Daily Search Forum Recap: November 19, 2019

Nov 19, 2019 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today...

Microsoft Advertising Editor Has Been Redesigned

Nov 19, 2019 • 8:35 am | Comments (0) by twitter

Microsoft announced that it has redesigned the Microsoft Advertising Editor, formerly known as Bing Ads Editor. This is available for both Windows and Mac.

Google: We Do Not Penalize Sites Using Old School HTML & Tables

Nov 19, 2019 • 8:19 am | Comments (3) by twitter

Google's John Mueller had to say on Twitter again that Google does not penalize sites using old school HTML, like old table designs or invalid HTML. He said "no, we don't penalize sites that use old-school (or invalid, table-designs, etc) HTML."

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Google Wellness Day Presentation?
Source: Flickr by Twitter November 19, 2019 • 7:10 am | Comments (0)
Google NYC 8th Avenue Lobby Timelapsed
Source: Flickr by Twitter November 18, 2019 • 7:26 am | Comments (1)
Microsoft Advertising Sends Some Customers Halloween Treats
Source: Flickr by Twitter November 15, 2019 • 7:00 am | Comments (1)
Google Ice Sculpture Drinking Fountain - PE Summit
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Google Ferris Wheel
Source: Flickr by Twitter November 13, 2019 • 7:00 am | Comments (0)

Hey; Bing Has Been Doing The BERT Thing Since April

Nov 19, 2019 • 8:01 am | Comments (4) by twitter

I mentioned this before, but did you know that Bing has been using BERT since April of this year. That is about 6-months prior to when Google started using it. Also, Bing said in this blog post that BERT like "models are now applied to every Bing search query globally." Google only applies it to English queries in the US right now, and all featured snippets.

Google: GoogleBot Won't Request Google Analytics & Many Other Ad Scripts When Crawling

Nov 19, 2019 • 7:44 am | Comments (2) by twitter

Martin Splitt of Google said on stage at SMX East that Google won't request Google Analytics and many other ad scripts when crawling your site. This saves in terms of resources and crawl efficiency. I asked Martin later on to list out all the things GoogleBot won't crawl specifically, because it is useful to know.