Some interesting news! On January 22nd, 2020, Google rolled out a change to featured snippets (FS), the information block that appears at the top of a search results page (SERP). If a site owns the featured snippet for a search, the URL in the featured snippet will no longer appear as a “standard” organic listing.
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. SaaS stocks had a good run in late 2019. TechCrunch covered their ascent, a recovery from early-year doldrums and a summer slowdown. In 2020 so far, SaaS and cloud stocks have surged to all-time highs.
Google is at it again — making announcements that are stressing people out. Here is the tweet that started what Lily Ray called the “Featured Snippet-apocalypse“: If a web page listing is elevated into the featured snippet position, we no longer repeat the listing in the search results. This declutters the results & helps users
In Xerox’s latest effort to get HP to bend to its will and combine the two companies, it announced its intent today to try to replace the entire HP board of directors at the company’s stockholder’s meeting in April. That would be the same board that unanimously rejected Xerox’s takeover bid. Xerox and HP have
Yesterday Google announced they are removing double organic listings in search results for sites that rank on the first page and also capture the Featured Snippet. This is a large change from Google on how Featured Snippets work, and it is something everyone in the search industry needs to be aware of. More importantly, you need
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When the Department of Defense finally made a decision in October on the decade long, $10 billion JEDI cloud contract, it seemed that Microsoft had won. But nothing has been simple about this deal from the earliest days, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that last night Amazon filed a motion to stop work
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If you’ve ever entered a company’s office as a visitor or contractor, you probably know the routine: check in with a receptionist, figure out who invited you, print out a badge and get on your merry way. Brussels, Belgium and New York-based Proxyclick aims to streamline this process, while also helping businesses keep their people