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 Sept. 19 Core Update, Fresher Search Console Data, More Snippet Control & More
It was a busy week in search, I hope you like the small tweaks I am making to these news recap videos, if you do, subscribe, smash that like button and hit that bell. 🙂 First up, Google release another Google core update…
- Review Rich Results Keep Getting Removed From Google’s Search Results
About ten days ago, Google announced new rules around which search results will get reviews (stars) in their search results snippets. We saw a steep decline reviews rich results showing in the Google search results a couple days after the announcement. The decline has continued since according to the tracking tools.
- Google Search Console Breadcrumb Report Had Errors
A week or so ago, Google launched a new Search Console enhancement report for breadcrumb markup. Well, that report already had a bug with it. Google posted in the data anomalies page “Google fixed an error in Breadcrumb validation (the last crumb in the chain does not, in fact, require an explicit URL target). As a result, you may see a reduction in errors in your Breadcrumbs report going forward.”
- Google Lets Businesses Opt Out Of Online Orders
Joy Hawkins posted in the Local Search Forums that there is a new Google My Business form to opt out of online orders on Google. I cannot tell you how many times Google shows me an option to order online for restaurants and I go through the process and it then says, sorry, this restaurant is not taking online orders.
- Google’s John Mueller Google Search News Videos
John Mueller from Google launched a new video series on the Google Webmaster YouTube channel called Google Search News. It looks like Google will be providing a news recap, maybe monthly, of the more important releases and changes that webmasters care about.
- IMO: Bill Lambert Is Not A Googler Or Google Spy
The problem with having comments on a blog is that anyone can pretend to be anyone and say anything they want. It is why most blogs removed comments, outside of all the spam you need to manage. We have an issue here with someone claiming (not even claiming but acting as) a Googler, or a Google spy, or someone with inside Google intel, who comments here.
- Google Building License Plate Art
At one of the new Google buildings at the GooglePlex campus in Mountain View, California, they have a new section where they hang license plates from various US states. I am not sure why? Maybe it is
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
Search Engine Land Stories:
Other Great Search Stories:
Industry & Business
Links & Promotion Building
Local & Maps
Mobile & Voice