Changes to Google News

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google is now using machine learning to group top media stories in Google Search and has implemented carousels to improve search relevance and make news easy to access. When there are multiple stories related to a search, Google is organizing the results by story.

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Top Five: Google is shuttering G+

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top stories this week include Facebook’s crackdown, Google’s continuing investment in quality news, another new Instagram feature, the final throes of Google’s G+ and how all emoji are being treated equal on Twitter. Google is shuttering G+.

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Google is refreshing mobile search

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google is launching a visual refresh of the mobile search results page designed to increase transparency on the world’s favourite search engine. Google will be adding more action buttons (buy a ticket, listen to a podcast) and previews to search results cards soon.

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Google Adds New Fact Check Labels to Google Image Search Results

Social Media Today

Google is adding fact check markers to Google Image search results as another means to help reduce the spread of misinformation

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Want to own Google Page One?

Sherrilynne Starkie

If you want to own Google Page One for your key search terms, I’ve shared my secrets in this recent webinar for my friends at Agility PR, the software and services company for public relations professionals. The post Want to own Google Page One?

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7 best Google Alerts alternatives

Awario

If you care about your online presence, you need a Google Alert alternative. This is a list of such tools

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Google's Making it Easy to Join Google Meet Video Catch-Ups Via the Gmail App

Social Media Today

Google is making it easier to join Google Meet video catch-ups with a new shortcut option built into the Gmail app

#ThursdayThoughts with Google selfie searches

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google introduces celebrity selfie searches. Marketing Google selfieNow when searching for news about Will Ferrell, or any of a couple of dozen other celebrities, you’ll find a short video clip of him answering frequently asked questions.

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Google Makes Google Shopping Listings Available for Free as It Seeks to Expand Its eCommerce Stake

Social Media Today

Google is making its Google Shopping listings available free of charge, which will give its eCommerce ambitions a significant boost

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Google Expands eCommerce Connection with Free Product Listings in Search

Social Media Today

Google will make its product listings in search available for free, expanding its eCommerce connection potential

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Google Has Released a New, Pinterest-Style App called 'Keen'

Social Media Today

Google has launched a new, Pinterest-style app, which could be another measure in its efforts to keep Pinterest at bay

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Google Keep will get you organized

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google Keep is a nifty little free app that can help lift a content marketing effort to the next level. Google Keep Screenshot (Photo credit: Schockwellenreiter). Being Google, its search function is excellent too. Being Google, Keep is available for Android.

Google Rolls Out Real-Time Translation in Multiple Languages for Google Translate

Social Media Today

Google is launching a real-time audio translation option, in multiple languages, within Google Translate

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Google Publishes New Guide on Linking Google Ads and Google Analytics

Social Media Today

Google has released a new guide which outlines the benefits of linking your Google Ads and Google Analytics info to improve your ad targeting

Google Adds Quick Insights on Ad Performance and 'Keyword Themes' for Ad Targeting

Social Media Today

Google's added some new tools to help maximize your Google Ads performance

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Google Will Live Stream its Upcoming Google Marketing Live Event

Social Media Today

Google has announced that for the first time it will live-stream its upcoming Google Marketing Live event, offering a range of new insights and tips

Google Implements New Restrictions on Employment, Housing and Credit Ads

Social Media Today

Google is rolling out some new restrictions on housing, credit and employment ads, beginning in North America

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Google Suddenly Confirms Surprise Google Photos Service Cancellation

Forbes Social Media

Just four months after launch, Google is already saying goodbye to its most baffling Google Photos service. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Social Media /social-media Editors' Pick editors-pick technology

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Google Announces New, Free Digital Skills Training Sessions Online

Social Media Today

Google is expanding its free digital training sessions online, in order to meet demand amid the COVID-19 lockdowns

Top Five: Google Analytics introduces new ‘Audiences’ report

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five: Google Analytics introduces new 'Audiences' report. Google Analytics Introduces New 'Audiences' Report. Google is rolling out a new report in Analytics which analyzes a website’s custom audiences. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items . followers . votes .

HOW TO CREATE A GOOGLE MY BUSINESS POST: HOW DO I MAKE A GOOGLE POST?

Social Media with Romona

NEWS FLASH: If you have a Google My Business Listing, you should be posting to it regularly just like you do your Facebook Business… Read more. The post HOW TO CREATE A GOOGLE MY BUSINESS POST: HOW DO I MAKE A GOOGLE POST? Read to stay up-to-date on the best practices of social media marketing, email marketing, online marketing, affiliate marketing, and personal branding.

Google Provides New COVID-19 Notification Tools for Websites via Google Optimize

Social Media Today

Google has added some new ways for businesses to alert their website visitors to operations changes as a result of COVID-19

Google’s new privacy policy

Sherrilynne Starkie

Most Gmail users will have received at least one message from Google this week (I received ten) explaining the company’s new privacy policy. But this unified approach seems inevitable considering Google ubiquity across the Web. How Google Instant paid off.

Google Pledges $800 Million to COVID-19 Relief and Support Efforts

Social Media Today

Google has pledged a massive $800 million to a range of COVID-19 relief and support efforts

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Google Adds Local Ad Options Ahead of the Holidays, Including Google Maps Listings

Social Media Today

Google has announced three new local ads tools ahead of the holiday rush, including Google Maps features and local pick-up listings

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Apple and Google Release Updated Details on COVID-19 Tracing Process

Social Media Today

Google and Apple have released a new FAQ on their coming COVID-19 tracing tool, which aims to help control future outbreaks by tracing potential infections

Google Expands Access to its Business Messaging Tools from Search and Maps

Social Media Today

Google will enable more businesses to utilize is messaging tools, which connect consumers direct from search and map listings

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Google Launches Podcasts Manager to Help Podcasters Maximize Performance

Social Media Today

Google has launched a new tool which will enable podcasters to glean more insights into their audience behaviors

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Google+ Is Officially Done

The Social Media Hat

Google has officially announced the end of Google+, and the end of an era. Read more

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Google Adds More Social-Like Options to Google My Business Listings

Social Media Today

Google has announced a new set of features for Google My Business profiles, which will provide additional opportunities for business listings across Google's offerings

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Top Five: Major Google Ad overhaul and more

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five: Major Ad overhaul at Google. This week's top 5 social media must-know news including Google Ads, Instagram AI, Twitter Media, Facebook Kids and Voice Search. Google shelves Adwords. Introduces Google Ads. REPORT. Sherrilynne Starkie. Owner. items .

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Google Announces New Shopping Ads on Google Images

Social Media Today

Google is launching some new ad options to help brands reach users who are searching via Google Images

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Google Will Now Auto-Delete User Activity Data After 18 Months by Default

Social Media Today

Google has announced a change in its data retention approach, which will see it auto-delete user activity data after 18 months

Google Adds New 'Offers' Section to Google Business Profiles

Social Media Today

Google is adding a new option to Google My Business listings which will enable brands to showcase offers within search results

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Google Outlines Latest COVID-19 Tools on Google and YouTube, Including Changes to Content Reviews

Social Media Today

Google has announced a new set of updates and tools as it seeks to help the community amid the COVID-19 outbreak

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Google Launches New Tools to Assist SMBs as Part of Week Long Initiative

Social Media Today

Google has dubbed this week 'International Small Business Week', and is providing a range of educational resources and tools to assist SMBs with their digital presence

The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do.

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Google Updates Google Images to Make it Easier to Shop via Search

Social Media Today

Google has announced a new update for Google Images which will help users compare image results, with a focus on shopping

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Google Adds Auto-Generated 'Smart Replies' to YouTube Studio

Social Media Today

Google is adding its auto-generated 'Smart Replies', which provide quick response options based on machine learning, to YouTube Studio to help creators engage with their communities

12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

Came across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark! Implementation Industry Insider

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How To Create a Presence on Google+

Mindjumpers

Tweet On November 7 2011, Google+ launched their highly anticipated pages. For long, Google’s message to business has been to “hold your horses”, while they were creating a proper solution for businesses and brands. The benefits of a Google+ presence.

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Top five: Google Chrome to detect fake news with new AI extension

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook, Google, CES, BBC all make this week's list of top social media must-knows. Facebook’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home. Rumours have it that Facebook will launch its answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home at the annualy F8 Conference in May.

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Google Adds 'Curbside Pick-Up' Notifications on Business Listings to Facilitate Contact-Free Options

Social Media Today

Google has added a new 'Curbside pickup' listing option on local inventory ads and Google My Business profiles