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 Update, GoogleBot Name, Google Search Console & Bing Webmaster Tools
This week, I covered another unconfirmed Google search algorithm update. I posted the monthly Google webmaster report. Google said the new GoogleBot user agent name is live…
- Bing Webmaster Tools Sitemap Diagnosis Tool Coming Soon
Nagu Rangan, a Product Management at Microsoft working on Bing, said on stage at PubCon that the Bing Webmaster Tools team is working on a sitemap diagnosis tool. This is according to Purna Virji, who was in the audience and works for Microsoft Advertising.
- Google: Nofollow Hint Ranking Change Has Not Been Worked On Yet
Gary Illyes from Google said at PubCon yesterday that yes, Google may start to decide to use nofollow links for ranking but the work on that from the engineering team has not yet begun. Google originally said they would make this change after March 1, 2020 but I guess it might be delayed a bit?
- Did Google Says It Will Offer Curriculum For Optimizing For BERT?
So Gary Illyes from Google was on stage at PubCon and yea, he may or may not have said some things that caused a bit of a stir in the SEO community. Some are quoting him as saying that Google will be providing “a curriculum for optimizing for BERT.”
- Google My Business Bug? Google Posts Being Rejected In Masses
Something is going on with Google My Business, specific with Google Posts. There has been a spike in the number of complaints from businesses owners using Google Posts about their posts being rejected. Literally tons of complaints in the Google My Business Help forums about this…
- Google Tree Bench In Zurich
Here is a very outdoorsy Google area, where the signage and area around it is made out of trees and grass. In fact, there is this long wooden tree log that has carve outs to sit on.
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