Daily Search Forum Recap: April 13, 2021

Apr 13, 2021 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter

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...

Report: Google Local Reviews Not Publishing

Apr 13, 2021 • 7:51 am | Comments (1) by twitter

There are numerous reports of reviews not publishing and going live in the Google local results. So if someone leaves a business a review in Google Maps and Google Local, those reviews are either very much so delayed or just not publishing. Maybe there is some sort of technical bottleneck with the reviews pipeline?

Google: Break YMYL & Non-YMYL Content Into Separate Sites

Apr 13, 2021 • 7:41 am | Comments (8) by twitter

If your website contains both YMYL, your money / your life, and non-YMYL topics of content, you may want to consider separating those out into their own standalone websites. Google's John Mueller implied that sometimes Google can do that automatically but it is safer to do it on your end so that you don't have to meet a specific E-A-T, expertise authority trustworthiness, threshold for the non YMYL content on that site.

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Arcade Room at Google Chicago
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Google Search Console Office In Tel Aviv Partially Opens Back Up
Source: Flickr by Twitter April 12, 2021 • 7:00 am | Comments (0)
Noogler Graduation Cap
Source: Flickr by Twitter April 9, 2021 • 7:00 am | Comments (0)
Just Some Ahrefs Swag
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Google Pittsburgh Installing Parabolas String Art
Source: Flickr by Twitter April 7, 2021 • 7:00 am | Comments (0)

Google Page Experience Algorithm Update Won't Be Real Time

Apr 13, 2021 • 7:31 am | Comments (0) by twitter

The upcoming Google Page Experience Update which is suppose to launch next month is not going to be real time, like some of Google's other algorithm updates. This is kind of obvious, since we know there is a 28-day delay in gathering the core web vital data.

Google Image Search Does Not Index CSS Background Images

Apr 13, 2021 • 7:21 am | Comments (0) by twitter

Google's John Mueller reminded us that when it comes to your CSS background images, Google won't be indexing or ranking those images in image search. John Mueller said on Twitter "last I checked, we don't use CSS background images for image search."