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Rich snippets attribute extra information to a search result to provide the searcher with a further insight into what the link may contain.

This could be information about the track listing on an album, for instance, or the star rating of your favourite restaurant. The good news, and there only really is good news, is that they give the searcher a more informed choice before they have clicked a link. Continue Reading

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Around the middle of Janurary, Google rolled out “Search Plus Your World” (hereon called SPYW), which means that logged-in users will get their organic search results augmented with socially shared content and markup, ostensibly from Google+. Danny Sullivan already wrote up two pieces about that (“Google’s Results Get More Personal”:http://searchengineland.com/googles-results-get-more-personal-with-search-plus-your-world-107285 & “Real-Life Examples of How Search Plus Pushes Google+ Over Relevancy”:http://searchengineland.com/examples-google-search-plus-drive-facebook-twitter-crazy-107554), which cover the changes brilliantly, so I suggest reading those, before carrying on. Continue Reading

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