Google is testing a new format for local SERP. In the experiment, Google includes one ad and two organic result instead of three as previously.
At the end of last week, Google may have updated its algorithms against link spam. About it writes Search Engine Land, citing the reports of the foreign webmasters.
Social network Facebook started to launch the new section Discover People, with which users will be able to meet new people.
Viber messenger will be a platform through which consumers can communicate with businesses: reservations at restaurants or buy any goods. This was stated by the new head of service Djamel Agaoua.
Google closes the service test contactless payments Hands Free. This was reported on the website of the project.
The English-language industry experts noticed that Google is testing a new block on the local panel of knowledge networks in SERP. Users of the service My business can place in the block information about discounts and promotions.
Instagram allows users to post many photos or videos in one post, reports The Verge. Now the new feature is being tested in beta apps for Android.
Pinterest announced about the launch of search ads. It's a new product called Search Ads. It includes two types of campaigns: Keyword campaigns and retail Shopping campaigns.
24% of Internet users in the world use social networks to present yourself, life, children and friends. Among Russians the figure is even higher — 39%. This is evidenced by the results of a research conducted by Kaspersky Lab. The research showed that for achieving the goal (the desired number of likes or comments) some users willing to take the actions, as controversial from the point of view and ethics, (especially men).
Last week Google Adwords started testing adding text ads to the accounts of the advertisers. The pilot program is called Added by AdWords. It started on January 26.