desktop have tripled, while mobile sites are six+ times larger, measured in kilobytes. Let’s, Louis Gray on Twitter
Small experiment with auto-generated thumbnails on YouTube, YouTube Help
Search Engine Land Stories:
Other Great Search Stories:
Analytics
Industry & Business
Links & Promotion Building
Local & Maps
Mobile & Voice
SEO
PPC
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