Daily Search Forum Recap: December 8, 2022

Dec 8, 2022 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter mastodon

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

Poll Shows SEOs Split On If Google Or The Web Is Getting Worse

Dec 8, 2022 • 7:51 am | Comments (9) by twitter mastodon

There have been a lot of complaints about the quality of Google search results - the truth is, there are always complaints. Assuming you believe the results are indeed getting worse (which not everyone would agree with), is Google to blame, or is it the fault of the web in general to blame?

Google Tests Removing Estimated Number Of Search Results Again

Dec 8, 2022 • 7:41 am | Comments (1) by twitter mastodon

Seems Google is once again testing removing the estimated number of search results under the search bar. You know, the line that says "About X results in Y seconds" Google is testing removing that again.

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Teddy Bear Hardly Working At The GooglePlex
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Google Dublin Office Tower Viewer
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Google Dublin Office Christmas Tree Is Up
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Google Doogler Fire Station Hydrant
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Hollywood Mirror at Google Office
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Google Search Console: Sites Using Subscribe With Google May See Increase In Impressions & Clicks

Dec 8, 2022 • 7:31 am | Comments (1) by twitter mastodon

Google added a new annotation to the Google Search Console performance reports on December 5th, saying that sites that use Subscribe with Google may see an increase in clicks and impressions. I'll be honest, I am a bit confused by the annotation was added this week and not in 2018 when the feature was added.

Google SafeSearch Can Be Triggered By Use Of Explicit & Extreme Cursing

Dec 8, 2022 • 7:21 am | Comments (0) by twitter mastodon

A couple of years ago, Gary Illyes of Google noted that using many more X-rated curse words can trigger Google to think your site is adult oriented and thus be filtered out by SafeSearch. But how much, how often, and how explicit do those words need to be on your site to trigger it?