Daily Search Forum Recap: January 2, 2019

Jan 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm 0 by

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google: Links From Non-English Languages Are Not Unnatural Links
    This may be filed under the super obvious category but John Mueller from Google confirmed that you do not need to disavow links to your site just because those links come from pages that are in your language. So if you write in English and a site in Spanish links to you, that doesn't make the link a bad link.
  • Google Tests Larger Messaging Buttons In Local Panels
    Joy Hawkins who follows the local SEO beat really closely spotted a new interface treatment that really calls out the messaging functionality within the Google local panels. The new button to message a local business, when available, is massive compared to when it first launched.
  • Google Tests More Movie & TV Streaming Options In Search
    Google in November 2017 began showing movies and TV shows to watch on YouTube and other providers directly in search. Now, it seems Google is pushing that a bit more with the ability to add more streaming providers and testing new interfaces for it.
  • A Google Bike On A Transit Bus
    Louis Gray from Google has collected many Google bikes he spotted off the Google Campus and returned many of them to Google. Supposedly it is a thing for people in the area to steal Google bikes. Her
  • Google's John Mueller Helping Webmasters On New Years
    Just like this past Christmas, Google's John Mueller on New Years even and day is out helping webmasters and SEOs with their Google related issues. He posted several times over the New Years break.
  • New Year Day Logos & Themes From Google, Bing, Yahoo, Baidu, Sogou & More
    Happy New Years everyone - here is to an awesome, successful, healthy, happy and consistent 2019! See what I did there? Anyway, today is New Years and to celebrate, the search engines have special logos and themes up.

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