Daily Search Forum Recap: May 8, 2019

May 8, 2019 - 4:00 pm 1 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 Mobile Friendly Test Not Using Latest Chromium Yet
    With the big news around Googlebot now being evergreen and running the latest version of Chromium and thus being able to access 1000+ new features on web pages, you'd think we'd see it. But no, we don't see it yet and no - the mobile-friendly test and probably the other testing tools do not support it yet.
  • GoogleBot Runs Latest Chrome - This Is Big News
    Probably the biggest news for the SEO industry out of Google I/O yesterday was that Google said Googlebot is now evergreen, meaning it will stay up-to-date with the latest version of Chromium, their popular Chrome browser. This brings thousands of new features to Googlebot for crawling purposes.
  • Google Code Lab Supports Structured Data, Single Page Apps & Dynamic Rendering
    Martin Splitt from Google announced while at Google I/O yesterday that they have updated the Google Code lab not to just support structured data but also single page apps (SPAs) and dynamic rendering. Code lab is a solution that walks you through step-by-step to create either structured data, SPAs or dynamic rendering that works with Google search.
  • Google Search Adds 3D Objects With AR Support
    Google demonstrated at I/O yesterday a search feature where you can bring up 3D objects and then place them in your location using AR, augmented reality. I am not too sure about this feature sticking but hey - it is pretty cool to demo on stage - don't you think?
  • Google Top Stories To Add News Timelines, Search & Play Podcasts & More
    At Google I/O yesterday, Google first announced updates to how they will handle top stories in the search results. Google showed how the top stories has a new top filter bar to let you learn more about a topic, see that stories timeline, and even hear podcasts that you can play about that topic.
  • Google I/O Digital Detox Area Was Empty
    Brian Ussery snapped a photo of an area at the Google I/O event named Digital Detox, a place you go to turn off your phone and connect with yourself or others. Just look, the place is empty.

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