Trust me, I am even getting tired of reporting on Google search algorithm updates – we’ve had so many but there are numerous signs of another update. One that touched down yesterday late morning, October 16th. Most, not all, but most of the automated tracking tools are showing signs of the update and there is some chatter in the SEO communities around an update.
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Andy Simpson posted on Twitter and in the Local Search Forums a screen shot of Google showing a products and services section in the local panel result for a business. In Google My Business you have the option to fill in your products and services but it has not shown directly in the local panel in web search before now.
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Over the past week or so, Google has been testing different ways to show the people also search for feature in search and mobile search. We covered them showing up in the local results but look at these screen shots shared by Brodie Clark and Valentin Pletzer. You can see mini results, reference lists, and so much is going on here.
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Supposedly there was a local event at the main Google headquarters in Mountain View, California the other day and at that event a Googler said that 46% of all queries have local intent. I do trust the source but all I have is a tweet from this SEO on this stat.
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Google is now showing the formula used for calculating some conversions and other math problems in search. Do a search for [10 pounds to kg] or something similar and you will see a “formula” section under the answer that says “for an approximate result, divide the mass value by 2.205.”
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Google’s John Mueller said that most Google Search algorithm updates will have an impact on every site, even if the site did not see any ranking changes. John said on Twitter “our algorithms generally affect all sites in the search results, though not all of them might see changes in how they’re shown in search.”
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Google My Business Insights which gives you analytics around how well your Google local listings are doing, added a quarter filter date range to the new queries report. Google added a queries report back a few months ago, it only offered a week and month for date filters, now it offers a quarter as well.
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Google is once again testing favicons in the search results snippets near the title of the result. We’ve seen Google test this last year, in 2013, in 2009 and other times. Here is a more recent screen shot from this year from Ric Rodriguez on Twitter.
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It looks like Google also has the “people also search for” feature in the local search finder results as well. If you go to the local results and click on a result and then click back to the results, Google will show you the “people also search for” carousel under that snippet.
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