Daily Search Forum Recap: March 21, 2019

Mar 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:

  • JavaScript SEO Google Video: Testing & Debugging
    Google has released another video around JavaScript and SEO, this one on how to do testing and debugging to make sure your JavaScript web site is performing well in search. Martin Splitt of Google in the video goes through using the mobile friendly test, Search Console and Lighthouse as some ways to do this.
  • Google: Rel=prev/next Is Not An Indexing Signal Anymore; Help Docs Removed
    Yesterday during the webmaster hangout, I noticed that the documentation on "Indicating paginated content to Google" that talks about rel=next/prev is now gone, 404ing. Also, the blog post about it from 2011 in bold reads at the top "Note: The information in this post is outdated. Rel=prev/next is not an indexing signal anymore."
  • Google Ads Now With Recommended Columns For Reporting
    Google Ads the other day introduced a new feature in their console to suggest to you the columns they think are important for you to see in your dashboard. Google calls this "recommended columns."
  • Google Search Console Sitemap Report With Delete, Open In New Tab & Detailed Reporting
    We reported yesterday that you can now delete an XML Sitemap in the new Google Search Console. Well, it is a bit more than that. Google said on Twitter you can also open the sitemap content in a new tab, review...
  • Google Knowledge Panels That Are Expandable
    Looks like Google is trying out the expandable featured snippets in the knowledge panel location. Mordy Oberstein spotted this and posted on Twitter videos and screen shots of it. I can replicate it.
  • Google's Gary Illyes Video Bombs John Mueller
    You can see Gary sneak in on the video in the back left frame. Then, lucky for John, someone else begins talking and the large screen gets taken over by someone else. But you can see Gary right...
  • Holding The Google Street Sign
    Here is a photo on Instagram of a guy holding the Google street sign by the GooglePlex. It is an illusion of course but hey - it looks cool.

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