Daily Search Forum Recap: May 23, 2019

May 23, 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 Can Now Index The Web Again
    Yesterday we were the first to report that Google was having an issue indexing the web. Google then confirmed the issue a couple of hours later. It seemed it was resolved around 1pm ET yesterday. Google has confirmed two hours ago that it was indeed resolved.
  • Was There A Google Search Algorithm Update Around May 22nd?
    Over the past couple of days there has been limited chatter around ranking fluctuations and changes to the Google search ranking algorithm. I am honestly not seeing a huge spike in chatter but the tracking tools are almost...
  • Google Shows Green Map Pins For Local Pack Ads
    The folks in the Local Search Forums spotted Google showing green map pins in the local pack map for Google local pack ads. Can you see them? Here are screen shots from...
  • Google Mobile Search Redesign Live: Favicons & Ad Label Blending
    For years Google has been testing placing the URL at the top of the search result snippet. Google also has been testing favicons near the URL as well for years. Google has also been testing a black ad label. Now it is officially all live in...
  • Google SEO Myth Busting Video On GoogleBot
    Yesterday Google posted the second video in the SEO Myth busting video series, this one was on GoogleBot. It wasn't really a myth busting video, like the first, but it was very fun ...
  • Google Search Console Won't Be Impacted By The Latest Indexing Bug
    So now that the indexing bug from yesterday is fully resolved, I had to ask if we should expect any ripple effect in Google Search Console or other areas. Gary Illyes from Google said he does not expect data loss in Google Search Console...
  • A Skype License Plate On Tesla At Google
    Louis Gray snapped a photo of a Tesla at the GooglePlex, main Google offices. The license plate is SKYPE. Yep - the company Microsoft owns. What was it doing there? I have...

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