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Google Adds “Menu” Tab to Restaurants’ Knowledge Panels

Last month Google rolled out a new tab-based interface for local knowledge panels. Specifically, most businesses had 2 tabs at the time – “Overview” and “Reviews”. Then, a couple of weeks ago Google started rolling out Posts, adding a 3rd tab for Posts to knowledge panels of businesses who use this feature. Now, it looks like Google Read more about Google Adds “Menu” Tab to Restaurants’ Knowledge Panels[…]

Google is Rolling Out Highlights Icons in The Local Knowledge Panels

Last month I spotted that Google tested “highlights” icons in Knowledge Panels for bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and other similar venues. Today I can see these icons on different mobile phones in different browsers which is likely an indicator that the feature is rolling out. One difference between what we can see today from and what was Read more about Google is Rolling Out Highlights Icons in The Local Knowledge Panels[…]

Google is Testing Showing 7 Hotel Listings in Local Carousel

Just 2 days ago I wrote about the new hotel local pack carousel and price slider test where Google showed 3 listings in the carousel, and I noted that in theory, Google could drop the limit of listings in local packs because carousels allow doing so without taking up more space in SERP. Today, I am seeing Read more about Google is Testing Showing 7 Hotel Listings in Local Carousel[…]

Google is Testing Hotel Knowledge Panel UI With 3 Tabs

Earlier this week Google rolled out tab user interface for knowledge panels in most verticals. Only hotels still don’t have the tab UI, but this might change really soon as Google is testing new hotel listing UI with 3 tabs – Overview (has everything we currently see in hotels’ KPs); Rates (shows only nightly rate Read more about Google is Testing Hotel Knowledge Panel UI With 3 Tabs[…]

Google doesn’t recommend dropping extensions in your URLs during HTTP to HTTPS migrations or domain name changes

I had a brief discussion with a group of SEOs about the response John Mueller gave to a webmaster during a Google webmaster hangout back in December. Barry Swartz did a write up on it on Search Engine Roundtable. The person asked whether changing URL structure during HTTPS to HTTPS migration would be a good Read more about Google doesn’t recommend dropping extensions in your URLs during HTTP to HTTPS migrations or domain name changes[…]