Daily Search Forum Recap: April 23, 2019

Apr 23, 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 Home & Assistant Listings May Need Google Guaranteed Label
    You've seen the Google local services ads before, they have the Google Guarantee label on them. But when the Google Assistant started showing ads, people asked how does one not pay to show up in the local listings if you need the guarantee label but those come from local services ads.
  • Google: Nofollow Link Attribute Is Working Fairly Well
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that the nofollow link attribute has been and still is working fairly well. He added hasn't "seen many cases of sites causing themselves significant issues, or of pages not getting credit in quite some time."
  • Google: AJAX/XHR Calls Can Impact Crawl Budget
    Google's Gary Illyes posted on Twitter this morning that he updated the crawl budget post from January 2017 to explicitly say that AJAX (i.e. XHR) calls were added to the list of things that will consume your site's crawl budget.
  • Google Search Console Coverage Report Delayed 16 Days & Counting
    It is now 16 days and counting since the Google Search Console Coverage report has been updated. Two-weeks later than the normal two-day delay and there is no end in sight. I've been seeing complaints pointed at Google's John Mueller on Twitter with zero response.
  • Google My Business: POI Establishment Category
    I am seeing reports of business owners and local SEOs saying they are seeing a new category being added to some of the business listings they manage. The category is called POI Establishment and folks are confused what this is about, espesially because it can be mixed with their real categories, like barber shop, hair salon, etc.
  • Views From Google Milan Office
    Here is a photo of one of the views from the Google office in Milan, Italy. It was posted by Doug Stevenson on Twitter, Doug is a Google Developer Advocate with Google Firebase.

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