Daily Search Forum Recap: April 1, 2019

Apr 1, 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 Ranking Update Fluctuations Continue (3/29-4/1)
    These fluctuations won't die down, it seems like we've been reporting these tremors and fluctuations a lot since the beginning of the year and even more so since the release of the March 12th core update. We are seeing more chatter around these fluctuations from around March 29th through today, April 1st - and no, this is no April Fools joke.
  • Google: Links Not Shown In Search Console Are Generally Irrelevant
    Google's John Mueller was answering questions around an old topic of Google showing only a sample of links in the link report in Google Search Console. He said that generally if the links are not shown in the tool then they are "pretty irrelevant overall."
  • You Got Work To Do If Robotted Out Pages Is Out Ranking Your Content In Google
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that if your content on your site is being outranked by robotted out pages, then you got work to do. In short, if you have a page on your site that you used the robots.txt file to tell Google not to crawl and it still outranks other relevant content on your site for a query in Google - that is an issue.
  • Is Google Showing Knowledge Panel In Featured Snippet?
    Dan Shure noticed Google showing a knowledge panel on the left side, where it looks like it is in the featured snippet box area. It almost seems like a bug or photoshopped but I can personally replicate this myself for the query - [radio history].
  • Google Webmaster Team Ends The Google+ Community
    As you know, Google+ is closing down tomorrow, April 2nd - this is no April Fools joke. And one of the more active communities on Google+ for SEOs was the Google Webmasters community. The other day they posted a goodbye to Google+ and asked you follow them on Twitter instead.
  • Climbing The Ladder At Google
    Here is a photo of someone climbing up the ladder at the Google NYC office. I showed you the view from the bottom of the ladder. Here is the view of someone climbing up it, despite it being only avail

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