Daily Search Forum Recap: March 26, 2019

Mar 26, 2019 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | 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:

  • Revealing The Google March 2019 Core Update Survey Results
    About ten days ago we began collecting data from you all around the Google March 2019 core update that touched down on March 12th. We collected over 500 responses and I wanted to share the results with you all.
  • Google: Accents In URLs Work Fine For Google
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that having URLs with accents are perfectly fine for Google. John said "Accents in URLs are no problem -- feel free to use them."
  • Having Both Mobile URLs & Responsive Design Can Confuse Google
    Google's John Mueller said that if you have a web site that deploys both a separate mobile URL and also has a responsive design, it can lead to confusing Google. He said on Twitter "We'd probably get confused - which one should we show when? It's unclear."
  • Google: Schema Still Not Required For Featured Snippets
    Google's John Mueller said once again that schema is not required for having featured snippets. Back in 2015 he said schema may help get you featured snippets but then shortly after Gary Illyes said Google does not use schema or structured data for featured snippets. Here, a few years later, John is saying it is not required.
  • Google AMP & Mobile Friendly Tests Adds Code Editing
    Yesterday Google added the ability to edit code inline within both the AMP test and the mobile-friendly test. So you can run the tools on your URLs and then make code changes in the tool's code editor, rerun the test and see the outcome.
  • Google New York Has Grassy Benches
    You don't see much grass in New York City, so the city tries to put grass wherever they think they can. Here is a bench at the Google NYC office with grass on it. I am not sure if it is real grass o

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