Daily Search Forum Recap: April 6, 2021

Apr 6, 2021 • 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:

  • Google and SEO: The Adversarial and Evolutionary Tale
    The other day I saw Paul Haahr, a Google Search engineer vet, retweet something shared by Daphne Keller, former Google Search lawyer, who shared Facebook VP's Nick Clegg Medium piece. With me so far? Anyway, the tweet from Daphne Keller "we will reward this behavior until you adapt your business and get too good at it, and then we will punish it" caught my attention.
  • Google Related Searches With Text Icon Near Graphic Icon
    A few years ago, Google began displaying for some related searches (also people also ask flavors) image icons near the query refinement option. Now, it seems Google is showing a text icon for when text is found inside the refinement option, and not just images.
  • Google Image Search Does Not Using Cloud Vision AI
    Sean Brattin asked Google's John Mueller a couple of months ago if Google uses Cloud Vision AI within Google Image Search. The answer was no, but John did say that Google did talk about "about doing that in the past" but ended up not to do it.
  • Google Search Cameos For Product Searches
    Google first launched what it called cameos, selfie style videos from well-known people, back in 2017. Generally those shows up for people's own knowledge panels, like you would see for a search on my name. But now, it seems Google is showing them for product searches and more generic searches.
  • Google My Business Bug Dropping Some Businesses In The Middle Of The US
    There has been this ongoing bug with Google Maps / Google My Business where for some service area businesses they end up being placed in the middle of the United State of America, in Independence, Kansas. I am not sure why and I don't fully understand it, it must be one of those mysterious phenomenons.
  • Original Retro Microsoft Logo
    To celebrate its own birthday, the 46th birthday, on April 4, 1975, Microsoft updated its Twitter profile image with its original retro logo that the founders created.

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