Daily Search Forum Recap: January 22, 2019

Jan 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...

Google: We Know When Domain Names Change Ownership

Jan 22, 2019 • 7:38 am | Comments (18) by twitter Google+

Aaseesh from the Google Webmaster Trends Analysts team said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that Google understands when a domain name changes ownership. He said if you are buying the domain name to pick up on their rankings, don't bother.

RankRanger SERP Checker Now Tracks Hotel Pack Data

Jan 22, 2019 • 7:30 am | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

You all know I am obsessed with tracking the search results (SERPs), not just the core ten blue link changes but also how the other elements come in and out of those search results. Tools like Mozcast and RankRanger, amongst others, also track Google features that are included, like videos, local listings, ads, HTTPS and so much more. Now RankRanger added hotel local packs to the mix.

picture of the day Subscribe

Google's Sundar Pichai At Fancy European Roundtable
Source: Flickr by Twitter January 22, 2019 • 7:00 am | Comments (1)
Google: Learning On The Loo
Source: Flickr by Twitter January 21, 2019 • 6:51 am | Comments (2)
Yoda At Google
Source: Flickr by Twitter January 18, 2019 • 7:19 am | Comments (1)
Google Goose
Source: Flickr by Twitter January 17, 2019 • 7:31 am | Comments (0)
Google Subway Car Sign
Source: Flickr by Twitter January 16, 2019 • 7:36 am | Comments (0)

Google Structured Data Tool Now Showing More Warnings?

Jan 22, 2019 • 7:19 am | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

Steve Seeley noticed that Google's Structured Data Tool may have been updated to show even more warnings. He said that on sites he tests on a routine basis, he is now seeing warnings he has never seen before.

Google Test Video Lightbox For Some Videos In Mobile Search Results

Jan 22, 2019 • 7:09 am | Comments (3) by twitter Google+

Google is testing a video overlay or lightbox feature to play videos in the mobile search results. In the search results captured by Valentin Pletzer on Twitter he showed how instead of being taken to the video landing page, Google shows the video itself in an overlay.