Daily Search Forum Recap: January 29, 2020

Jan 29, 2020 - 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 Right Side Featured Snippet No Longer Deduplicated - For Now...
    Google has come through and has now stopped deduplicating the featured snippets that show up on the right side. That is until Google moves the right side featured snippets to the top left position. Google said they would do this temporarily until Google does move those featured snippets.
  • Did Forbes Google Search Traffic Just Completely Die?
    A senior writer at Forbes, shared some data on Twitter showing that Forbes.com has seen a huge and very concerning drop in traffic from Google organic search. He said traffic is "down circa 10x" starting January 27th at 11pm ET. He posted this on Twitter saying "Seeing huge hits to Forbes ranking and traffic (down circa 10x) since the new Google search algorithm was applied. Any idea if there's a problem? Some (usually popular) articles not reaching 100 views in 24h."
  • Tons Of Google My Business Suspensions
    Google My Business has performed more and more business suspensions recently according to local SEO experts. In fact, the appeal form seems to have a notice that says there is a high volume of questions around suspension notices.
  • Vlog #41: Lisa Barone About Writing About SEO & Implementing Strategies To Help Clients Win
    Lisa Barone (@lisabarone) invited me, well, I invited myself, to her office, Overit, up in Albany, New York. It was my first time in a Church, although her office is no longer a church. In any event, Lisa and I go way back...
  • Google: Mixed Languages In URLs Are Fine For Search
    Google's John Mueller said it doesn't hurt you to used mixed languages in your URLs but it might confuse users who look at your URLs. John was asked on Twitter "Mixing language in url path" is it bad? John said "I don't see a problem with that."
  • Google Chrome In Google Search Tests Hiding URLs In URL Bar
    So domains are the most important part of the URL, eh? Well, here is Google Chrome testing hiding the Google search URL from displaying and instead just showing the query you entered into Google.
  • Feats Of Engineering Google Silver Box Award
    Here is a random photo I found online, it is of an award named "Feats of Engineering 2019" and has the G logo at the top. It is a silver box and Lin who posted this on Instagram said this is a "Google

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