Daily Search Forum Recap: May 31, 2019

May 31, 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:

  • Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update, Mobile-First Indexing, Indexing Bugs, Favicons, Search Quality & AdSense
    Another busy week in search where we had a possible Google search ranking algorithm update on Wednesday. Google said they will index all new unknown sites to them using mobile-first indexing by default starting on July 1st...
  • Google Search Quality In Romania & Other Countries Being Worked On
    I don't follow much about search quality with Google specifically outside of the United States because we know Google tries hard to make their algorithms work globally but sometimes based on the content saturation in some languages, their algorithms simply don't work so well in some countries.
  • Google Implies It Got Better At Judging Quality Of Medical Sites
    Last August, I came up with this wild theory that the August 1, 2018 core update was more focused in on medical and health/wellness types of web sites. Google said no, it was across all categories but a lot of the data showed that while it did hit all categories of sites, there seemed to be more focus by a lot on the medical/health space.
  • Google Lets Restaurants & Customers Add/Edit Popular Dishes
    Google announced yesterday that both restaurants and their customers can add popular dishes to their Google local panel results. Google also said machine learning can help, "The popular dishes feature is powered by a machine learning algorithm that matches dish names, provided by Google Maps users, with relevant photos and reviews. This creates a handy arrangement of a restaurant's most popular meals right at your fingertips in Google Maps."
  • 15 Google Webmaster Conferences In India Coming Soon
    I didn't expect Google to announce that they are putting together a blitz of 15 different conferences in 6 different languages across India within a few month period - but they did. The languages include Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu, and English and the locations and dates are listed below.
  • Big Changes To Google AdSense Including Removing Text-Only Ads
    Google sent out an email to AdSense publishers, including myself, yesterday, announcing big changes coming to Google AdSense over the coming weeks. They include six changes including removing Text ads only ads, going responsive for all ad sizes, changing ad styles and so much more.
  • Lamar Odom Gives Google Talk
    Lamar Odom, the American basketball player who played for Los Angeles Lakers and won the NBA championships in 2009 and 2010 and was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2011. gave a talk at Google t

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