Tag: Google Search

Mobile social media marketing on Facebook could boost Google search results

The massive search engine is now allowed to crawl public posts and data of some of the network’s members.

Facebook is now permitting the Google search engine crawlers to work their way through some of the public data of its members so that the indexing could lead searchers directly to the source, in a move that could considerably change the face of social media marketing.

This appears to be an opportunity that could be advantageous to both Facebook and Google, but marketers as well.

Now that the announcement has been made, many marketers are already starting to look at ways in which their social media marketing can have a more direct impact on their search engine optimization (SEO) strategies. Google searches conducted over Android-based smartphones will start to display public Facebook information such as Pages, profiles, Groups and Events. Should the user click a given Facebook link from among the results, they will be directed to the specific source on the page within the Facebook app.

This new social media marketing opportunity is being created through Google’s strategy to add search to apps.

Social Media Marketing - Google Search ResultsAccording to the Wall Street Journal, which was a first source to actually announce this mobile marketing news, “Google is making inroads in confronting a big challenge – searching inside apps.” This agreement between the two tech giants also suggests that the execs from the top social network are now discovering that sending searchers into their social media platform directly from search engine results presents a range of possibilities.

On the side of Google, it provides users with an even greater incentive to choose that company’s search features as opposed to opting for one of the alternatives, such as Bing. On the side of Facebook, more traffic will be driven to the platform because users who are searching for information will be exposed to links to the social network on a much more regular basis.

From the side of users, particularly in terms of brands with pages and groups, it will be interesting to see how this change will impact their social media marketing strategies and what they do to ensure they achieve the top possible spot for their desired keywords and phrases.

Mobile search results at Google no longer support emoji

The search engine has been planning to remove them for a while now, and it has finally happened.

The desktop and mobile search results from Google have now had their emoji support removed, in a move that has been a part of the company’s strategy for some time now and that has surprised some but that has been perfectly expected by others.

Google has never pretended that it has been much of a fan of the emoji when it comes to mobile tech based searches.

The actual removal of the emoji from desktop and mobile search results was a quiet one that occurred over the weekend. The ability to conduct a query through the use of these emoticons was simply taken off without making any form of official announcement that could be found by the time of the writing of this article. Searchers have since noticed that when they try to use them as a part of a query, they do not receive the results that they once would have.

At the same time, pages that continue to use emoji for mobile search optimization won’t be penalized.

Mobile Search - Google removes emojisThe only real outcome is that those emoji will not appear in Google search results when the page happens to come up in the search results. That said, when accompanied by text, the emoji will still appear in the headers. It is only in the description text that it will no longer be displayed or called up into the mobile searching results.

This has occurred after emoji have been permissible as a part of mobile queries for quite some time now. A few months ago it finally managed to work its way into the desktop search world, as well. However, a few weeks ago, Google did mention that it would no longer be supporting emoji for its search on any kind of device so now that this has actually occurred, there are many who don’t find it to be truly surprising.

Emoji had been used for desktop and mobile search by certain brands as a part of a broader strategy to make their way to the top of the results list. For example, a new way for a pizza restaurant to search engine optimized could have been to do so with the pizza emoji. That is no longer the case, when searching through Google.