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Google is testing the new SERP interface

English-speaking users noticed that Google is testing a new interface of the search results page.
The test version has affected the panel, which is located below the search box. Moreover, the gearwheel-like icon was replaced by the "Settings» button. Next to it you can find «Tools» icon.
It is assumed that the in this way Google wants to encourage users to use the search settings bar more often.
It should be recalled that last month the search engine tested another SERP interface. This version is distinguished by a large number of units, designed in the card style with and a number of other changes.

Google updates Search Console infrastructure

Google is on the point of updating Search Console infrastructure; this makes a matter of possible delays in data registration in some of reports. This information was stated on Data Anomalies service webpage.
This situation will take several weeks. "Analysis of the search terms" report will not be affected.
Infrastructure Update was launched on November, 1.
At the moment, some webmasters lack data in "Links to your site" report.
It’s more likely that is has to do with the current changes.

Google changes its approach to the tab content processing

Google representatives have repeatedly said that the content hidden from users under the tabs and links gets less important and can be ignored by the ranking algorithms. According to Gary Illyes, after the mobile-first index is launched, the current situation should change.
During the discussion regarding the upcoming launch into the Twitter Illyes was asked the following question:
"The "bellows" on the desktop content and similar elements on the page are ignored or are not indexed. Is it processed the same way on mobile devices? ". Ilyes replied:
"No, the mobile-first world content is hidden from users and must have the full weight."
It is still a secret whether it will influence the desktop content or not.

Seo Facts #124

December 2014 research by Zogby Analytics found that 48.2% of US small-business owners didn’t use any social media for business purposes. (Source: eMarketer)

Seo Facts #60

18% of local smartphone searches led to a purchase within a day compared to 7% on non-local searches. (Source: Google)

Seo Facts #92

76% of B2B marketers in North America said they expect to create more content in 2016 than they did in 2015 according to a September 2015 study by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) and MarketingProfs. (Source: eMarketer).