Google adds rich results for podcasts to SERPs

On its Developers blog , Google stealthily launched some new guidelines for structured data to bring rich results for podcasts to search results. To date, this is only available via Google Home or the Google Search app v6.5 or higher on Android devices, but support for Chrome on Android is coming soon.  This was first noted over on Search Engine Roundtable , and Google provided an image to show how this will look in practice: Podcasts can be indexed and embedded in results, which could be a particularly useful functionality for Google Home and smartphones.

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Is Google’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ad the future of paid voice search?

Google sparked a small firestorm last week as reports surfaced that its intelligent assistant device Google Home had delivered what appeared to be an unsolicited advertisement to unsuspecting owners. The reports first emerged on Reddit and Twitter, where users who own Google Home devices posted that Google slipped in an ad for Disney’s new  Beauty and the Beast movie.

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How to create SEO-friendly content

Good content is important, but it also needs to rank high on SERPs if you want to reach a wider audience with it. Here’s how to create search engine-friendly content . Quality is always important when producing new content, but it’s the SEO that can boost your efforts of reaching a target audience.

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The SEO benefits of using WordPress to publish your content

Creating and launching a fully-fledged website is not enough to get your brand noticed by itself. In order to improve your online visibility, you will need to carry out SEO ( search engine optimization ) practices. If you want to achieve a higher ranking on Google and other search engines, you’ll need to get serious about search engine optimization.

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7 quick ways to use content marketing to boost search ranking

Content marketing can be very effective in increasing traffic, generating leads, enabling sales – and contributing to SEO . So how can businesses use it to improve their search rankings? When done well, content marketing can contribute to boosting a site’s position in search rankings.

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The psychology of search intent: Converting moments that matter

Nineteen years ago, the company that is now called Alphabet Inc. launched Google Web Search, which would quickly become the most widely used internet search engine in the world. That search engine, which at first relied primarily on text data and backlinks to determine search priority ranking, has become increasingly sophisticated where its myriad features are concerned.

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What were Google’s biggest search algorithm updates of 2016?

Yes, we’re well into 2017 now and Google has already rolled out a significant algorithm update this year. But of course every SEO worth her salt knows that last year’s algo updates are significant indicators of the changes to come – search engines are known for making slow and incremental adjustments to their filters.

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Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered search engine Meta

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, the $45 billion philanthropic organisation founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, has made its first acquisition – of a search engine. The Initiative announced on Monday that it would be acquiring Meta , a scientific search engine that uses artificial intelligence to make connections between research papers. The search start-up, which was founded in 2010, previously charged some users for subscriptions or custom solutions, but the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative intends to make it free to all after spending a few months enhancing the product

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