This week we covered more rumors around the Google November update and how John Mueller of Google downplayed the links portion of it. Google’s recipe image bug remained an issue through the Thanksgiving cooking season. Google said your robots.txt file can be blank or allow all, it doesn’t matter. Most SEOs think understanding information retrieval is important for SEOs. Google said they thought about having engineers do SEO contests but decided against it. Google Ads had an over-reporting conversions bug for over a week, they fixed it. Google dropped the lingerie ads for the searches on Christmas holidays. Google released a bunch of new hotel search features. Google My Business adds job types for services. Google now offers tip and tricks for those searches that do not find results. Google is testing arrows and marks by the title of your snippets. Google is also testing a more spacious search results interface. And I posted the results of the best SEO at Google – congrats to all the players. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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