Daily Search Forum Recap: May 15, 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:

  • Google: No Changes With Search Algorithm Or Infrastructure

    Last Friday I reported about potential Google search ranking updates and then SEJ reported that I was wrong and it was an infrastructure update. Well, we both were wrong according to Google – Google said there were no recent changes around algorithm changes or infrastructure changes.

  • SEOs Not Happy With Google Ads Announcements

    As I briefly covered, Google announced tons of new ad features yesterday – two of the more controversial ones within the SEO community are the discover ads that show up on the Google mobile home page and the gallery ads that make some of the search ads on the search results page massive.

  • Google Ads New Discovery Ads, Gallery Ads, Showcase Shopping Ads, App Deep Linking & More

    Google had their big Marketing Live event where they announced a boat load of new ad features yesterday. These announcements are captured nicely by Greg Sterling and the Search Engine Land team over here. Here is a very brief recap of these announcements.

  • Danny Sullivan Presents Webmaster & SEO Complaints At Google Ranking Fair

    Danny Sullivan who is now at Google told us about these ranking fairs, where Googlers can show off ideas and features around Google search. Danny did his own this week and shared in his station many of the ongoing SEO and webmaster complaints and concerns around Google search.

  • Google Says Cache Date Bug To Be Fixed Soon

    After months and months of complaints from the SEO community, Danny Sullivan from Google said the cache bug should be fixed soon. He posted on Twitter saying “We’re aware of this and expect it will be corrected soon. “It has no impact on indexing. We have fresher versions indexed,” he added.

  • Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg & Yonca Dervisoglu Give Google Talk

    Former Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg and CMO of Google Yonca Dervisoglu gave a talk about Google I believe at The London Business Forum the other day. If anyone has been follo

Other Great Search Forum Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:


Industry & Business

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice


  • Exploring Google’s New How-to Snippets In Search And On Smart Displays: SERP Treatment, Fresh Data, GSC Reporting, Monetization, and more, GSQI
  • How To Get Your Images in a Featured Snippet, UpBuild
  • SEO Packages: Why You Should Avoid Pre-Bundled SEO, HigherVisibility
  • SEO vs CRO: Which Should be Your Primary Focus?, iPullRank
  • The New Moz Local Is on Its Way!, Moz
  • Why Your Blog is Set Up Incorrectly for SEO, Siege Media
  • How to explore a SERP feature strategy with STAT, Moz


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