Google announced a bunch of new Google Assistant features yesterday. One big one, I think, is Google “Assistant can now help you complete your purchase in only a few steps powered by Duplex on the web.”
Google’s Martin Splitt said something we all know to be true for a while now, he said on Twitter that the “cached view is a basically unmaintained legacy feature.” I asked Martin if he is cool with me sharing this and he said “yea sure, I think we’ve said that […]
Google Search can now not only show product results with images, and not only the ratings, pricing and if the product in stock but now Google is also showing if there is a nearby store that is open with that product. Here is a screenshot of this from Brian Freiesleben […]
Yesterday Google tweaked the design for when it shows knowledge panel information in the search results. On desktop search, it is showing these search result filter buttons that swap in the filtered results at the top, as opposed to anchoring you down to the specific section in the search result […]
Google’s Pascal Birchler, Developer Relations Engineer, posted a nice video on how to get started with Web Stories. The video goes through what Web Stories are, how to create Web Stories, and how to rank well and get traffic using your Web Stories.
Google is now able to show in the “people also search for” query refinement feature local business listings and map results. Valentin Pletzer noticed this and posted a screenshot on Twitter which you can see here.
Google posted a list of changes or updates rolling out now and in the upcoming months for the Merchant Center product data specifications. Google said “this year’s updates focus on improving the quality of product information across free listings and Shopping ads.”
The other day I saw Paul Haahr, a Google Search engineer vet, retweet something shared by Daphne Keller, former Google Search lawyer, who shared Facebook VP’s Nick Clegg Medium piece. With me so far? Anyway, the tweet from Daphne Keller “we will reward this behavior until you adapt your business […]
A few years ago, Google began displaying for some related searches (also people also ask flavors) image icons near the query refinement option. Now, it seems Google is showing a text icon for when text is found inside the refinement option, and not just images.
Google first launched what it called cameos, selfie style videos from well-known people, back in 2017. Generally those shows up for people’s own knowledge panels, like you would see for a search on my name. But now, it seems Google is showing them for product searches and more generic searches.