Daily Search Forum Recap: March 12, 2019

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:00 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 My Business Dashboard Unlock Your Plan & Complete Your Tasks To Reach Your Goals
    A few weeks ago I spotted a thread at the Local Search Forums where someone shared a new user interface for the Google My Business Dashboard or a newsih business being verified in GMB. Now Google kind of gamifies the process of completing your Google My Business profile with incentives.
  • Google: We Want To Do Better With Dates In Snippets
    Yesterday, as we covered, Google posted helpful information around how, when and why Google shows dates in the search results snippets. They provided best practices and tips. But Danny Sullivan of Google came in later to explain they didn't simply post this without the intent that they want to do better with these snippets.
  • Google Increases Number Of Image Thumbnails In Mobile Search Results
    It appears that Google has increased the number of times they are showing image thumbnails in the mobile search results snippets. A report by RankRanger, which I covered yesterday at Search Engine Land, shows that 75% of the search results they track have at least one image thumbnail in the results - which is up from 40%.
  • Google Tests Portrait Mode Tall Top Stories Layout
    Google seems to be testing a portrait mode, i.e. taller mode, for the top stories in the mobile search results. Valentin Pletzer shared some screen shots with me on Twitter and you can see, some are videos and some are just tall images as opposed to square or wide images.
  • World Wide Web Google Logo For 30th Anniversary
    Today on Google's home page is a Doodle, a special Google logo, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. You have a pixelated Google logo with an old fashion desktop computer from 30 years ago as the Doodle.
  • Wonder Woman Pixel Art In The Google Dublin Sky Bridge
    Check it out, this is from within the sky bridge at the Google Dublin office. Someone put up Wonder Woman pixel art. How cool is that. There are a few photos of it on Instagram already.

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