Daily Search Forum Recap: March 20, 2019

Mar 20, 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: With March 2019 Core Update We Try To Make Incremental Improvements
    Google's John Mueller for the first time addressed the latest Google algorithm update, the March 2019 core update, that touched down on March 12th. He was asked if it was a softening of the August 1st core Medic update. He said he doesn't know but generally Google likes to make incremental updates in these cases.
  • What Is Google's Neural Matching?
    Yesterday I covered that Google said that their neural matching AI has nothing at all to do with the March 2019 core update, nor any previous updates. But this concept of neural matching seems to confuse not just SEOs but also Googlers - so I thought I'd bring it up again.
  • Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps
    You can now remove your XML Sitemaps from the new version of the Google Search Console. Pedro Dias first spotted this and posted about this on Twitter. You can go to your Sitemap report and click on a sitemap you want to remove, then the three dots to remove that sitemap.
  • Google: Differentiate Structured Markup Between Recorded & Live Stream Videos
    Google's John Mueller said in a webmaster hangout yesterday that it is really important that when you use structured data for video content, you use the right markup based on it being either recorded video or live stream video.
  • First Day Of Spring, Spring Equinox Logos From Google & Bing
    Today is the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and to celebrate Google has a Doodle, Bing has posted a nice photos on their homepage and we have redone our site's theme today as well.
  • Puddle Raindrop At GooglePlex
    For some reason when I saw this photo on Instagram of a puddle and raindrop at the Google office, the GooglePlex, I laughed. I mean, who would take a photo of a puddle? But I guess it is rare for it t

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