Daily Search Forum Recap: February 21, 2019

Feb 21, 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 Search Console Notifications For Drop In Weekly Clicks
    Google is now sending out what I believe are new notifications when a site verified in Google Search Console has seen a drop in clicks, impressions, etc. This alert communicates to the site owner or webmaster that there may be an issue.
  • Google: SEOs Don't Manipulate Google They Manipulate Web Sites
    Sometimes Google's John Mueller has these one liners that I just want to share with the SEO community. He said on Twitter "SEOs don't manipulate Google, they manipulate websites." Of course, the Google guidelines mention bad players manipulating the Google search results but here John is being nice and explaining SEOs help web sites in search.
  • Google Looking To Speed Up Crawl To Render Time But...
    As you know, it can take weeks from the time Google crawls some pages to fully render them. Google's John Mueller said on Twitter Google is working on ways to "getting crawling & rendering closer together." He added that this is still a "looong way off" from happening but Google is working on it.
  • Google Images Related Searches Tests Icons & Images
    Google is testing showing images or icons in the Image Search related searches section. Related searches began showing up in December 2017 and now it is common to see them. But you don't normally see them with images or icons next to them. Bhumika Kateliya spotted this test and shared screen shots on Twitter.
  • Steve Irwin Google Doodle For 57th Birthday On Friday
    On Friday, February 22nd, it would be Steve Irwin's 57th birthday. I am pretty sure most people know the name Steve Irwin. He was the legendary, fun and entertaining Australian zookeeper who were and is still part of many people's lives. Now his family, wife, son and other children continue on his legacy after he passed years ago due to an accident.
  • Cheers The Bar Room At Google's Cambridge Office
    Some of you may remember the popular sitcom TV show that ran from the early 80s to early 90s named Cheers. Well, here is an office at Google in Cambridge, I think in Boston, replicating some of the C

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