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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 Feb 20
Soon, we will begin beta testing a new way for sites to display licensing information about content that appears in Google Images. The new badging and license information display isn't live yet, but you can prepare your content for it now. Learn more:
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Google SearchLiaison Feb 19
Who’s going to SXSW? We’d love to hang out and get your feedback on Search products available for musicians. 🎶🎶🎶 Learn more about our "How to Engage New Fans on Search" session and fill out this form to get in touch:
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 30
Replying to @searchliaison
You can learn more about our Google’s SOS Alerts and Crisis Response on our site:
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 30
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Our Google SOS Alert for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus also shows Help & Information links, along with Safety Tips. We’ll update with further information as needed and relevant....
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 30
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Google SOS Alerts show any relevant news content in our regular “Top Stories” box, followed by any relevant local updates. Currently we are showing the same alerts globally about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Over time, these will localize if needed....
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 30
Replying to @searchliaison
You know an alert is active because of the SOS Alert header that appears at the top of the page. You can use the sharing icon on the right-side of the header to generate a link to share the Google search page with the special alert information with others....
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 30
Today we launched an SOS Alert for searches at Google related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. We do these regularly for crisis events around the world where public safety might be at risk . Here’s a refresher on what you’ll find....
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Google Communications Jan 30
Today we launched an SOS Alert w/ , to make resources about easily accessible. When people search for related info on , they’ll find the alert atop results page w/ direct access to safety tips, info, resources & Twitter updates from WHO.
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 24
Replying to @searchliaison
An important update! We’ve heard your feedback about the look. We always want to make Search better, so we’re going to experiment with new placements for favicons on desktop. Please see here for more:
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 24
Replying to @searchliaison
Here’s our full statement on why we’re going to experiment further. Our early tests of the design for desktop were positive. But we appreciate the feedback, the trust people place in Google, and we’re dedicating to improving the experience.
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 24
Replying to @searchliaison
Our experimenting will begin today. Over the coming weeks, while we test, some might not see favicons while some might see them in different placements as we look to bring a modern look to desktop….
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 24
Last week we updated the look of Search on desktop to mirror what’s been on mobile for months. We’ve heard your feedback about the update. We always want to make Search better, so we’re going to experiment with new placements for favicons….
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 23
Replying to @searchliaison
For those asking, this causes no change in Search Console performance reports. We only log the topmost appearance of a URL as its position. Featured snippets were already counted, duplicate appearances were not. See also:
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 23
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If there are more answers to common questions that come up from this change, we'll add to this thread.
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 23
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Some have noted that a deduplicated URL may appear on the second page of results. This is not a guaranteed position, nor by design, nor might it stay that way. Deduplication does not purposefully move the deduplicated URL to the second page....
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 23
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Deduplication does not happen with other features, such as Top Stories or Interesting Finds. Deduplication also only happens for the exact URL in the featured snippet and only within the first page of results....
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 23
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Deduplication does not happen for video featured snippets. It does for a featured snippet-variant that may resemble a Knowledge Panel on desktop, to the right side of results. This will likely stop later this week and resume when those move inline with main results....
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 23
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This change launched yesterday for 100% of our search results globally. There’s no change to the overall set of web results we are showing. There are still ten unique listings, as before. Deduplicating simply means we’re no longer showing any of those unique listings twice....
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 23
If a web page listing is elevated into the featured snippet position, we no longer repeat it in the first page of results. This declutters the results & helps users locate relevant information more easily. Featured snippets count as one of the ten web page listings we show....
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Google SearchLiaison Jan 16
Replying to @searchliaison
Our goal with these types of messages is to help content producers understand if there are opportunities they’re missing. We’ll be reviewing the wording of these messages to better achieve that goal and not inadvertently cause concerns.
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