Daily Search Forum Recap: April 26, 2021

Apr 26, 2021 - 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 Web & Local Search Ranking Algorithm Updates Over Weekend
    Starting around Friday, April 23rd or so, there seems to have been an unconfirmed Google Search ranking algorithm both on the web search results side and the local search results side. There is chatter in the SEO forums, coupled with the automated tracking tools picking up big changes, it does seem like we had some sort of unconfirmed update.
  • Q&A On Google Officially Going Away But Question Hub Not Impacted
    Google confirmed with me yesterday that while the Q&A On Google feature is really going away, the Google Question Hub is not going to be impacted by this. The Question Hub is a separate but similar feature of that of the Q&A On Google, hence the confusion.
  • Google: A Page Needs To Pass Quality Checks For Indexing
    Gary Illyes from Google said on Reddit that for a page to be indexed by Google "the content still has to pass quality checks." If that content does not pass the quality checks, Google may not index it even if you manually try to submit the page to Google for indexing.
  • Google: Breadcrumb Placement Does Not Matter For SEO
    Google's John Mueller said when it comes to breadcrumbs, the links you see on pages that tell you where you clicked from, the placement and location of those breadcrumbs don't really matter for SEO. John said "no, the placement doesn't matter for SEO. We use breadcrumbs for crawling (finding internal links) & for rich results (structured data); both don't depend on placement of the breadcrumbs."
  • Google On How It Recognizes Authors Without Authorship
    Google's John Mueller described how Google is able to recognize an author and all of that author's content and mentions across the web, without supporting authorship markup anymore. In short, John said Google can do this when all of the author's articles link back to a central bio page or central location.
  • Vlog #117: Shimon Sandler Building Your Search Marketing Agency & Keep Clients Spending
    In part one, Shimon Sandler and I spoke outside of my house in the cold weather about growing your search marketing agency. We continued that talk outside about how he went out and jumped from being in-house to starting his own search marketing agency. We also spoke about strategies to keep your clients spending money.
  • Another Android Statue With Mask & Vaccine Bandaid At The GooglePlex
    Last week we spotted the Google Play Android statue with a blue mask and bandaid from the vaccine. Well, there are more. Here is another Android statue at the Google offices with a bandaid for the va

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