Daily Search Forum Recap: January 31, 2023

Jan 31, 2023 - 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.

Google implies that spammy links from porn sites are not a huge concern. Google Search does not have the notion of optimal keyword density. Yahoo Search will likely make a return; there is much more evidence of this happening. Microsoft Bing is doing some interesting things in search. Google Search is testing a box and card-like designs.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google: Spammy Links From Porn Sites Are Not Something To Prioritize
    Google has posted one of its Google SEO office-hours, this one was posted today, recorded in January, after the Google layoffs news, and one question asked was about if you should worry about spammy from porn sites and if they can cause bad for ranking in Google Search.
  • Yahoo Working On Yahoo Search
    Last week I reported that Yahoo Search posted on Twitter that it will be making search cool again. As I posted on Search Engine Land yesterday, we got more evidence that Yahoo is really moving forward with improving its search service.
  • Google Search Still Does Not Have Optimal Keyword Density
    Google has posted one of its Google SEO office-hours, this one was posted today, recorded in January, after the Google layoffs news, and one question asked was about keyword density - yep. John Mueller from Google said, "no, Google does not have a notion of optimal keyword density."
  • Google Tests More Card Box Like Buttons In Search
    Google is testing more card and box-like elements in the search results. We covered this with the product results interface a few weeks back but now we are seeing them for other elements.
  • More Bing Search Features & Tests
    Here is another batch of Microsoft Bing Search tests and features that were caught out in the wild that I wanted to share with you. They include
  • John Mueller & Daniel Waisberg Biking Near Google Tel Aviv
    A couple weeks ago, John Mueller went to visit the Google Search Console team, which is based in the Google Tel Aviv office. Daniel Waisberg works out of that office, working closely with the Search C

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