Daily Search Forum Recap: January 19, 2023

Jan 19, 2023 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | 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.

There was another unconfirmed Google search ranking algorithm update. Google Ads is rolling out experiments for Performance Max campaigns. Google Search Console's performance report may show a spike in data for product results due to a change. Google removed the playable podcast list view rich results. Bing is testing topics search refinement, like Google.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On Wednesday?
    It looks like we may have had another tremor or Google search ranking algorithm update kickoff yesterday, Wednesday, January 18th. We just had one this weekend after the December 2022 helpful content update and December 2022 link spam update finished on January 12th and now we have this, again.
  • Google Search Console Search Performance Product Results Clicks & Impressions Spike
    Google has posted that you may see an increase in clicks and impressions in your search performance report when filtering by the product results search appearance in Search Console. Google said this is because Google is now picking up these products even without structured data.
  • Google Ads Rolling Out Performance Max Experiments
    Google is rolling out Performance Max experiments in Google Ads today. We knew this would come and now, I think for the first time but I might be wrong, we are seeing some advertisers gain access to this.
  • Google Search Drops Playable Podcast Rich Snippets
    Google has dropped the playable podcast search result rich snippets. 9to5Google reported this first, and there is a bit of confusion around what exactly Google removed. Google seems to have removed the recent episodes playable rich results for podcasts, where Google would show under a specific search result the recent podcasts.
  • Microsoft Bing Tests Topics Search Bar Refinements Like Google
    Microsoft Bing is testing topics refinements options in the search bar, this is similar to what Google Search launched a few months back on mobile search and has been testing on desktop search.
  • Green Google Singapore Office
    Google's Daniel Waisberg shared some photos of the Google Singapore office. The images are embedded below but the one on top shows how green this space is. There is even a place that lets you grow

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