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 Provides Official End Date for Google+

Social Media Today

Google has outlined the official timeline for the closure of Google+, giving users time to download any content they might want to keep

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#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 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 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 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.

Improvements to Google+

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google recently announced improvements to Google+ Hangouts and photos. For the first time Google+ Hangouts, which I use quite a lot, support both location sharing and SMS. Google can now recognize more than a thousand different objects, which means tagging and search become a lot easier. Google says that is has more than 540 million active users and that 1.5 The Google+ social network is still experience strong and fast growth. Google Hangouts 2.0

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Google+ for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

I am following up with an in-depth look at Google+. Google+ has an estimated 300 million active users - far from the ghost town people believe it to be. Statistics also show that Google+ is the second most actively used social platform boasting users in over 31 markets.

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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 .

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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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 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’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+ 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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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 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 Adds New Visual Ad Options for YouTube and Google Images

Social Media Today

Google is rolling out some new ad options for the holidays, including Shopping Ads in YouTube and Google Images

7 Google Search Shortcuts You Need to Know

Social Media Today

Seven time-saving Google search shortcuts

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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 Announces Expansion of Voice Assistant Options

Social Media Today

Google's expanding its voice search tools to cater to more usage behaviors and needs

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12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

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

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Google Adds New 'Follow' Feature for Businesses in Google Maps

Social Media Today

Google has added a new option which enables users to follow businesses on Google Maps and get updates for coming events

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 Expedites Shut Down of Google+ After Discovery of API Bug

Social Media Today

Google has announced that it will shut down Google+ earlier than expected after the discovery of a new bug

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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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Avoiding Google Penalties

The Realtime Report

Avoiding Google Penalties. While one will find numerous SEO experts in their circle, making sure that the website is keeping up with everything that does not get flagged by Google is not everyone’s cup of tea. Even Google Has No Tolerance For Plagiarism.

Google Takes Aim at Pinterest with 'Style Ideas' and Improved Google Shopping

Social Media Today

Google is looking to up its eCommerce potential, and fend off potential competition from Pinterest, with two new additions

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Google Will Now Highlight Individual Podcast Links Within Search Results

Social Media Today

Recognizing the rising popularity of podcasts, Google will now display individual podcast episodes within relevant search results

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Google Provides New Options in Google Trends, Boosting Utility

Social Media Today

Google has added some new features into Google Trends, making it an even better data resource

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Google Ready To Rollout Page Speed Report In Search Console

BeingOptimist

It is good news for the webmasters that Google has started the process of publicly rolling out highly anticipated page speed report in Search Console which was announced 6 months ago. Also Read, How To Use Google Webmaster Tools. Featured Google Products Latest News

Saying Goodbye to Google+

Oktopost

Following the shutdown of Google+, we will be removing the option to connect new Google+ pages and publish content to Google+. Previously scheduled content will be published on Google+ as planned until March 9, 2019. Inside Oktopost Social Media Management

Google Launches 'Google Shopping 100' to Highlight Trending Products Based on Search Data

Social Media Today

Google has launched a new listing of the top 100 product trends in a range of categories based on Google search volume increases over the past year

You star in this Google ad

Sherrilynne Starkie

You might be unwittingly embarking on one right now thanks to Google. The change automatically affects Google+ users who are over 18 years of age, although users can opt out. Featured Headline Social Media advertising Content marketing digiital endorsement ads Google

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Google Adds New Options to Manage Your Search Presence to its Google My Business App

Social Media Today

Google has announced a range of new updates for its Google My Business app, aimed at making it easier to manage what users find via search

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Google Updates Featured Snippets to Factor in Query Timeliness

Social Media Today

Google has updated its featured snippets to factor in the timeliness of each query, and what data should be displayed