Daily Search Forum Recap: April 18, 2019

Apr 18, 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:

  • Navigation Removal Trick Impacting Google Rankings Algorithm?
    An SEO, I believe his name is Alexander, asked John Mueller of Google in this morning's video hangout if Google is aware of a trick some sites are using to combat any negative impact from the August 1st medic update. John was unaware and confused by the strategy, saying he would only see a downside to removing a site's navigation in terms of how it would hurt the site's ranking in Google.
  • Poll: Do Google Posts Help Your Google Local Rankings?
    A thread at the Local Search Forums has different local SEOs saying different things about how Google Posts helps their local rankings in Google Maps and local. Some say it helps, some say it doesn't help and some don't know either way.
  • Google's Paul Haahr: Search Engines Consider Spam Fighting A Competitive Advantage
    Google's Paul Haahr, a ranking lead in the search department, said on Twitter that he believes that "web search engines have considered spam-fighting a core competency (and competitive advantage) since the early days."
  • Google Uploads Last JavaScript SEO Video: Dynamic Rendering For JavaScript Sites
    Google's Martin Splitt has uploaded his last video in the series of videos around JavaScript and SEO yesterday, this one was on the topic of dynamic rendering. It goes over how and when to use dynamic rendering on your JavaScript sites.
  • Google AdSense Notification: Your payment amount is higher than your chosen form of payment
    Yesterday, tons of Google AdSense publishers noticed alerts and notifications in the AdSense console that read "Your payment amount is higher than your chosen form of payment." They didn't know what to do and I saw tons and tons of complaints from publishers. It seems as of this morning the notification went away but I have yet to see a confirmation from Google on this issue.
  • John Mueller "I Love Cheese" Tweet On A T-Shirt
    I don't fully get it but apparently someone sent John Mueller of Google a new t-shirt that highlights one of his tweets from a month ago that reads "i love cheese." Gary Illyes from Google posted a p

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