Google Search Engine Recap: June, 2013
YouTube Capture: Videos Upload Upside Down
We're experiencing a temporary issue with YouTube Capture v.1.4 where videos shot with the record button on the left appear upside down. To fix this, you can rotate your video with YouTube Enhancements.
Google Knowledge Graph Adds Nutritional Information
This new nutritional information builds on our work on the Knowledge Graph, which brings together all kinds of information from across the web that wasn't easily accessible. The graph helps us connect things that are related, even in cases when those foods have a completely different sounding name from what you asked. For example, when you ask for “summer squash carbs”, we include “zucchini” as a relevant food in the dropdown, because it is a type of summer squash.
Google Maps Blue Dots Missing: User Contributed Photos
We've been hearing this from other users as well, I'll be sure to pass it along to the team.
Google AdWords Now With Images: Image Ad Extensions
Google's product manager, Awaneesh Verma, said:
Google In-Depth Rich Snippets Articles?
Google: When You Move, We Will Transfer Your Maps Reviews In Most Cases
We will transfer reviews from an old location of a business to a new location of business in many cases. We will not always transfer these reviews if the business goes through a significant rebrand.
Google Buys Waze, The Loved Mapping Software
Easier Content Removal From Google's Search Results
Google Image Search Now With Related Search Carousel
Updated Google Knowledge Graph CarouselTwo things here:
(1) The carousel is showing up more often these days and will likely continue to show up even more often in the future.
(2) The design has been updated, which shouldn't surprise anyone.
I have seen the Google SERPs for queries regarding health conditions and symptoms, but I have not seen where Google is actual scraping the authoritative sites and presenting the actual text at the top of the search results for "treatment" type keywords. (BTW - not suffering from IBS, client research!)
Google Kills ~Tilde Search Function
Dan from Google told Alex from GOS blog: