Google Posts are the latest foray by the Search Giant into social media, albeit their approach resembles embedded Tweets without the social layer, more than it resembles a social network in the usual sense. Below you can see, in order: A) Google Posts in Search Results, B) Embedded Tweets in Search Results. As the feature… Continue reading Searching For Authority: Google Posts and the Semantic Web
Halloween is nearly upon us in many parts of the world, and with the season comes the seasonal traditions millions of people celebrate in different ways and by different names. In the United States one of the most iconic symbols of the season is, of course, the pumpkin. Whether intact, carved into Jack O’Lanterns, baked… Continue reading It’s the Great Pumpkin, Internet Marketers!
“Beam me up, Scotty. There’s no intelligent life down here.” – Bumper Sticker Slogan Much has been written, including by me, about the death of Google Authorship. For those of us who embraced it, there are inevitable feelings of disappointment about its removal. Some webmasters are rushing to remove the code, which in some… Continue reading Google Authorship & the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
This past Thursday, August 28th, 2014, Google’s John Mueller, in a Google+ Post, announced the end of support for Authorship Markup in Google Search. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a brief analysis. Google Authorship in a Nutshell Google Authorship is based on a bit of web code known as rel=”author”. rel=”author” is a microformat… Continue reading Google Authorship, Structured Data, and the Future of Search