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 #5121246595 at 10/22/2020 09:49 pm:

SamRay commented on Google: Domain Name Search Engine Registration Is A Scam

I have private registration with GoDaddy. I got one of the relevant messages sent to me from donotreply@domainsbyproxy.com, meaning that it was forwarded by the GoDaddy privacy feature. GoDaddy did not block it.

Comment ID #5121116572 at 10/22/2020 07:50 pm:

FEMA Camper commented on Google Crawling Doesn't Mean Indexing, Indexing Doesn't Mean Ranking

Google is awesome! I see it constantly indexing low-quality pages (without any content) because I forgot to block them, but then refuse indexing good, high quality articles because it thinks that there is nothing good about them. Go figure...

Comment ID #5121041023 at 10/22/2020 06:29 pm:

Aussiewebmaster commented on Google Search Announcements From BERT, Passages & Subtopic Indexing and More

mate great summary and vital info - thanks

Comment ID #5120908961 at 10/22/2020 04:35 pm:

I'm stupid, sorry commented on Google Crawling Doesn't Mean Indexing, Indexing Doesn't Mean Ranking

And just because a table is made of wood, doesn't mean we can send it to space.

Comment ID #5120635169 at 10/22/2020 01:16 pm:

John A. User commented on Google On Passage Indexing Vs Featured Snippets

Both ways to keep people at Google and off source sites.

Comment ID #5120554322 at 10/22/2020 12:21 pm:

John A. User commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

I heard they were planning on creating one but they're taking ages to create one if they were. If they did, I doubt, they'd be any different to the other SEs, content theft, adverts, unnecessary Twitter messages, Videos etc. Some items might change order but nothing else i think. Unless they're different, they stand a chance.

Comment ID #5120550750 at 10/22/2020 12:19 pm:

John A. User commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

I understand, rather than owning the ad company, they would employ the services of the ads company to show their ads.

Comment ID #5120447438 at 10/22/2020 11:06 am:

Jacob Hurwith commented on Google Search Console Notifications For Google Discover Optimization

So it is OK to meta robots max image preview AND a meta robots content index on the page?

Comment ID #5120437553 at 10/22/2020 10:59 am:

Neohippy commented on Google On Passage Indexing Vs Featured Snippets

I *think* it means: With featured snippets, it looks for the page that's most relevant for the query, and returns the most relevant passage from that page. With passages, it looks for the passage that's most relevant for the query, even if it's not on the page that's most relevant for the query. But not 100% sure!

Comment ID #5120394321 at 10/22/2020 10:28 am:

05girl commented on Google On Passage Indexing Vs Featured Snippets

What is the difference between these two sentences? Does anyone understand? -- Google said its "systems determine the relevance of any web document via understanding of passages. Featured snippets, on the other hand, identifies the most relevant passage in a document we’ve overall determined to be relevant to the query." --

Comment ID #5120084833 at 10/22/2020 04:37 am:

John Lawson commented on Google Officially Squashes Myths Around Passage Indexing

If you have every asked google or alexa or siri a question and it has said something like, "here's what I found on the web" then you will know what one of the drivers is for this. Google wants to answer a voice question by reading the answer off the page. Whether Google calls it indexing or not is totally irrelevant. The main question is will they credit the content owner in a way that provides visits to the source.

Comment ID #5120076909 at 10/22/2020 04:22 am:

Dennis commented on Google Says It Fixed Those Big Indexing Issues

Agree. Still facing indexing issues.

Comment ID #5120029974 at 10/22/2020 02:51 am:

Meer Hamza commented on Google Officially Squashes Myths Around Passage Indexing

I already work on this thing and found some great. Most of the time google AI knows the answer to specific things which visitor type in google search. so google can crawl the page and check where the answer to a specific query lies, If google found the answer, it starts populating in google search, and after some time article will be ranked. So whenever you start writing on any topic which is related to blogging things make sure in the first 500 words give the summaries of your article and bold them.

Comment ID #5120029868 at 10/22/2020 02:51 am:

Faizy commented on Google Says It Fixed Those Big Indexing Issues

I have an exact match domain and around 30 pages of website vanished from google index.

Comment ID #5119463416 at 10/21/2020 04:10 pm:

Bill Lambert commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

How would they make money? They would work with an ads company and have lower margins easy. Now the competition can compete, because they dont have to have their own ads platform to be competitive.

Comment ID #5119461298 at 10/21/2020 04:08 pm:

Bill Lambert commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

Oh look, Google employees are posting here. Hey, how about you fix all the spam in your SERPs before posting here?

Comment ID #5119293951 at 10/21/2020 02:04 pm:

Michael Kohlfürst commented on Google Does Not Need 30-60 Days To Index New Backlinks

I takes about 14 days until they show up in the Google Search Console. This is why I wrote 14 days.

Comment ID #5119284508 at 10/21/2020 01:58 pm:

Michael Kohlfürst commented on Google Says Most Of The Time A Wrong Date In The Search Results Is Your Fault

I agree - I also had problems with updated content which still shows old dates.

Comment ID #5119250976 at 10/21/2020 01:35 pm:

Barry Schwartz commented on Google Does Not Need 30-60 Days To Index New Backlinks

No.

Comment ID #5119249638 at 10/21/2020 01:34 pm:

Michael Kohlfürst commented on Google Does Not Need 30-60 Days To Index New Backlinks

About 14 days

Comment ID #5118963728 at 10/21/2020 10:00 am:

peekaboo commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

Ahrefs should finally start their own search engine, lol

Comment ID #5118950292 at 10/21/2020 09:49 am:

snuffy commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

I think Google has a great search product. We might not like all of the ads at the top but it is their website and they can run it as they wish. Microsoft has the resources and a reason to compete but they treat Bing like a forgotten hobby. Apple could compete and has a reason to do it but they are OK accepting payments from Google to be the preconfigured search in their devices. Amazon could compete in websearch and has a reason to compete and certainly has resources. But they are more interested in running A9 as a their on-site search engine to produce INTENTIONALLY crappy results so shoppers must drill down through several pages loaded with sponsored ads to find the product most relevant to the query. That leaves DuckDuckGo, which does a fine job - considering their resources. If the government wants to do anything to help the search environement they should get rid of all of the shitty site searches that degrade government sites and pay DuckDuckGo to build them better "on site" search results. They could reward DDG with instructions on how to dodge income tax like Amazon and use the savings on improving their search results.

Comment ID #5118885690 at 10/21/2020 08:52 am:

John A. User commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

How would Google Jr. make money if DoubleClick was hived off again. Even if company split into G.Com, O.Com, L.COM, Y.Com, T.COm and E.Com for example, one will rise above the others and deja vu. A bit drastic... There is competition now but as Google said, they all sleepwalk to Google. I would prefer instead of Google saying paying Firefox to be principle search engine. When Firefox is installed, the user is presented with the options and then if the user selects Google, Firefox gets paid by Google because the user has selected Google. All search engines get equal weight. If user selected Bing.com then Billy Gates pays up..

Comment ID #5118856096 at 10/21/2020 08:22 am:

Bill Lambert commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

Force then to sell their ads business, Splitt YouTube 3 ways and Google search 5 ways. Set up a .htaccess redirect that randomly redirects to x different URLs. Even I could code that. Confiscate the Google and YouTube brand. Done. Now they have to focus on good results again, because there is competition again.

Comment ID #5118848892 at 10/21/2020 08:14 am:

Dinesh Dhiman commented on Google Says It Fixed Those Big Indexing Issues

I would say super GARBAGE...because exact match domains are ranking higher with DA < 10, spammers are building backlinks with spam score > 50, PBN is rocking at the moment...and many more. But still Google words are <b>"EVERYTHING IS FIXED"</b>

Comment ID #5118844763 at 10/21/2020 08:09 am:

Dinesh Dhiman commented on Google Says It Fixed Those Big Indexing Issues

Google is considering only paid results as of now. So they're forcing every website to go for Paid option... they're not focusing on organic results...First COVID-19 & now google pushing out their own ALGO-20

Comment ID #5118844737 at 10/21/2020 08:09 am:

John A. User commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

In which way, two search companies or google one way and youtube the other for example? If they split into two search companies, one will become more popular than the other and we'll be back to Sq1 again. They need to be forced to send more users to websites, i.e. stopping giving answers to questions but point to where the answers are and stop keeping giving weak wikipedia pages as number 1.

Comment ID #5118839682 at 10/21/2020 08:04 am:

Bill Lambert commented on Google Says It Fixed Those Big Indexing Issues

Not resolved for me either. Pages still not indexing. Spam is indexing well though. Especially company profile spam. Good job Google.

Comment ID #5118830713 at 10/21/2020 07:54 am:

Bill Lambert commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

Sadly that is quite likely. It also depends on politics. If someone that can be paid off is in office the next few years, the likelihood of anything changing is very small. Especially if it is someone who is famous for being paid off by all sorts of people through his/her son or something.

Comment ID #5118827718 at 10/21/2020 07:50 am:

I'm stupid, sorry commented on DOJ Sues Google For Monopolistic Actions In Search & Search Advertising

Too big to fail company. They'll pay a billion dollars or two in fines, and get it over with.