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Google Answering Questions in Autocomplete

Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Well this is something I haven’t seen before, Google answering questions in the autocomplete.      I find it quite strange how Google is showing these types of answers from only typing in 3 characters. While the conversion calculator is very useful on Google, I wouldn’t have thought that it would be one of the […]

The Travel Industry Must Be Shaking in Their Boots

Posted by on September 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Why? Because of the latest news announced by Hotel Chatter in an article titled “Google Now Lets Us Virtually Stalk Hotels Without Ever Actually Visiting Them” This is where you can now use the Google Street View technology to walk around inside hotels. That’s right, view the receptionists, view the lobby, view the restaurant and see […]

Google’s Anti-Competitive Social Search Results

Posted by on May 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm

This post is a bit of a rant so don’t read if you love and believe everything Google says…. It does get on my nerves sometimes how Google always bangs on about how everything it does is “good for the user”. Rubbish is what I say. When searching for “GoDaddy” yesterday I noticed another push […]

Who Is Playing About At Google Webmaster Tools?

Posted by on March 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Someone is having a laugh at Google Webmaster Tools tonight!! When checking the dashboard of one of my accounts the language on the “Crawl Errors” section keeps randomly changing when I refresh the page.  Here the page is in English (what my account it set up for!)     Then here is it in French […]

Google Showing Results By Reading Level

Posted by on December 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I spotted an additional feature on Google the other day which I have not spotted before, which is allowing a user to filter through the results by reading level as seen in the image below.  To find this interesting feature, you need to search for your normal query (in my case, the frequent ‘London Hotels‘ […]

Google Hotel Finder Showing In Search Results

Posted by on December 14, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened. Google have just started to test showing their Hotel Finder product at the very top of the search results, above the organic and above the paid listings – in the exact same way they do with the mortgage comparison tool.  As you can see […]

Blocking Websites in Search Results When Bouncing

Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Google is moving more towards the personalised search results by having a prominent button to “block all {website} results” if a user clicks on a result then bounces out again.  This is a nice feature for the user since if they don’t like either the brand or the look/feel of the site then they never […]

Google Showing Number of +1’s in Sponsored Adverts

Posted by on October 24, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Google is now showing the number of people who have +1’d a page in the sponsored listings. Below is a listing for Booking.com, an online travel agent for hotels, and you can see the number of people who have +1’d their page.  I have previously been a little reluctant to add the Google +1 button […]

Google Best Guess Snippet in Search Results

Posted by on October 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Spotted an interesting snippet at the top of the Google search results yesterday when having a snoop around. The query was for “Who owns Expedia” and Google is showing me a ‘Best Guess’. This seems to be a test at the moment as I haven’t been able to spot any other queries where this shows, […]

Is Google Turning Into A Hotel Aggregator?

Posted by on October 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

There has been a lot of developments over the past few years with Google in the travel industry and their actions are ones I have been closely watching. With Google Hotel Finder launching earlier this year it is interesting to see how Google is changing. When searching for hotels online there are two main categories […]

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