Daily Search Forum Recap: May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter

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

Google My Business Call History Feature Now Showing Call Data

May 11, 2021 • 8:01 am | Comments (0) by twitter

After months of Google teasing us with the preview call history section and showing us no data, now Google is showing call history data to some local businesses in the Google My Business console. John Smith shared a screen shot showing that he sees answered and missed calls, with caller ID information; i.e. name and phone number.

Google Search Console Changes Event Structured Data Reporting

May 11, 2021 • 7:51 am | Comments (0) by twitter

Google said that starting on May 10, 2021 it has changed how it reports in some event structured data. Specifically, Google will now begin detecting Event entities at all hierarchy levels, not just at the root level, and errors in recommended properties are now flagged as warnings rather than errors.

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Google Shovel
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Report: Google Showing People Also Ask Results More Often

May 11, 2021 • 7:41 am | Comments (0) by twitter

Both Semrush and RankRanger are reporting an increase in the frequency Google shows the "people also ask" types of search featured in its search results. It is not a huge jump but up a few percentage points according to both trackers starting on May 6th.

Google: We Do Not Use The Trust Project Directly For Search Rankings

May 11, 2021 • 7:31 am | Comments (0) by twitter

Back in 2017, Google announced that it was working with The Trust Project to help publishers use "eight trust indicators that newsrooms can add to their content." But Google's Danny Sullivan said that was the extent of it, and that Google does not use The Trust Project directly for how it ranks websites in its search results.