Daily Search Forum Recap: January 30, 2019


Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Social Media Icons Return To Google Knowledge Panels

    Some SEOs are noticing that Google has brought back the social media icons in the knowledge panels for both personalities and local businesses. I personally didn’t notice they ever were gone but I guess they were.

  • Google Ads Bug Shows Too Many Ads; It Is Resolved

    We’ve seen it numerous times, where a bug leads Google to either show too many Google Ads in the search results or the organic listings do not load and Google only shows ads. It is rare, but we see it every now and then. Google recently confirmed a bug where they showed too many ads in the mobile results.
  • Google+ APIs Shut Down Concerns Google My Business Developers

    Yesterday, I and many developers received an email from Google Developers that had the subject line “[Action Required] Google+ APIs and OAuth requests are being shutdown on March 7, 2019.” The issue is not specific with Google+ but some of those APIs in there are specific to Google My Business and they have no replacement or migration path.

  • Google AMP Crawl Error Bug Fix Is Here

    We’ve been tracking the big AMP crawl error and AMP issues in search over the past week. Yesterday Google confirmed it was a bug on their end and said they would fix it. Today they documented the issue on their data anomalies page and RankRanger is showing AMP content coming back in the search results this morning.

  • Now Google My Business Bulk Users Can Download/Upload Spreadsheets



    Kara from Google announced a small update in the Google My Business Help forums saying “Now, bulk users can download and upload their locations to and from spreadsheets.” “This feature enables bulk users to easily manage and organize their multiple locations…

  • Google Nikes

    Google orders some custom Nike sneakers with G logo. Eric J. Duran, a Google software engineer, posted the photos on Instagram and wrote the following.

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