Daily Search Forum Recap: January 10, 2019

Jan 10, 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 Search Algorithm Update On January 9th?
    The Google search results and rankings have been pretty unstable the past week or so. There are a lot of fluctuations happening from earlier this week and also as of yesterday. Both the automated tracking tools and the SEO communities are taking notice.
  • Knowledge Panel Exploit Is Embarrassing For Google
    A lot of news came out yesterday evening around an old Google knowledge panel exploit that let's you manipulate almost any query to show any knowledge panel. Yes, this is embarrassing for Google but even more so because it is something that was reported back in 2016.
  • Google Search Results Rich Snippet With Asked X Years/Months Ago
    I am not sure if this is a new snippet, but I don't think I've seen it before where Google shows how many years ago the question was specifically asked in this format. Bhumika Kateliya shared on Twitter an example of this and I was able to replicate a similar one in Google's search results.
  • Google Webhook For Google My Business Reviews Delayed, Working On A Fix
    Kara from the Google My Business team confirmed Google is working on a fix for the delays in getting review data from the Google My Business API, specifically webhooks. Kara said "Our teams are working on the issue but they don't have an estimate for when the issue will be resolved."
  • Google Beijing LED Strip Christmas Tree
    Here is a photo from the Google Beijing office showing a Christmas tree made out of LED light strips. It looks pretty cool, don't you think? It was shared on Instagram just a couple days ago.

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