Google hit with antitrust fine of $2.7 billion over shopping comparison service

Google has been fined by the European Commission $2.7 billion for breaching antitrust regulations and abusing its dominance to favor its own comparison shopping service.

Google recommends moving sites from m-dot to responsive before the Mobile First Index Launches

According to a Google Hangout, John Meuller suggests webmasters migrating from m-dot sites should move to responsive in advance of the mobile first index.

Google SERPs update?

There's been much talk of Google SERPs in the last week or so and I wondered if you'd been seeing changes in Google SERPs?

Can Firefox 54 revive the browser's market share?

Mozilla has released Firefox 54 and makes great claims of it being considerably faster and less resource intensive.

Attempting to Define Duplicate Content

Google's Gary Illyes was asked for the definition of duplicate content, and although he's answered, as below, it's obvious that it's still not a 100 definition.

New Bing Visual Search Detail View

Bing has extended its image search with a new detail view.

With NOODP no longer supported by Google, you should make sure you write a good META description

With the demise of the Open Directory Project, DMOZ, and now NOODP tag being superflous, it's worthwhile making sure you have great META Description tags.

Google Chrome Ad Blocking Explained

In April a story broke that Google was to introduce an ad blocker to Chrome, however, it was slightly misunderstood, but expalined in a detailed thread at WebmasterWorld.

Ad Click Bots Discovered in Games Apps in Google Play Store

According to researchers, some game apps in the Google Play store are harboring links to ad click bot malware, and it's reckoned the apps have been downloaded by as much as 80 million times.

Google warns about links in guest posts and sponsored posts

Google released a post today

Google's AdHub (beta), system might just connect ads to offline buyers

Google said its Ad Hub, in beta, should be able to connect advertiser budgets to buyers making offline purchases in stores, through its tracking and credit card transactions.

Google SERPs changes, algorithm updates still appear to be shifting SERPs

Good to Know: Search Engine Robots, and others, 2017

There's a comprehensive assessment, from a webmaster perspective, of search engine robots detailed in a thread on WebmasterWorld.

Google is Testing Removal of First Organic Result in SERPs if it's a Featured Snippet, or Answer Box

There are several reports of Google testing removal of the organic listing if the same site is in an aswer box, or featured snippet.

The conversation is over at WebmasterWorld

Snap eats a 2.2 billion loss, disclosing sharply slowing user growth

Is the party already ending before is started for snap?

Google showing Events in App and Mobile Web in the U.S., and how to get your event listed

Google is now showing events in its app and mobile web in the U.S., so if you have an event you can add your code and, hopefully, it'll list the event.

Have you moved back from HTTPS to HTTP

Over at WebmasterWorld there's a thread about a member considering moving back from HTTPS to HTTP because of the site and pages dropping in the SERPs.

Google Raters get a cut in hours and start to speak out

We all know about Google Raters, but there's an interesting article where some raters have spoken out over a cut in their hours. There's some interesting detail in the full article.

Google talks about its latest search quality improvements

Google has decided to talk about some of the search quality improvements it has made to improve search quality.

Has to time arrived to Break up Google?

The big question asked: Is it time to break up Google?