Recent Headlines in Social Media & Search: March 27

Search News

  • Bing may remove the additional pages on the footer of a search result where they feel page one contains the most relevant results. See a screen shot here.
  • Google has teamed up with Let’s Put Our Cities On The Map to help businesses evaluate and fix their online presence.
  • There are reports that Google has moved the map & local pack below the fold. This is not an official announcement by Google and some searches are still showing the map above the fold. Read this for more information.
  • It appears Google is doing a test to remove the headline for “in-depth” articles.
  • New details have surfaced about the mobile-friendly algorithm set to release April 21st.
    1. It should take about a week to fully take effect globally
    2. You either pass or fail the mobile-friendly test. There is no in-between.
    3. It is on a page-by-page basis

Twitter News

  • Twitter has unveiled a new quality filtering tool that will remove tweets that contain threats, offensive/abusive language or are spam.
  • Suggested tweets are now being shown in a “You may also like” section in an effort to boost engagement on Twitter. See this screenshot as an example.
  • Twitter has launched their own live-streaming app called Periscope which is in direct competition with the recent Meerkat app.

Video News

Multiple networks have started using autoplay for videos. Details are as follows.

  • Twitter is experimenting with autoplay for iPhone and iPad users.
  • YouTube has enabled a spin on autoplay for all desktop users in which a related video will automatically begin after one ends.
  • Facebook is participating in the autoplay game as well and offering something similar to YouTube. If a related video is not clicked on in a certain amount of time the next video in the queue will play. So far testing has begun on Android and iOS devices.

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