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FEATURED ARTICLE — July 30th, 2014

Google SERP Displays Change Again

Do you ever get the feeling Google changes things up just to toss SEOs off guard?

In late June, the company announced it was scrapping parts of the popular Google Authorship program, frustrating marketers who liked the credibility and search advantages that using the “rel=author” tag had offered.

Google has decided to institute some other changes as well, it appears. On July 16, SEER Interactive noted that Google appeared to be limiting the number of video snippets shown in its search engine rank pages. Cue another round of panic in the SEO community.

Google has offered only a few official comments on the action, saying that snippets will continue to be shown in videos, so that means speculation is running rampant over the company’s motivation for cutting
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