Daily Search Forum Recap: January 14, 2021

Jan 14, 2021 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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 Console Notification For Google Will Start Crawling Over HTTP/2
    Last night Google began sending notifications via Google Search Console about HTTP/2 crawling. If Google has started to crawl your site over HTTP/2, Google will send you this notification. Just a heads up, this process began in a limited way in September and November of 2020.
  • Google Counts Links On Noindexed Pages? It Depends.
    We previously covered John Mueller of Google say that "links are between indexed URLs, so if one side is gone, the link is ignored." So if page A links to page B and one of those pages are noindexed, then it sounds like Google won't count the link. But it might not be the case, Google's John Mueller now says it depends.
  • Google Tests New Design For Sitelinks On Mobile
    Google has tested countless designs and layouts for the sitelinks you see in both the desktop and mobile search results. But I honestly have not seen a test in a while around sitelinks in a while, that is until now. Here is a screen shot from Ric Rodriguez showing sitelinks with descriptions under them.
  • Google's Thoughts On Selling Domains Based On SEO Value
    A while back, John Mueller and Gary Illyes from Google reacted to a tweet around selling domain names based on their "SEO footprint." Meaning, it has a lot of perceived SEO value (links and authority) based on third-party tools. And the domain name broker is pitching that as a reason to buy the domain name.
  • Google Video On Traffic Fluctuations
    Aurora Morales, from Publisher Policy Education at Google, published her first video on the "Sustainable Monetized Websites" series. This one covers traffic fluctuations. It goes over how to spot them, what to watch out for, how to ensure you do not violate organic or paid rules and much more.
  • Google NYC Iron Chef Competition
    Here is a photo a year before the Google office went on lock down of Googlers at the New York City office participating in an iron chef competition.

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