Optimising for Google’s Quick Answer Box

May 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Google, Research, Rich Snippets, SEO, Technical

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“Answer Boxes” or “Rich Answers” are the search result features that appear at the top of some queries in Google Search. While they’ve been the subject of much debate (are they good for your site traffic? Is it fair of Google to display your content in this way? etc.), they’re almost certainly here to stay. […]

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What Triggers Twitter Results in Google Search?

April 14, 2016 by  
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What Triggers Twitter Results in Google Search? An Analysis.. I recently wrote about what seems to influence who turns up when a Google search page carries a Twitter feature (short version, follower count and verified status). However, in that piece we avoided the question of “what makes the result trigger in the first place?”. To […]

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Examining Traffic From Google’s AMP Carousel

April 11, 2016 by  
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On April 4th I noticed we were seeing some growth in traffic to one of the AMP versions of our posts. A quick check in analytics revealed the AMP version of this post had indeed enjoyed an uplift in traffic. With a bit more digging I found Builtvisible ranking Google’s AMP carousel for “Google”. I […]

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How Google Works

April 4, 2016 by  
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A transcription of Google engineer Paul Haahr’s session at SMX entitled “How Google Works”. It’s very rare that we get to hear from a Google Search Engineer at a Search Industry conference. There are always lots of helpful Google Webmaster Analysts present but since Matt Cutts became a little less visible on the conference circuit […]

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