Upside Down, The Google Meeting Room

Here is a photo of one of the meeting rooms at the Google office in Australia. You can see the table and lamps are hanging from the ceiling, upside down. In fact, the room is named “Upside Down.” Google has places chess boards on ceilings and upside down planters and more. So this upside down

Daily Search Forum Recap: October 19, 2017

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: When Is Voice Query Data Coming To Google Search Analytics?Four months ago, we reported that Google will be bringing voice query data to Search

Google Shopping Ads Tests Popup Overlay In Search

Here is an interesting test, spotted by Maulik Panchal on Twitter of Google testing a new format for their shopping ads in search. When you click on them or the show more button, it pops up an overlay on top of the search results with more shopping results. Here is a screen shot from Maulik:

Google's John Mueller Comments On PageRank For Internal Links

I am not sure what to make of John Mueller’s comments about PageRank related to using the old PageRank model for managing internal link structure. The exchange on Twitter asked Google’s John Mueller if the “original PageRank to model internal link weight have any value nowadays.” John said “It doesn’t have to be exact to

When Is Voice Query Data Coming To Google Search Analytics?

Four months ago, we reported that Google will be bringing voice query data to Search Analytics within the Google Search Console reporting engine. But when Gary Illyes was asked about it just a week or so ago, he had no updates to share. Simon Heseltine quoted Gary Illyes from Google saying on stage “I don’t

Google Zurich's Outdoor Lounge With Hammocks

Check out that view from one of the outdoor spots at the Google Zurich office. Normally we show off stuff that typically goes outdoors but is indoors, like indoor hammocks within one of the offices but here is an outdoor lounge with hammocks and more. Looks like a relaxing spot to just veg out. Like

Daily Search Forum Recap: October 18, 2017

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Google Stars Logo To Honor S. Chandrasekhar

Today on Google’s home page worldwide is a logo for S. Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. He was an Indian American astrophysicist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics. He is well known for his efforts in understanding the evolution of stars, hence the out of this world Google stars logo. In fact, he has

Google Test Hotel Pricing Slider On Desktop

A few months ago, Google began testing hotel search pricing sliders on mobile search. Well now Google is testing a similar user interface on the desktop search results. Sergey Alakov posted about this on Twitter and shared screen shots of the test: Sergey shared many more pictures of this in action over here. Forum discussion