Daily Search Forum Recap: April 19, 2019

Apr 19, 2019 • 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:

  • Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Bugs, Navigation Removal, AMP Updates, OMG I Don’t Know & More
    This week, we covered the ongoing Google bugs, this time with Google News indexing, Search Console issues, and other issues with Google. Google also is unaware of a...
  • Google: We Don't Hand Rank Web Pages, It Would Be Impossible
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not manually hand rank any web page. He added the web is too big for that and if they tried, it would be impossible.
  • Google Search Console URL Parameters Tool May Change
    Google's John Mueller hinted on Twitter that the URL parameter tool that was added to Google Search Console in 2009 may not be 100% ported to the new Google Search Console. He said Google may make the tool evolve versus make it a 1 to 1 switch over.
  • Google Might Change How NoIndex In Robots.txt Works
    For years Google has been communicating and we've been reporting that Google does not support using the noindex direction within your robots.txt file. Well, people still use it and now Gary Illyes from Google is on the case - he may end up making sure it completely doesn't work.
  • Google Posts Supports Highlighting Customer Testimonials & Reviews
    Google posted on Twitter that within Google My Business you can now highlight and post automatically suggested reviews as customer testimonials. Google said "Google My Business now provides suggested posts to help you showcase positive reviews. These posts are automatically suggested based on 4 or 5-star reviews recently left for your business."
  • Submit Questions Around JavaScript SEO For Google
    As you know, Google posted their last video on their JavaScript videos for SEO yesterday. But now that the first part of the series is over, Martin Splitt from Google wants to keep it going. He asked folks to post their ideas and questions in this Google form - so he can make new videos that may be useful to developers and SEOs on this topic.
  • Google AMP Kimonos At AMP Conf
    At the Google AMP Conference in Tokyo they had some Googlers dressed in strong blue kimonos with the AMP logo all over them. Kenichi Suzuki posted a photo with him posing with them on Twitter.

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