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 Indexing Issues Explained, 3rd Party Hosting Warning, Featured Snippet Removals, Site Quality & More
This week I covered how I was a bit disappointed in the explanation Google posted about the indexing bugs it has had over the past few months. Google also warned us about leasing out your subdomains to third-parties to host their content on…
- Google Suggests That The Average Googler Isn’t Interested In SEO
How can anyone not be interested in SEO or how Google search ranks pages? Especially, how can someone working at Google, a company that ranks web pages for a living, not be interested in how it works. But John Mueller from Google said on Twitter “You’re over-estimating the interest of average Googlers in SEO :-). There’s a lot that needs to be done at a company like Google.”
- Google Discover Driving Traffic To E-Commerce Product Pages
Did you know that Google Discover can also show product pages that may interest you? Merlinox shared on Twitter his Google Search Console performance report for the Discover feed and said these are all product pages. The Google Discover help docs do say Google can show products but I personally have never seen it myself – have you?
- Google Ads Cutting Off Ad Text In Search Results?
The PPC industry is noticing that in some examples Google is cutting off the headlines and descriptions of the Google Ads text in the mobile and desktop search results. Andrea Cruz posted some examples on Twitter, I was also able to replicate on some mobile examples.
- Google News Location Operator Is Not Working
There are numerous reports of a feature in Google News search that is not working. Specifically the location operator is currently not functioning. So if you type [keyword location:countryname] that is not restricting the results to that country anymore.
- Google My Business Adds Bulk Reviews For Multiple Listings
Google said you can now manage reviews in bulk for multiple listings. Google wrote “businesses can view reviews for multiple listings at once. With bulk reviews, you’ll be able to view, reply to, and flag reviews for multiple listings from one place.”
- Barry Schwartz Sketch – Scary
Andrew Nguyen from Marie Haynes team shared a sketch or doodle he made of me while in a team meeting at the office there. So the person looking down at me in anger is a bit scary and I also look a bit
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Based on my Q for @johnmu: Even if there’s widespread rel canonical mistakes, Google will rarely ignore rel canonical site-wide (although possible). Instead, it’s typically handled on a per page basis & G looks at a # of signa, Glenn Gabe on Twitter
- I wouldn’t think of it as a matter of word-count, that’s not how we do ranking. I’d think of it more from a user’s perspective: what is it that users are looking for, which you can uniquely help the, John Mueller on Twitter
- We rarely crawl or index URLs immediately – that’s not very different here. I wouldn’t worry too much about a queue unless you’re sure that it’s the limiting factor for your site., John Mueller on Twitter
- If your site is just 10 pages (even if it’s 10’000), I wouldn’t do anything special with the links within the site. Link naturally; in the footer, sidebar, menu, wherever you want to link to the, John Mueller on Twitter
- No, I don’t think not being over (in a mixed world) would cause a drop in search. At some point, when we switch over the rest, if your site doesn’t work properly on mobile (& mobile indexing is used) — then t, John Mueller on Twitter
- @JohnMu: report shows links In this episode of #AskGoogleWebmasters, John talks nofollow links and whether Google counts them as backlinks in Links Report. Watch here → https://t.co/logoTgeJjm https://t., Google Webmasters on Twitter
- I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Direct Answer expand into a Local Panel before?! Have you? cc: @rustybrick @sergey_alakov BTW… what a reach at trying to understand and grab user intent! #SEO #LocalSEO https://t.co/eOEtogI, Mordy Oberstein on Twitter
- This question keeps coming up, so we wanted to have it answered (even if it’s old) :-)., John Mueller on Twitter
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