Daily Search Forum Recap: February 27, 2019

Feb 27, 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 Launches Domain Property In Search Console; Replacing Property Sets
    Google has officially launched Domain Property in Google Search Console the day after they announced the closure of the Property Set feature. Overall, the concept behind Domain Property is similar to Property Set, it lets you combine multiple properties in Search Console into one, to see an aggregate view of the data.
  • How To Check Country Specific Rankings In Google
    Every now and then, espesially if you do SEO for a living, you want to see how a site ranks in Google within a specific country or region. Of course you can try to use the Google Ad Preview and Diagnosis tool. But you can also use special URL parameters to see it as well.
  • Google Moves Ved Parameter In Search Results
    Eagle eye Dave Davies spotted that Google has moved the ved parameter that has been in the source code of the Google search results since at least 2013 from the href link section of the code. It is unclear why Google moved it but Google does change things often, so I am not sure we can speculate why it was changed.
  • Google SEO: American English vs British English vs Australian English
    Jeffrey Cammack asked Google's John Mueller if it matters if someone uses American English versus Australian English. John Mueller said "it doesn't play any role for SEO" and added it might impact users "but not directly for SEO."
  • Google Ads To Sunset Average Position Metric In September
    Google announced that they are going to be sunsetting one of the oldest AdWords (Google Ads) metrics - average position. They are sunsetting it in September 2019 and it has been replaced by four new metrics they launched last November named Impression (Absolute Top) % and Impression (Top) % and Search (Abs Top) IS and Search (Top) IS.
  • Googler Wearing Panda Head At Desk
    I am not sure what kind of sick humor this is, but here is a Googler named Eric who is wearing the head of a stuffed Panda at his desk at the Googleplex, Google's main headquarters. The pain and suff

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