Daily Search Forum Recap: January 24, 2019

Jan 24, 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 Aware Of Sensationalist Tabloidesque Headlines In Top Stories
    Google's Danny Sullivan said on Twitter that the Google team is aware of the "concerns about sensationalist tabloidesque headlines" in the top stories section in Google search. He added that Google looks for solutions to solve concerns but didn't say much more.
  • Google On Potential Issues With Canonicals & JavaScript
    Google's John Mueller posted a very detailed response on Reddit about how Google treats canonicals and how JavaScript based sites that use them might run into issues. JavaScript isn't the issue itself but it can cause some confusion.
  • Google Local Pack Defaults To Showing 4 Stars For Some Queries
    If you do a search for [top soil] where I am and in some other locations, Google will show you a local pack but the local pack will be filtered to only show results with 4.0+ ratings or higher. If I do another search, like [barber shop] I do not get the 4+ rating filter in my location.
  • Is Google Penguin Dead Or Alive
    Joe Hall, an SEO, posted a Twitter poll asking SEOs if they believe if Penguin is dead or alive. Yes, the Google Penguin update that ravaged so many SEOs over the years. The poll has over 100 votes, but it clearly shows SEOs don't know. Heck, even John Mueller from Google responded that it depends because Penguin has evolved.
  • Old Smelly Google Socks
    Here is a photo of the old classic Google socks that are probably old smelly socks in general. I found it on Instagram and the person called them his "i'm feeling lucky socks."

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