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Google Rolls Out “Sold Here” to Local Search Results

Google seems to be rolling out a new feature – “Sold Here” to local packs and local finders. This feature appears to be triggered for product specific queries. It looks like it has only been rolled out to mobile search, although, earlier today I saw it on desktop too. Brodie Clark who spotted the feature first Read more about Google Rolls Out “Sold Here” to Local Search Results[…]

Google Is Rolling Out New Rounded Search UI With Sticky Header on Desktop

Google seems to be rolling out a new User Interface for desktop search results. The new UI is different from the old in that it has a more rounded design (including the search bar), a sticky header, and a smaller logo.    Google started testing this interface in August, and more an more people have been Read more about Google Is Rolling Out New Rounded Search UI With Sticky Header on Desktop[…]

Google is Showing Zero Search Results for Time, Calculations & Conversions. Again.

Google is showing answers for calculation, unit conversion, and local time queries without any search results on mobile devices.   Many of you probably still remember the zero search results experiment Google conducted in March: Update! We have enough data and feedback — which is appreciated — to conclude that the condensed view experiment should Read more about Google is Showing Zero Search Results for Time, Calculations & Conversions. Again.[…]

Google Rolls Out New Local 4-Packs for Hotels

Google seems to be rolling out a new user interface for local packs for hotel listings. I can replicate it in Canada in different desktop browsers (Safari, Opera, Chrome) while logged in as well as in incognito modes which is usually a strong indicator of a roll out. Mobile 3 packs have not been affected. While the new pack Read more about Google Rolls Out New Local 4-Packs for Hotels[…]

Google Is Testing Expandable Highlight Icons for Hotel Listings

Google started testing hotel highlight icons in May of 2018 and rolled them out around the same time. Not Google is testing expandable highlight icons which provide more information about different amenities, features, and highlights. The first difference from the current design that users can notice in this test is that the icons are rounded Read more about Google Is Testing Expandable Highlight Icons for Hotel Listings[…]

Google Rolls Out New User Interface for Hotel Search on Desktop

For quite some time user interface for Google’s hotel search was very inconsistent between mobile and desktop devices. They didn’t look similar (arguably, the UI on mobile was slicker) and didn’t offer the same features. A recent example of this inconsistency is the hotel location score that was rolled out in August to mobile search and Read more about Google Rolls Out New User Interface for Hotel Search on Desktop[…]

Google Tests Tabbed SERP Interface For Branded Searches

Google is testing a new look for branded SERP interface on mobile devices, with a set of tabs that can display information about locations, menu, top stories, similar companies, etc. depending on the type of the business. The new interface seems to be only tested for large brands that would normally have a branded knowledge panel Read more about Google Tests Tabbed SERP Interface For Branded Searches[…]

Reserve With Google Expands to Attraction and Museum Ticket Purchase

Since 2016 Reserve With Google was only available for fitness and beauty session bookings. Initially, the feature was only available in the U.S. and was rolled out internationally in 2018 (first in Canada and later in Europe). Now, it looks like Reserve With Google is also available for museum and attraction ticket purchases. This looks new Read more about Reserve With Google Expands to Attraction and Museum Ticket Purchase[…]

Google Has Rolled Out Location Tab & Location Score for Hotel Listings

After a month of testing, Google seems to have rolled out a new location tab and location scores for hotel local listings. The new score appears under the overview tab as well as under the new location tab: The score under the new tab is broken out by scores for proximity, transit, and airport access: Read more about Google Has Rolled Out Location Tab & Location Score for Hotel Listings[…]

Google Tests Price Insights for Hotel Listings

Update: Google rolled out hotel price insights on August 27, 2018.  Google is testing a new feature in hotels’ listings – Price Insights. In this test a box appears in hotel’s knowledge panel that informs users of how prices at the hotel compare against similar hotels in the area followed by “Explore Insights” CTA. I’ve seen Read more about Google Tests Price Insights for Hotel Listings[…]