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Google says that it has fixed an issue that prevented news stories from appearing in Google News yesterday. In tests run by The Verge, this Search Engine Land first reported on the issues . Google is constantly crawling, or indexing, the web to find new content to show users when they search on a
Google is experiencing a major issue at the moment which is preventing new content from being indexed in search results. Here’s Google ’s statement: “We’re currently experiencing indexing issues that may cause stale search results in some cases. We’ll update this thread when we can provide
Google says that it has fixed an issue that prevented news stories from appearing in Google News yesterday. In tests run by The Verge, this appears to be the case.
When indexing was experiencing problems, Top Stories in Google News would primarily show stories from Wednesday and omit many posted on Thursday. Search Engine Land first reported on the issues.
Google is constantly crawling, or indexing, the web to find new content to show users when they search on a topic. When there are indexing problems, search results won’t be as up-to-the-moment as users expect.
The search giant first confirmed on Thursday that it was seeing reports of indexing issues. Google also said on Thursday morning that it fixed issues with a tool website owners can use to manually check if a URL has been indexed. The company has experienced a number of indexing issues recently, with some lasting for a week in April and over three days in May.
Online advertising: Facebook puts website makers under pressureThe largest social network sites websites that have not been optimized for mobile devices. Even the threat could bring the company sales growth.
Facebook urges website owners to pay attention to the loading times of their mobile sites. The social network has now announced that they will also decide on, whether to advertise on a Facebook site. This means that pages that take too long to be displayed on mobile devices have to expect less traffic from Facebook.
The company cites a Aberdeen Group study announcing that 40 percent of respondents do not wait longer than three seconds for a website to load. If this does not happen within this time, users will click on other web content.Third-party content on Facebook servers
The largest social network also announced that it applied so-called Prefechting: Website content from advertisers are loaded in the background on Facebook servers, so that customers get displayed faster, for example, by clicking on an ad. On its own help page, Facebook has put together
Naturally, Facebook emphasized in this context that it wanted to offer its users a better surfing experience. Predicting as well: The company referred to its own possibilities for improvement, especially pages on Facebook. These are known to be optimized for mobile use as well as Instant Articles quite often, as More advertising thanks to more third-party contentIn plain English: Facebook urges Seitenmacher to publish more content on the social network. It will make it even more attractive for users, they will stay longer and Facebook can show them more advertising to increase their revenue. Last but not least, Facebook offers an optimized advertising format:
Canvas AdsInteresting in this context: Google has been pushing Seitenmacher for years to optimize their websites for mobile devices and has created an alternative to Instant Articles with Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). Recently, the search engine announced that it would abolish
's mobile friendly. Because 85 percent of websites would now correctly and quickly loaded on tablets and smartphones. In this respect, Facebook's pressure is a bit like scare: advertisers could respond to the company's offerings, even though their websites are mobile-centric.
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Google will highlight important parts of videos in search results.
Web searches can easily help you find videos, but that's not much good if you're looking for a specific segment. Do you really want to spend minutes scrubbing to find a relevant section? You might not have to. Google search can now highlight specific moments in a video based on timestamps supplied by creators. You can jump directly to the fifth step in a how-to guide, or jump to a favorite song in a concert. The video indexing will initially be available only for English searches involving YouTube videos. Google is, however, encouraging producers to add the timestamps. Google isn't just relying on timestamps in video descriptions.