Daily Search Forum Recap: March 20, 2019

Mar 20, 2019 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter

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

Google: With March 2019 Core Update We Try To Make Incremental Improvements

Mar 20, 2019 • 8:30 am | Comments (3) by twitter

Google's John Mueller for the first time addressed the latest Google algorithm update, the March 2019 core update, that touched down on March 12th. He was asked if it was a softening of the August 1st core Medic update. He said he doesn't know but generally Google likes to make incremental updates in these cases.

What Is Google's Neural Matching?

Mar 20, 2019 • 8:19 am | Comments (2) by twitter

Yesterday I covered that Google said that their neural matching AI has nothing at all to do with the March 2019 core update, nor any previous updates. But this concept of neural matching seems to confuse not just SEOs but also Googlers - so I thought I'd bring it up again.

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Puddle Raindrop At GooglePlex
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First Work Day At Google Yoga Pose
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Neon Sign For Google Bike
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Googlers Dress Up As Cows
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Google Foot Art - Diabetic Masterpiece
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Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps

Mar 20, 2019 • 8:00 am | Comments (4) by twitter

You can now remove your XML Sitemaps from the new version of the Google Search Console. Pedro Dias first spotted this and posted about this on Twitter. You can go to your Sitemap report and click on a sitemap you want to remove, then the three dots to remove that sitemap.

Google: Differentiate Structured Markup Between Recorded & Live Stream Videos

Mar 20, 2019 • 7:53 am | Comments (0) by twitter

Google's John Mueller said in a webmaster hangout yesterday that it is really important that when you use structured data for video content, you use the right markup based on it being either recorded video or live stream video.