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Google SearchLiaison Aug 4
How do we improve Google Search? Research, testing, experiments and over 10,000 real people -- search quality raters -- who help us measure if our automated systems are delivering great search results. Learn more about our processes in today's blog post:
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Google SearchLiaison Jul 31
Unless you're ready to dance, please do not search for [cha cha slide] and click on the microphone. With your volume turned on. For the 20th anniversary of the song. Unless you're ready, that is.
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Google SearchLiaison Jul 21
Replying to @searchliaison
Please see here for an update on this issue:
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Google SearchLiaison Jul 21
Replying to @searchliaison
We apologize for the concerns caused by this issue and appreciate it being brought to our attention.
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Google SearchLiaison Jul 21
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Today’s issue affected sites representing a range of content and different viewpoints. Our ranking systems don’t index, rank or classify content based on political lean, as we’ve explained in our How Search Works site:
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Google SearchLiaison Jul 21
Today we became aware of an issue that impacted some navigational and site: operator searches. We investigated & have since fixed the bug. Contrary to some speculation, this did not target particular sites or political ideologies….
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Google SearchLiaison Jul 21
We are aware of an issue with the site: command that may fail to show some or any indexed pages from a website. We are investigating this and any potentially related issues.
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Google SearchLiaison Jul 16
We’ve updated our publisher support content related to Discover, including guidance around article titles, enabling high-quality large images and having timely, engaging content. More here:
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Google SearchLiaison Jul 13
The Google Books Ngram Viewer has now been updated with fresh data through 2019. Previously, data stopped at 2012. The viewer allows tracking the occurrence of words & phrases in books over time. Learn more about the viewer here:
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Sundar Pichai Jun 24
Privacy is at the heart of everything we do, and we’ll keep challenging ourselves to do more with less. As a next step, today we’re changing our data retention practices to make auto-delete the default for our core activity settings.
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 22
Is that image of a shark swimming down a street in Houston real? Google Images now has "Fact Check" labels to help inform you in some cases like this (no, it was not real). Our post today explains more about how & when fact checks appear in Google Images:
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 18
Replying to @searchliaison
We've now resolved the issue that was not displaying the first term of prime ministers who served non-consecutive terms, such as for Churchill, Wilson, MacDonald & Baldwin: Our apologies again for the concerns caused.
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 14
Replying to @searchliaison
We apologise again for concerns caused by this issue with Sir Winston Churchill’s Knowledge Graph image. We will be working to address the underlying cause to avoid this type of issue in the future.
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 14
Replying to @searchliaison
Normally, the image would update quickly. In this case, a bug in our systems prevented a new representative image from updating. As a result, Churchill’s entry lacked an image from late April until this weekend, when the issue was brought to our attention & resolved soon after...
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 14
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Following our procedures, human reviewers processed the feedback, determined the image wasn’t most representative of Churchill & we blocked the unrepresentative image to allow the systems to automatically select a different one, according to our policies:
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 14
Replying to @searchliaison
At the end of April, we received feedback that the image of Churchill automatically selected by our systems wasn’t representative of him. The systems had selected a picture of a younger Winston Churchill (shown below), while he’s more famously & iconically pictured when older...
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 14
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We’ve now reviewed why the image of Sir Winston Churchill failed to update. We regularly receive and review feedback about information we display from our Knowledge Graph, as explained here....
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 14
Replying to @searchliaison
We’ve now resolved the issue that was preventing the picture of Sir Winston Churchill from being updated to appear in his knowledge panel and Knowledge Graph-related lists. Again, this was not purposeful. Our apologies for the concerns caused.
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 14
Replying to @searchliaison
When the Knowledge Graph image is restored for Churchill, his image will again be shown in Knowledge Graph-generated content, where only his name shows now. Again, apologies for concern caused. You can learn more about how our Knowledge Graph works here:
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Google SearchLiaison Jun 14
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We don’t have an exact time for when Churchill’s Knowledge Graph image will be restored, but it will be as rapidly done as possible. We’ll want to explore exactly why an automatic update caused it to disappear & see if there are any improvements in those systems to address….
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