Daily Search Forum Recap: March 22, 2019

Mar 22, 2019 • 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...

Search Buzz Video Recap: More On Google March 2019 Core Update, Google Drops Rel Next & Prev & Neural Matching vs RankBrain

Mar 22, 2019 • 10:18 am | Comments (4) by twitter

What a fun week in the SEO space - we had Google do some explaining or myth busting around the March 2019 core algorithm update, no - it wasn’t a reversal. Google just noticed that they have not supported the rel=next/prev markup for years now...

Google On Neural Matching vs RankBrain

Mar 22, 2019 • 8:50 am | Comments (2) by twitter

After I wrote up the what is neural matching, I got to thinking and decided to email Google a bunch of questions, which I published at Search Engine Land as Danny Sullivan posted the answers on Twitter via the @searchliaison account.

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Google NYC Dance Dance Revolution Game
Source: Flickr by Twitter March 22, 2019 • 7:23 am | Comments (0)
Holding The Google Street Sign - Heh
Source: Flickr by Twitter March 21, 2019 • 7:00 am | Comments (0)
Puddle Raindrop At GooglePlex
Source: Flickr by Twitter March 20, 2019 • 7:29 am | Comments (0)
First Work Day At Google Yoga Pose
Source: Flickr by Twitter March 19, 2019 • 7:28 am | Comments (1)
Neon Sign For Google Bike
Source: Flickr by Twitter March 18, 2019 • 7:19 am | Comments (0)

Google Web Spam Report: Google Sent 33% Less Manual Actions Last Year

Mar 22, 2019 • 8:33 am | Comments (1) by twitter

Google has released their annual web spam report and I just love comparing the previous year report to this one. Here are some of the highlights from the report, including Google sent 4 million manual actions in 2018, where sent 6 million in 2017.

Bing Uses rel=next and rel=prev For Discovery But Not Merging Pages

Mar 22, 2019 • 8:12 am | Comments (0) by twitter

With all the controversy around Google just noticing they haven't supported the rel=next/prev and now trying to dig themselves out of a hole - folks are curious how Bing supports it. Frédéric Dubut from Bing said on Twitter that Bing uses them for discovery and understanding site structure but they do not use it to merge pages into a set.