Daily Search Forum Recap: April 23, 2019

Apr 23, 2019 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter

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

Google Home & Assistant Listings May Need Google Guaranteed Label

Apr 23, 2019 • 8:41 am | Comments (0) by twitter

You've seen the Google local services ads before, they have the Google Guarantee label on them. But when the Google Assistant started showing ads, people asked how does one not pay to show up in the local listings if you need the guarantee label but those come from local services ads.

Google: AJAX/XHR Calls Can Impact Crawl Budget

Apr 23, 2019 • 8:07 am | Comments (0) by twitter

Google's Gary Illyes posted on Twitter this morning that he updated the crawl budget post from January 2017 to explicitly say that AJAX (i.e. XHR) calls were added to the list of things that will consume your site's crawl budget.

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Views From Google Milan Office
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Mortal Kombat Arcade Game At The GooglePlex
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Google AMP Kimonos At AMP Conf
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John Mueller "I Love Cheese" Tweet On A T-Shirt
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Google NYC Deck View
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Google Search Console Coverage Report Delayed 16 Days & Counting

Apr 23, 2019 • 7:54 am | Comments (4) by twitter

It is now 16 days and counting since the Google Search Console Coverage report has been updated. Two-weeks later than the normal two-day delay and there is no end in sight. I've been seeing complaints pointed at Google's John Mueller on Twitter with zero response.

Google My Business: POI Establishment Category

Apr 23, 2019 • 7:36 am | Comments (9) by twitter

I am seeing reports of business owners and local SEOs saying they are seeing a new category being added to some of the business listings they manage. The category is called POI Establishment and folks are confused what this is about, espesially because it can be mixed with their real categories, like barber shop, hair salon, etc.