Daily Search Forum Recap: March 22, 2019

Mar 22, 2019 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter | Filed Under Search Forum Recap
 

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:

  • Search Buzz Video Recap: More On Google March 2019 Core Update, Google Drops Rel Next & Prev & Neural Matching vs RankBrain
    What a fun week in the SEO space - we had Google do some explaining or myth busting around the March 2019 core algorithm update, no - it wasn't a reversal. Google just noticed that they have not supported the rel=next/prev markup for years now...
  • Google On Neural Matching vs RankBrain
    After I wrote up the what is neural matching, I got to thinking and decided to email Google a bunch of questions, which I published at Search Engine Land as Danny Sullivan posted the answers on Twitter via the @searchliaison account.
  • Google Web Spam Report: Google Sent 33% Less Manual Actions Last Year
    Google has released their annual web spam report and I just love comparing the previous year report to this one. Here are some of the highlights from the report, including Google sent 4 million manual actions in 2018, where sent 6 million in 2017.
  • Bing Uses rel=next and rel=prev For Discovery But Not Merging Pages
    With all the controversy around Google just noticing they haven't supported the rel=next/prev and now trying to dig themselves out of a hole - folks are curious how Bing supports it. Frédéric Dubut from Bing said on Twitter that Bing uses them for discovery and understanding site structure but they do not use it to merge pages into a set.
  • Google's Latest Advice On Pagination & Page Series Post rel=next and rel=prev
    As you know, Google told us they just realized that rel=next and rel=prev is no longer supported for the past year or so. Yea, I know. So now what? How do you ensure Google can find your paginated content? How do you communicate to Google a series of pages is part of a set? Mihai Aperghis asked Google's John Mueller a series of hard questions this morning in the webmaster hangout addressing this.
  • Google: There Is No Google Organic Traffic Budget
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google doesn't have an organic traffic budget that will stop sending a site traffic once it reaches a certain number. He said "we try to show pages in search when our algorithms think they're relevant, not based on counters."
  • Google NYC Dance Dance Revolution Game
    Google has what looks like the Dance Dance Revolution at their New York City office. I've seen it there with my own two eyes but I don't think I shared a photo of it. Here is one I found on Instagram

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