Daily Search Forum Recap: January 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017 - 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:

  • Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Update, Layout & AdWords Tests, SEO & More
    This week we covered a possible Google algorithm update. We also saw the Google Search Console label reports with data changes. Google said the site command isnât in any defined order. Google said AMP is not a ranking factor. Google said they wonât number future Penguin releases...
  • Google Horizontal Scrollable Local Pack Ads
    Google seems to be testing yet another format for the local pack ads. @SilverbackStrat shared a screen shot with me showing a local ad pack which looks like the AMP carousel. A horizontal scrollable set of cards that you can scroll or flick to get more results...
  • Google AdWords Also Testing Orange Ad Label
    Google this week has been busy testing new colors for the ad label. Last year they went from yellow to green with the ad label. This week we spotted Google testing green outlined ad labels and also a black ad label...
  • Google: We Try To Launch All Our Algorithms Globally Now
    Back in the day, Google use to launch specific algorithms in different regions. Like with Panda, when it launched, it launched in English regions only at first. Then it was pushed to other language afterwards...
  • The Google Dance Returns For 2017 At SMX West
    Last year, after years and years of the Google Dance going on a hiatus, Gary Illyes and Nathan Johns, amongst others at Google, brought it back in 2016. It really acted as an olive branch from Google to the webmaster community and, in my opinion, was a huge success...
  • Google AdWords Ad Disapproval Notice Bug
    Google has confirmed in a Google AdWords Help forum thread that there is a bug with some advertisers not being able to see why some of their ads are not approved. In short, when an ad is disapproved, it doesn't show why...
  • Google Lockers
    Here is a photo of a locker room at Google showing the different Google colored lockers. Most lockers are a shinny white, but there are blue, red, yellow, green - just like the Google logo. I am not

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