Daily Search Forum Recap: February 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

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 Buzz Video Recap: Google & Bing Search Ranking Changes, Query Dependent Rankings, CTR & More

Feb 22, 2019 • 9:33 am | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

This week, we covered both a possible Google search and Bing search algorithm update. Bing said only a few people at Bing really understand how core ranking works there...

Bing: Only Few People At Bing Understand How Core Ranking Works

Feb 22, 2019 • 8:36 am | Comments (2) by twitter Google+

Frédéric Dubut from the Bing search team posted on Twitter about the CTR spectacle but in that he said a statement that said "Even within Bing there are relatively few people who truly understand how core ranking works."

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Google Face Painting
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Cheers The Bar Room At Google's Cambridge Office
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Google Ethernet Cables Labeled "Cut Here To Activate Firewall"
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New Gym At Google Dublin
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Google Conference Bike
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Study: Google Featured Snippets Are More Consistent Than I Thought

Feb 22, 2019 • 8:00 am | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

The folks at RankRanger came out with a study around Google's featured snippets that shows that on average a featured snippet from a specific site will only be swapped out with a different site but it is rare for it to be swapped out to a third site. Even more, the dominant URL will show 77% of the time, as opposed to the second URL. This all means to me that featured snippets and their placements are more consistent than I thought.

Google Adjusts Algorithms For Categories Of Queries But Not For Industries

Feb 22, 2019 • 7:43 am | Comments (3) by twitter Google+

Google's John Mueller addressed a long time topic of interest in the SEO industry around does Google have specialized ranking algorithms for different industries, niches, categories and so on or not. So for the adult industry, or pharmaceuticals, health, finance, etc - does the algorithm work differently. John said Google doesn't think about it that way, they look from the query - not the industry.