Daily Search Forum Recap: June 4, 2020

Jun 4, 2020 - 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:

  • SEMrush Selling Links That Are Against Google's Guidelines
    SEMRush launched the SEMRush Marketplace about a year ago and at some point, within that marketplace, began selling guest posts that drive "natural links to your site." Now, we all love SEMRush, but John Mueller of Google said this is "an unnatural link - the kind the webspam team might take action on."
  • Google Featured Snippets Now Highlight Answers On Your Website
    Back in 2018, Google launched a feature in mobile search for featured snippets that were AMP. When you clicked on the featured snippet and you went to the AMP page, it would highlight in yellow the answer on that page. Google then began testing this on desktop for non-AMP pages a year ago and now it is officially live on desktop.
  • John Mueller: Often I Don't Report Spam To Webspam Team
    John Mueller of Google said on Twitter that when he is asked for input publicly around web spam issues, like on Twitter, he often would not report that directly to the Google webspam team. He said "in most cases I run across here, where people ask us for input, or where it looks like sites would do better if prompted, I don't forward things to the webspam team."
  • New Google My Business Custom Hours By Category
    Google released a new feature within Google My Business to let you set "more hours." More hours are by categories of types of hours; like if you are a supermarket and you have special hours for seniors, or you have special pickup hours for a hardware store, or if you have special access hours for a dental office.
  • Google To Fix Custom Date Range Google Search Bug
    Danny Sullivan of Google said by Friday the bug with using the custom date range in Google Search. There are numerous complaints about it not filtering the results to the date range you selected. Danny said on Twitter "yes, there's a bug we expect to be fixed by Friday."
  • Pick A Google Door
    If you had to pick a door, which Google door would you pick? Which would lead to higher AdSense earnings or better Google rankings or maybe a massive Google penalty? You choose? This photo was from

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