Inside Google Marketing: 3 ways we think about SEO

Google owns thousands of websites. We don’t always get search engine optimization (SEO) right, but have discovered 3 things to help with your website SEO.

from Think with Google – Discover Marketing Research & Digital Trends

Speakable Markup Is Now Supported On Google Home Hub

The Google Home Hub, the one with the display, now supports speakable markup. When the Google Home Hub first launched it did not support speakable markup, like the Google Home without the display.

from Search Engine Roundtable

Some Google AdSense Payments Delayed & Still Pending

Some Google AdSense publishers and YouTube creators are noticing that they didn’t get paid yet in November from Google. Google issues a notice that they are working on getting payments out but there is currently a delay.

from Search Engine Roundtable

Fe del Mundo, Filipino Pediatrician, Google Doodle

Today on the Google home page in the United States, Philippines, Australia and some other countries is a Google Doodle, special Google logo, for Fe del Mundo. Fe del Mundo was a Filipino pediatrician and the first woman to be admitted to Harvard Medical School.

from Search Engine Roundtable

Google Thanksgiving Search Algorithm Ranking Update

There are a nice number of SEOs and webmasters in the forums claiming they saw huge changes in terms of their rankings in Google starting on November 22nd or so. Since it was Thanksgiving day and traffic is always off on holidays, I wanted to wait it out. But there are many claims of an update, possibly a reversal of the Medic Update for some that were originally hit.

from Search Engine Roundtable

Google Tests Featured Snippet Image Carousel

Google is also testing a format for the featured snippets that lets you see multiple images in the position zero slot with a carousel format. So you can flip through the images in the featured snippet format.

from Search Engine Roundtable

Google Really Launches Zero Search Results For Time, Conversions & Math

This is not a joke, Google has officially launched showing zero search results – yes, showing no actual search results – for a some very specific types of queries. When someone searches for time/date, conversion or math related answers – Google may just show the answer with a button to click to see the search results.

from Search Engine Roundtable

Google Featured Snippet Refinement Bubbles Video Option

Google seems to be showing a special query refinement option in the featured snippets section to show videos. Eric Hedekar from Moz (formerly STAT) shared two screen shots of this in action on Twitter.

from Search Engine Roundtable