Daily Search Forum Recap: March 5, 2019

Mar 5, 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:

  • March 2019 Google Webmaster Report
    We had a nice number of unconfirmed Google search ranking updates this past month including one on March 1st, February 27th, February 22nd, February 18th, February 13th and on February 7th - yea...
  • Don't Rank For Your Own Brand Name In Google?
    Do you not rank for your own brand name in the Google search results? So if your company name is something unique and weird, maybe like RustyBrick and you search Google for [rustybrick] do you not rank number one for your own name in Google?
  • Google: Multilingual Sites Using Same Image URLs Should Localize Alt Attributes
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that it is fine for multilingual sites to use the same image and image source URLs for translated pages but the alt attributes for those images should be localized and translated into the local language.
  • Google My Business Guidelines Prohibits Irrelevant Content In Business Description
    Google has added a line to the business description guidelines within the Google My Business guidelines basically making it clear that they do not allow the description to contain irrelevant content.
  • Google Ad Grant Terms & Conditions Posts Fix?
    The other week we posted about a bug with Google Ad Grants advertisers not being able to accept the terms and conditions. This has been going on for weeks and finally Google posted a possible solution or workaround for the bug. The steps are as follows:
  • Google NYC Scooter Rack
    Most of you probably remember seeing the Google scooter parking rack in black and white from a couple of years ago. They had these racks since they opened the NYC office. It is an easy way to get aro

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