Daily Search Forum Recap: April 27, 2023

Apr 27, 2023 - 3:00 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.

Google may be texting businesses to validate their information within their Google Business Profiles. Google no longer allows you to opt out of education Q&A carousels. Google is testing showing follower counts in the search results. Google now supports 50 countries for return details in structured data. Google Ads API version 13.1 is now available.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google Ads API Version 13.1 Now Available
    Google has released Google Ads API version 13.1, and below is a list of what changed. The big changes include bid simulations retrievals, added several recommendation types related to Shopping campaigns, and much more.
  • Google Texting Businesses To Validate Google Business Profile Information
    Google may be sending text messages to business owners to verify that the information they have listed in their Google Business Profile is accurate and up-to-date. This text comes from a confirmed Google phone number, but some local SEOs are worried that this is not really coming from Google.
  • Google Tests Displaying Follower Counts In Search Result Snippets
    Google is testing showing the number of followers a specific social media account has in the mobile search results. You usually see this information in the snippet itself, but Google is testing showing the count also directly below the site name, in place of where the URL would be.
  • Google Now Supports 50 Countries For Return applicableCountry Property
    Google has noted that it now supports 25 more countries for the applicableCountry property within the new return policy information to the Product structured data documentation. Now Google supports 50 countries for this property.
  • You Can No Longer Opt Out Of Google's Education Q&A Carousel
    Google has removed the ability to opt out of Education Q&A carousel in its search results. The original help documentation had a section with a link to a form to request not to show your content in the Education Q&A carousel, which was now removed.
  • Easter Cakes at Google Netherlands
    Here is a photo from a few weeks ago of some of the cakes the Google Netherlands office had on Easter. They are Easter cakes with bunny ears and eyes, carrots and more Easter colors.

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