RECENT COMMENTS ON SEARCH ENGINE ROUNDTABLE

Below are the most recent 30 comments. I try to keep it clean of comment spam, but some times things get through and it takes me several hours to get to it. So please excuse any of that comment spam.

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Comment ID #4467927563 at 05/18/2019 06:40 pm:

Actual Wizard commented on Bing Open Sources Their Vector Search Algorithm

LMAO.. Wikihow: How to do anything. I can't imagine what people are going to think if they check their Google Search Console/Bing Webmaster Tools account and see that.

Comment ID #4467312639 at 05/18/2019 08:10 am:

So funny commented on Bing Open Sources Their Vector Search Algorithm

Mines are different, but some "oral" are funny: https://i.imgur.com/1WKBpYJ.jpg - HAHAHHAHAHHAHA https://i.imgur.com/83q01ub.jpg https://i.imgur.com/H9kyzGG.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tFcFiPh.jpg

Comment ID #4467155883 at 05/18/2019 03:14 am:

Adeze commented on Bing Open Sources Their Vector Search Algorithm

To get that right they should have a sarcasm detection algoritm in place and ignore the bullshit from the query. One thing I know about that is that I wouldn't want to be the person who codes it.

Comment ID #4467065296 at 05/18/2019 12:01 am:

Stefan Carter commented on Searchers Seeing Google Ads In Discover Feed Now

I love the Google Discover feed! Full of high quality content I do read.

Comment ID #4467011467 at 05/17/2019 10:36 pm:

Văn Việt commented on Google Assistant Search Ads

I see there is a google ad like the picture. But I don't understand why it runs? According to google policy, it has been violated

Comment ID #4466880460 at 05/17/2019 07:46 pm:

Muhammad Junaid commented on Searchers Seeing Google Ads In Discover Feed Now

Very Thanks Barry for cover this new update, yes I saw early in the morning last day on my mobile when I was randomly searching different keywords for my client.

Comment ID #4466801200 at 05/17/2019 06:24 pm:

Cupid stunt commented on Bing Open Sources Their Vector Search Algorithm

The only think broke is you. Stick to Google. It will show you complete crap that you didn't ask for.. but you'll feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Comment ID #4466681306 at 05/17/2019 04:33 pm:

diego commented on Google Trips: Hotels, Flights, Weather, Things To Do & More

Google trips only organice places and ads of big retailers of travel such as gettourguide musement etc

Comment ID #4466675366 at 05/17/2019 04:28 pm:

B.B. commented on Google's First SEO Mythbusting Video Wasn't Really Mythbusting

This video was a piece of crap.

Comment ID #4466621512 at 05/17/2019 03:46 pm:

Actual Wizard commented on Bing Open Sources Their Vector Search Algorithm

Bing: "How do you use the Bing Search Engine correctly with out it getting drunk and vomiting?" Video Results: How to trick people into thinking you're good looking Open 615 Racist Mario Open 309 <b>I think I broke it.</b> Edit: LMAO. Bing: "How do you use the Bing Search Engine correctly with out it getting drunk and vomiting at an Excision concert?" The results are complete gibberish, it picks up on none of the keywords, but #6 is Google Search Help... 😀

Comment ID #4466400509 at 05/17/2019 12:54 pm:

stratus commented on Audit Claims Google Shows Limited Number Of News Sources In Top Stories

I've noticed that Fox News rarely appears in the first page of SERPs for any newsey story. I tried clinton emails, and constitutional crisis as searches. Fox is locked out. Can't be because Fox is not a valid source. Fox's news programs have higher ratings than their liberal competitors. So it seems unlikely that the liberal media has higher search or click-thru or other SEO metrics that would explain such an outcome. It must be something added to the algo? I've heard the argument that CNN is a true news station, whereas Hannity and other highly rated Fox programs are entertainment or opinion. But if one conducts an audit of the content of CNN, you'll find it is very focused on a specific opinion set, and will refuse to air stories which are inconsistent with that world view. The audiences on TV are seeming to gravitate to information sources that offer content which reinforces the viewer's world view. But Google not so much.

Comment ID #4466151931 at 05/17/2019 10:04 am:

PD2 commented on Google Says No Changes With Search Algorithm Or Infrastructure

If you comment on other peoples businesses when you know zero about the situation that is being presumptuous. Your statement might apply to some businesses but not blanketly to all. Im not completely dependent on organic but it is important enough, and that is unavoidable, to be able to make or break the business. That is purely down to the market niche and how it is now. Or put simply, the vast vast majority of our potential customers use google to find what they are looking for and then buy online. If your not near the top in google, it is impossible to survive for long.

Comment ID #4466118034 at 05/17/2019 09:37 am:

Doug Brown commented on New Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps

Thank you Barry for sharing Pedro's screen shot. I'm not thrilled with Google's new Search Console, but I'm sure I'll like it more when I figure out how to use it as well as I did the original.

Comment ID #4466107152 at 05/17/2019 09:28 am:

Collin Davis commented on SEOs Not Too Happy With Google Ads Announcements

It is all about the money. At the end of the day, it is for profit company. Google's monopoly is such that there are no near challengers to it and no company can match the money power of Google. So as much as we SEOs crib about it, it isn't going to change. It is Google's platform and they make the rules. They will only be forced to change their rules if another market player eats into its share and we SEOs and users flock towards making that platform more popular.

Comment ID #4466101459 at 05/17/2019 09:23 am:

Casper Boersma commented on Google Says No Changes With Search Algorithm Or Infrastructure

if you're completely dependant on organic you're not running your business well.

Comment ID #4466092578 at 05/17/2019 09:15 am:

Richard Anderson commented on Google Won't Show Content Within Tabs In Search Results Snippets

FWIW I saw this blog post the other day testing content hidden behind the tabs. https://miromind.com/blog/experiment-does-hidden-content-impact-seo-and-rankings/

Comment ID #4466082662 at 05/17/2019 09:06 am:

tobstar commented on Google Images Not Changing Referral URL Anymore

and thus a two day delay

Comment ID #4466079824 at 05/17/2019 09:04 am:

tobstar commented on Google Won't Show Content Within Tabs In Search Results Snippets

They'll use it for ranking purposes on mobile, for desktop I'd say it's devalued. The way I look at it is if the users can't see the content once the page is loaded that hidden content is slightly devalued. However that said I do see sites ranking well when all the content is hidden on mobile so I might be incorrect with that assumption

Comment ID #4466070680 at 05/17/2019 08:56 am:

chaboi_sora commented on Google Says No Changes With Search Algorithm Or Infrastructure

Who's Chad?

Comment ID #4466058112 at 05/17/2019 08:44 am:

Ted commented on Google: Top Three Things A Developer Can Do To Help With Search Rankings

You claim meta description is not a ranking factor but starting one with an emoji gets you deindexed and not having one causes ranking fluctuations when google a/b tests snippets from the page. Seems like it effects rankings to me.

Comment ID #4466040557 at 05/17/2019 08:28 am:

Ronnie Jones commented on Google Won't Show Content Within Tabs In Search Results Snippets

I thought 'hidden' content either with a read more or a tab wasn't used to rank? Is this not the case with mobile first index but still is the case for desktop?

Comment ID #4466002329 at 05/17/2019 07:48 am:

Mehman commented on Google Won't Show Content Within Tabs In Search Results Snippets

Good to know it, thanks Barry.

Comment ID #4465869485 at 05/17/2019 04:45 am:

Kiel Hanson commented on Google Ads Gets New Performance Planner

This was in the old interface and I'm extremely happy to see it back, it was a fantastic tool for forecasting performance.

Comment ID #4465848447 at 05/17/2019 04:07 am:

Oh err missus commented on Google Says No Changes With Search Algorithm Or Infrastructure

You don't get it because you be little Asian Indian scammer who don't understand English my old Chaddy Whallah Boi.

Comment ID #4465832055 at 05/17/2019 03:37 am:

Özgür Nevres commented on Google Says No Changes With Search Algorithm Or Infrastructure

It was an amazing read, thanks

Comment ID #4465816978 at 05/17/2019 03:08 am:

Block time commented on Google Says No Changes With Search Algorithm Or Infrastructure

User-agent:GoogleBot Disallow: / Yep. If you get nothing from them may as well stop feeding them. 99% won't do it though will they?

Comment ID #4465558788 at 05/16/2019 08:22 pm:

Matt Bassos commented on Google: Top Three Things A Developer Can Do To Help With Search Rankings

I mean, why would a developer be building links...

Comment ID #4465545094 at 05/16/2019 08:06 pm:

Derek Chew commented on SEOs Not Too Happy With Google Ads Announcements

google is under new management and their apparent focus is profits in the name of "user experience." Compromising their previously noble intent is the only way to combat Amazon as a destination for shoppers / searchers. I'm not surprised they're moving closer to ad-focused experienced -- it's definitely becoming more blatant. Unlike those days when they were merely testing "Ad" icon colors :)

Comment ID #4465354641 at 05/16/2019 04:54 pm:

Michael Stricker commented on Audit Claims Google Shows Limited Number Of News Sources In Top Stories

Much of what Actual Wizard posits seems true. Those who look down their noses at 'mainstream media' are unlikely to respect the measurable traditions of fact-finding and reporting that a search engine would use to evaluate the authority and veracity of news publishers. NOTE: the SERP your post shows is <i>NOT</i> a Google News index SERP, it <b>is an ALL or Universal Search result page</b>. The bug seems to be that TheGatewayPundit.com posts <b>do not even appear in the first two pages of Google News Search</b> BUT that could also be a result of flouting News policies (a lack of fact and reliance on superlative, qualitative judgement and extreme bias - what do you expect when the flag is "explore the wickedness of the left"?) I'd refer to a Barry Adams piece on "How to Get Into Google News" https://moz.com/blog/how-to-get-into-google-news for a good checklist of things for which to audit the Gateway Pundit. It is also possible that 'technical' SEO reasons are causing the blog to drop in rankings. AHREFs reveals 25% lost referring domains YOY, massive (bulk?) link accruals to a total of 15M links, 225:1 Avg. Links per Referring Domain, overweighting in foreign links (Russia), 98% preponderance of Follow Links. Site can't be crawl-audited due to Cloudflare DNS Firewall. SEMrush indicates a freefall in Organic Traffic since Jan. 2017. The profile looks like a manual penalty or filter was applied. There is a chance that the un-named Feb. 1, 2017 Google Algorithm Update that devalued links may be in play. when taken with Link Rot, the blog's PageRank has certainly eroded. Mobile SERP features Knowledge Graph defining the site as a Blog, Topics carousel of links to headlines, People Also Search for" carousel, featuring Breitbart and others of the ilk. The Mobile presentation of homepage first screen is about 60% devoted to a Paid Ad survey paid for by Conservative Buzz. Not a good sign to devote so much screen real estate to ads, according to Google Quality Rater Guidelines. Any claims for veracity are immediately sunk by the outlandish claim "More accurate than NYT, WaPost, CNN & MSNBC..." I'd add that it is impossible to make a current assessment based on a two-year-old audit, even by Cambridge Journalism Review. We also have no audit methodology - was the intent to gauge Impressions for all Topics, or political subjects, only? What, if any, were the keywords or queries used? There are distinct differences in how one searches for factual news VS commentary. A quick review of left- and right-leaning Search habits revealed distinct differences in queries. Conservatives frequently searched buzzwords and talking points, memes, tropes, perjorative labels and demeaning nicknames. Liberal search terms were more often categorized by primary subject, and real given names. This divergence can greatly skew any attempt to test SERP results' balance. If the audit were simply based on discovery, initial presentation in Google News, that would be flavored or colored by the investigator's own context, search behavior and browser history. Elaborate preparations are necessary to arrive at a more 'pure' and universal set of results. Were those procedures undertaken by the auditor? When auditing, it is too easy to find what you're looking for. Bringing one's own bias to research will only color the results. Finally, as for whether a publisher ranks first for their domain name, SEOs are frequently reminded that words in URLs have very little influence on search engine rank. When searching for "thegatewaypundit.com" as a navigational search query in Google, the site's link appears at position #1. If suppression of conservative websites were present, this highest ranking would not occur. The fact that wikipedia outranks the domain is a feature of search results long lamented by many brands. The cause? Enormous authority, strong editor entities, solid internal linking structure to establish depth and relevance, outbound links to verifiable primary online sources, inbound links from many high-performing webpages on highly-trafficked, trustworthy sites. So, the SEO concluded with an answer... "It depends." ; )

Comment ID #4465337365 at 05/16/2019 04:41 pm:

Manila Channel commented on SEOs Not Too Happy With Google Ads Announcements

LOL...