Daily Search Forum Recap: April 12, 2019

Apr 12, 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:

  • Search Buzz Video Recap: Google De-Indexing Bug Fixed, Google Discover Report, Google Assistant Ads & More
    This week, we saw a lot of the Google ranking tools go nuts but it is probably related to the indexing bug. Google said after 6 days of trying they finally fixed the de-indexing bug...
  • Google Search Console Performance Report AMP Stories Search Appearance Filter
    The same day Google launched the new Discover performance report in Google Search Console, Google announced they also now let you see your AMP Stories traffic. I have not seen any examples of AMP Stories showing up in these reports, so I cannot share any real screen shots but Google did announce it.
  • Google Tests A More Modern Rendering Engine For GoogleBot
    Just not long ago, we quoted Martin Splitt of Google saying he knows when Google will release an updated and more modern version of GoogleBot so it can render JavaScript and the modern web better but he won't say when. Now the folks at DeepCrawl caught Google testing Google running a more modern version of GoogleBot running versions of Chrome 69 or higher.
  • Google Cache Date Is Old; Google Says Don't Worry About It
    There are many SEOs complaining that the cache date shown by Google is very outdated. Heck the date shown for this site is April 2nd, which is a 10 days ago. But Google's John Mueller is telling SEO's not to worry about it.
  • Should Google Index The Entire Web & Not Cherry Pick Pages To Index?
    For years and years Google has told us they don't index all the content and URLs they know about on the web. No just because there is a directive telling them not to but because Google chooses not to index those pages because of various factors like PageRank, duplication, other quality signals. But a WebmasterWorld thread is asking, should they index the whole web?
  • Ebikes At Google On Environment Day
    It looks like Google had a set up for an ebike, electronic bike, vendor to show up at Google's environmental day to sell bikes to Googlers? Here is a photo on Instagram of the event, in fact, there we

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