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 Search Update, Evergreen GoogleBot, Image Search Features & I/O
This week I covered the monthly Google Webmaster report, so catch up on the past month there. It was Google I/O this week, so a lot of new stuff came out. Google may have done an algorithm update around May 9th…
- Google Search Algorithm Update Signals Around May 9th
I am seeing some limited chatter around a possible Google search algorithm update around May 9th, maybe starting May 8th. The chatter and signals are not super high, like some other updates, but there is enough for me to bring this to your attention.
- SEOs: Here Is What Is Coming To Google Image Search That Matter
For the past several months both John Mueller and Gary Illyes from Google have been telling webmasters and SEOs that image search is something they should be paying more attention to. Well, now we know why – not just the 3D images but Google announced support for higher resolution images and also swipe up from an image to an AMP story from image search.
- Audio Podcasts Now In Google Search
You can now discover, see and listen to audio podcasts directly in search. This was part of the overall I/O keynote from Wednesday, but launched yesterday morning and you can I can see it on both desktop and mobile Google search.
- Google My Business Tests Design & Layout Update
It looks like the folks at Google My Business are testing and maybe rolling out yet another new design for the Google My Business console. The new design lets you update the cover photo easily, the new navigation at the top and up-selling G-Suite services.
- Lucy Wills Google Doodle
Today on Google.com is a special Google Doodle, a special Google logo, for Lucy Wills’ 131st birthday. She was an English haematologist whose work led to the discovery of preventive prenatal care for women.
- Google Automobile With Donuts
Here is an automobile with the G, Google, logo on it that I am seeing pop up on Instagram a lot. I guess this is part of an I/O thing where you can get donuts from an automobile. I have not seen it a
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