Daily Search Forum Recap: April 11, 2019

Apr 11, 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 Search Console Performance Report Now Consolidated To Canonical
    In February, Google announced that they would be consolidating the data in the performance report to the canonical. Meaning the AMP, mobile, etc will all be counted towards the main URL's data in the performance report. This was live in two different views but now the old view is gone.
  • Google Discover Is The -1 Screen Or Position -1
    We have positions one through ten in Google, the main search results. We have position zero, the featured snippets. Heck, we even have zero results where Google just shows the answer. Now we have position minus one or screen -1 as Google's Malte Ubl called it on Twitter yesterday.
  • New Google Search Console Discover Report
    One thing SEOs were asking Google for for some time now is a report in Google Search Console that tells you about your traffic from Google Discover. Now we have such a report and it is pretty cool to see this new data.
  • Google: We Fully Fixed The Google De-Indexing Bug
    As you know, we were the first to report the large de-indexing bug where Google was dropping pages out of their index starting as early as a week ago today. Well, last night, after about 6 days of the issue, Google said it has now been fully resolved.
  • Google SEO Tips On Vue.js
    Martin Splitt from Google posted yet another wonderful technical SEO video on making Vue.js, web apps built in Vue, search engine friendly. It goes through making the titles, descriptions and URLs more discoverable by Googlebot when built in Vue.
  • Joke Google Documentary On How Google Fights Spam
    Gary Illyes from Google is having way too much fun. He posted a short video on Twitter, which is rare these days, of a "short documentary" about how Google fights spam. It then shows a Googler punchi

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