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Google Search Tweets about Domain Names in SERPs

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by chris, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. chris

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    An old topic, but a good discussion:

    Be sure to check out the comments too:

    https://domaininvesting.com/google-search-liaison-tweets-about-domain-names/

    https://twitter.com/dannysullivan/status/1218156697811922944

    As mentioned in the above article, Google have rolled out favicons in the SERPs as discussed previously.
     
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  2. Rhythm

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    My default search engine is Bing, and I loathe Microsoft.
     
  3. ttfan

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    It seems the favicons are gone again, but the domain remain. Google is probably still testing the impact of the changes.
     
  4. Bacon Farmer

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    I didn't like the icons.

    I don't think they added any value and were distracting.
     
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    I thought they were useful in seeing which results came from the same site. Matching icons is a lot quicker than checking URLs.
     
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    They are testing the limits of what they can get away with. How to make paid ads confusing similar to organic lists so more people click ads rather than organic, and how to further push those organic listings to obscurity. Seems like the backlash this time was too great and now they are having to backtrack again.

    This is all politics, the aim being to keep pushing on the revenue growth gas whilst only collecting trivial fines. As long as they can avoid getting split up for abuse of market power all is good.

    Despite Google's attempts they only have one successful business, PPC, and so they have no other levers to push other than this.

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