Daily Search Forum Recap: January 23, 2019

Jan 23, 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:

  • Searchers Seeing Mixed Up Languages In Google Search
    There are some reports in the Google Web Search Help forums of searchers seeing mixed languages in the search results. If they search for one query, they may see English but if they search for a different query, they may see a completely different language.
  • Google's John Mueller: You Focus Too Much On Links
    Google's John Mueller has been telling some SEOs over the past day or so that they are focusing too much on links. He said it twice within a few hours of each other to different SEOs on Twitter.
  • Google Knowledge Panel With Video As Top Featured Image
    I am not sure if I've seen a video in the top featured slot of the knowledge panel in Google before. If you search for [oscar nominations] in Google on desktop or mobile, you will see a video thumbnail at the top. Click on it and it will play a video.
  • Google My Business Helps Businesses Without Offices With New Sign Up Process
    We saw this coming and now Google officially released a new sign up process for service area businesses, businesses that don't operate out of a specific location(s). Google now lets them specify the locations they service, instead of being stuck without any options.
  • Google URL Inspection Tool Security Issue
    Oliver H.G. Mason posted a simple method to use the Google Search Console URL inspection tool on any URL even when you do not have verified access to that URL in Google Search Console. The process is very simple, just set up a page on a URL you do have access to and redirect it to a page you do not have access to.
  • Google Food Ordering
    Here is a nice photo I found on Instagram from Ann Beaver. It says Hey Google, order food! Google food ordering. Looks like either a chocolate bar or card of some sorts to me.

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