Daily Search Forum Recap: April 29, 2019

Apr 29, 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 Search Ranking Algorithm Update Around April 26th?
    I am seeing both chatter and tracking tools reporting a possible Google search ranking algorithm update that touched down over the weekend, around April 26th. There is chatter the online forums and the tracking tools are mostly showing changes here as well.
  • Thanos Google Easter Egg Removes Search Results
    Google has a new easter egg in their search results, just search for [thanos] and the search results will start to disappear. I created a video capture of this in action - of course.
  • Goodbye Bing Ads & Hello Microsoft Advertising
    I am getting a bit tired of all the rebranding - I mean, not just with Microsoft's search engine services. Microsoft Search, Live Search, Bing Search. Microsoft adCenter to Bing Ads and now to Microsoft Advertising. Google went from AdWords after 18 years renamed to Google Ads.
  • Google My Business POI Establishment Bug Now Point Of Interest
    Last week we reported how many businesses in Google My Business were noticing Google adding a new category to their listing named "POI Establishment." Google supposedly began fixing this Thursday evening but now many are noticing it read "Point of Interest" instead of "POI Establishment."
  • Google My Business Explores Charging Fees?
    Google is sending out a survey to some local businesses asking if they would be willing to pay a monthly fee in exchange for Google My Business listing services.
  • Google Search Console Reports Finally Up To Date
    After Google pausing several of their reports within the Google Search Console due to the indexing bugs, Google now has updated them as of this morning. Previously it was stuck at data from April 7th or so, now you can see data as recent as a couple days ago, April 27th.
  • Google Austin Office Views
    Here is a photo I found on Twitter of one of the views from the Google Austin office. This was shared by Jason Baldridge, a research scientist at Google.

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