Daily Search Forum Recap: January 29, 2021

Jan 29, 2021 - 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 Mobile Search Redesign, Ranking Update, Web Stories Teasers, Google On Links & More
    This week, on January 27th, there was an unconfirmed and somewhat smaller Google search ranking update. Google launched a new redesign for its mobile search results pages...
  • Smaller Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On January 27th
    There may have been a smaller and unconfirmed Google search ranking algorithm update that touched down around January 26th but mostly felt on January 27th. I was going to report on it yesterday but more important information came out, so I held this until today. Again, this seems like a smaller update but if you were hit by it, you probably felt it in a big way.
  • Google Search Found 25 Billion Spammy Pages Each Day
    Google released a video talking about search spam and what Google does to protect searches from "spam sites, phishing scams, and other bad actors" trying to get into Google search. One metric that stood out was that Google detected "25 billion spammy pages every day" in 2020.
  • Google Search Critic Ratings Scale Visualization
    Here is another variation of product attribute sliders within Google Search. In the screen shot from Brian Freiesleben you will see a "critic ratings" box that shows a scale that says "lower than most" from Bat Digest.
  • Google Search Now Displays Sports Player Statistics
    Google Search is now showing the statistics for individual sport player stats. Mordy Oberstein, who admits he is not a 12 year old, noticed this new Google feature because he said he checks these queries often enough.
  • Google Offers Help On The Apple iOS 14 ATT Policy Changes
    Google has published a document explaining what developers need to know about the upcoming App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy changes.The changes will require developers to ask for permission when they use certain information from other companies' apps and websites for advertising purposes, even if they already have user consent, Google said.
  • Google Australia Adds Notice To Search Results About News Links Law
    So you probably have heard the news that Australia wants Google and other platforms to pay to list search results to news outlets. Well, now, Google has added a large noticeable banner to the top of the search results in Google Australia for any query.
  • Noogler Santa Coding At Google
    Here is a photo from February 2019 I found on Twitter of Santa, with a Noogler hat, special propeller hats new Googlers wear, working at one of the Google offices. I am not sure which office or why

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