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Official tweets from Google's public liaison of search, , sharing insights on how Google search works.
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Replying to @googlewmc
You’ll also find plenty of advice about good content with the resources we offer from -- from guidelines, to help pages and our forums. Learn more here:
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Replying to @searchliaison
If you understand how raters learn to assess good content, that might help you improve your own content -- and, in turn, perhaps do better in search. You can find the raters guidelines here:
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Replying to @searchliaison
Important: search raters have no control over how pages rank. Rater data is not used in our algorithms. Rather, we use them as a restaurant might get feedback cards from diners. The feedback helps us know if our search “recipes” seem to be working….
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Replying to @searchliaison
For advice on great content, a good starting point is to review our search quality rater guidelines. Raters are people who give us feedback on if our algorithms seem to be providing good results, a way to help confirm our changes are working well….
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Replying to @searchliaison
We understand those who do less well after a core update change may still feel they need to do something. We suggest focusing on ensuring you’re offering the best content you can. That’s what our algorithms seek to reward….
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Replying to @searchliaison
This year, we shared about two broad core algorithm updates we had: in April and August. We also had a further update we can confirm, one that began the week of Sept. 24. With any broad core update, the full rollout time might be over the course of a week or longer….
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Replying to @searchliaison
Sometimes, we make broad changes to our core algorithm. We inform about those because the actionable advice is that there is nothing in particular to “fix,” and we don’t want content owners to mistakenly try to change things that aren’t issues….
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Replying to @searchliaison
Sometimes, an update may be more noticeable. We aim to confirm those when we feel there is actionable information that content owners might take. For example, when our Speed Update happened, with gave months of advanced notice and advice….
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Google SearchLiaison Oct 11
Here’s an update about updates -- updates to our search algorithms. As explained before, each day, Google usually releases one or more changes designed to improve our results. Most have little noticeable change but help us continue to incrementally improve search….
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 25
It's in the United States, and those searching for "how to register to vote" and related terms in Google Search will now find special boxes with voter registration information.
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 24
Replying to @searchliaison
Our Google SOS Alerts are gaining AI-powered flood predictions, starting in India. You can learn more on how the modeling works here:
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 24
Replying to @searchliaison
A pilot program called Pathways is adding job training and education information as part of our job search feature.
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 24
Replying to @searchliaison
Discover is the new name for Google Feed. It has new topic headers allowing you to explore a topic in depth or follow that topic. Ways to follow topics will also come to search. Learn more here including ways to customize Discover.
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 24
Replying to @searchliaison
Google Lens will be coming to Google Images in the coming weeks, allowing people to more easily find information based on a picture, rather than words.
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 24
Replying to @searchliaison
Google Images is gaining a new UI this week, designed to give more context around images to help those seeking information visually. This includes captions that we previously rolled out this year for mobile.
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 24
Replying to @searchliaison
Search results are becoming more dynamic, where categories can easily be scanned, selected and let you change all your results to be relevant to a subtopic. You can see this live now for some dog breeds and other topics will come.
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 24
Replying to @searchliaison
Activity Cards & Collections will come to Google Search later this year, allowing you to pick up on the research -- your search journey -- that you may have previously started.
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Google SearchLiaison Sep 24
Today as part of our 20th anniversary, we shared a look at how we're continuing to improve search, including supporting search "journeys," surfacing information even without a query & more visual ways of finding information. An overview, from our blog:
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Google SearchLiaison Aug 3
Replying to @searchliaison
It's been a year since we launched Google SOS Alerts: As said earlier, we continue working to improve them and to increase when they appear. For more about them in search and maps, please see our Google Crisis Response site:
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Google SearchLiaison Aug 3
Replying to @searchliaison
If you’re an agency and what to contribute to Google Public Alerts, our help page has more information. It also explains the current countries covered and sources used:
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