Daily Search Forum Recap: May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 - 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:

  • Is A Google Search Algorithm Update Brewing?
    I am seeing some very limited and niche chatter around a possible Google algorithm and search ranking update starting over the weekend. There is chatter at both WebmasterWorld and Black Hat World Forums with folks noticing ranking changes and traffic changes from Google organic search...
  • Google: 15% Of All Queries Are Still Never Seen Before
    Since 2013, Google has been saying 15% of queries are new and never seen before by Google. The interesting part, this is five years later and the stat has not changed...
  • Google Cuts Down Search Snippets By Half
    Google increased the max characters shown in the search results snippets box to 320 characters but now it seems Google has cut it down to 160 or less characters over the past week...
  • Google Forums Has Private Replies
    Google posted a very generic how we help webmasters blog post the other day during Google I/O. One thing Danny Sullivan pointed out on Twitter that the forums has a way for people to reply privately without others seeing it...
  • Google Maps To Notify Customers When Businesses Respond To Reviews
    Google announced on Twitter a small feature in the Google Local space that they will soon begin notifying via email when a business responds to a review you left them on Google Maps...
  • Tejas Thakkar - The Search Community Honors You
    This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series - feel free to nominate someone over here. Tejas Thakkar is 35 years old, he was actually born on April 1st, which can be fun. He lives in Mumbai...
  • Google Bike To Work Challenges
    Over the weekend I spotted a number of photos from Google's main office with bikes. It was a bike to work day challenge, with races, courses, games, food and much more. Here is a photo from Sam Giggl

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