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Making Visible Watermarks More Effective

Posted by Tali Dekel and Michael Rubinstein, Research Scientists Whether you are a photographer, a marketing manager, or a regular Internet user, chances are you have encountered visible watermarks [...] Google Research

Google emails warnings to webmasters that Chrome will mark http pages with forms as ‘not secure’

Have forms, login fields and other input sections on your HTTP website? Chrome is going to mark them as not secure. Search Engine Land

NEW Google Introducing Autoplaying Video Previews in Search Results

Google announced it has begun rolling out autoplaying video previews in search results. Search Engine Journal

Google Explains Why Rich Snippets Are Not Showing Up in Search Results

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, John Mueller, was recently asked why rich snippets are not showing up in search results. Search Engine Journal

Google making renewed effort to help news publishers drive more subscriptions

Google effort appears to be a modified version of existing tools and approaches with some new, unspecified wrinkles. Search Engine Land

Google Calls Algorithm Monitoring Tools "Blackhat Scrapers"

Back in the good old days, I use to simply use the chatter in the SEO discussion forums to communicate with you all if I feel there was a major or minor Google Algorithm update... Search Engine Roundtable

Google is testing a new lightweight search app for slow internet networks

Check out the experimental version of a Google search app designed for slower internet connections that Google is currently testing. Search Engine Land

Google Search Console Sends Security Warning Notices for HTTP Sites

If you have sites on HTTP, Google has begin sending out notices to site owners that their sites will be flagged as “not secure” in Chrome beginning in October 2017. So what does this [...] The SEM Post

Google: We Care About URL & Last Modification Date

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter this morning that Google doesn't really care much about the priority field in the XML Sitemap... Search Engine Roundtable

Mass Google Search Console Emails: Chrome Will Show Security Warnings

Last night at around 6pm EST, I received dozens of emails from Google Search Console of site profiles I have access to, notifying me of the Chrome (version 62) will show a âNOT SECUREâ [...] Search Engine Roundtable

How important is Google Shopping for retailers?

Columnist Andy Taylor shares his views on the recent European Commission antitrust ruling against Google and how this might impact retailers that rely on Google Shopping for sales. Search Engine Land

Google AdWords Universal App Campaigns to Replace App Install Campaigns

Google has notified AdWords customers that all app install campaigns will be migrated to Universal App Campaigns later this year. Search Engine Journal

How to escape Google’s filter bubble

Over the years, Google has greatly increased the extent to which it tailors results to the user, with the aim of improving accuracy and relevance. While this can be helpful and convenient, many users [...] Search Engine Watch

Bing Ads Introduces Color-Coded Labels

In an effort to assist with campaign management, Bing Ads is slowly rolling out color-coded labels to all accounts worldwide. Search Engine Journal

How to optimize for the next generation of search: Voice

Despite the incredible progress in the underlying search algorithms and approaches to determining relevant results, the way searches have been conducted and consumed by searchers has remained largely [...] Search Engine Land