Google to Ding Sluggish Sites in Mobile Search Rankings


Google has announced that page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile searches, starting in July. Speed already has been a factor in desktop search rankings. Soon, as part of Google’s new “Speed Update,” page loading time will be factored in when ranking mobile search results as well. The change will affect only pages that deliver what the slowest experience, and thus should affect only a small percentage of searches. Sites that are very slow will be down-ranked, but it is not clear whether extremely fast sites will earn a rankings boost.

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Google reveals Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma are 2017's top searches

Google revealed Wednesday that the search engine’s top searches in 2017 included Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and Meghan Markle all topped the list.

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MIT researcher googled 'insider trading' before committing fraud

The authorities knew what Google searches researcher Fei Yan carried out and what articles he read prior to his insider trading.

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Election 2016: Trump beating Clinton in Google searches

Donald Trump is ranking higher than Hillary Clinton in Google searches on the eve of the U.S. election, as voters hunt for information on the Republican Presidential nominee.

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Clinton won Google searches, Trump dominated Twitter during first presidential debate

Hillary Clinton led in Google searches during Monday’s fiery first presidential debate, although Donald Trump was the most discussed candidate on Twitter.

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Brexit: Google sees spike in UK searches for 'getting an Irish passport'

Google saw a 100 percent surge in U.K. searches for “getting an Irish passport” after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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Lawsuit over Apple Store employee bag checks becomes class action covering over 12,000 workers

A long-running lawsuit over bag searches of Apple Store workers was certified as a class action on Thursday, broadening the potential impact to over 12,000 past and present retail staff.

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Google's Doctor Is In


Google is offering a limited trial of a feature that offers people conducting searches of medical terms the opportunity to engage in a video chat with a health professional via its Helpouts service. Helpouts, which launched last November, connects users with experts in a variety of fields such as Art & Music, Fitness & Nutrition, and Health. The experts typically charge a fee for their service, but Google will cover all fees for users who engage with a health professional via the new search feature during its test period.

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