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:
- Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Bugs, Navigation Removal, AMP Updates, OMG I Don’t Know & More
This week, we covered the ongoing Google bugs, this time with Google News indexing, Search Console issues, and other issues with Google. Google also is unaware of a…
- Google: We Don’t Hand Rank Web Pages, It Would Be Impossible
Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not manually hand rank any web page. He added the web is too big for that and if they tried, it would be impossible.
- Google Search Console URL Parameters Tool May Change
Google’s John Mueller hinted on Twitter that the URL parameter tool that was added to Google Search Console in 2009 may not be 100% ported to the new Google Search Console. He said Google may make the tool evolve versus make it a 1 to 1 switch over.
- Google Might Change How NoIndex In Robots.txt Works
For years Google has been communicating and we’ve been reporting that Google does not support using the noindex direction within your robots.txt file. Well, people still use it and now Gary Illyes from Google is on the case – he may end up making sure it completely doesn’t work.
- Google Posts Supports Highlighting Customer Testimonials & Reviews
Google posted on Twitter that within Google My Business you can now highlight and post automatically suggested reviews as customer testimonials. Google said “Google My Business now provides suggested posts to help you showcase positive reviews. These posts are automatically suggested based on 4 or 5-star reviews recently left for your business.”
- Google AMP Kimonos At AMP Conf
At the Google AMP Conference in Tokyo they had some Googlers dressed in strong blue kimonos with the AMP logo all over them. Kenichi Suzuki posted a photo with him posing with them on Twitter.
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