Daily Search Forum Recap: July 5, 2019

Jul 5, 2019 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter | Filed Under Search Forum Recap
 

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 Robots.txt Changes, Leasing Subdomains For SEO, Search Console Updates & Google Maps
    This week, Google made big news by announcing they are working on making the Robots Exclusion Protocol a real standard. With that they announced they will no longer support unsupported features including the noindex...
  • July 2019 Google Webmaster Report
    Here is that big recap where I go over the past month of changes related to Google search and webmaster topics and sum up the more important bits. This month we had the June 2019 core update and the diversity update roll out earlier this month. We had Google say they probably will pre-announce these updates in the future. Google will change how they process noindex and other directives in the robots.txt file.
  • Google Maps Launches Place Topics
    Google has launched what they are calling place topics. Place topics use data based on reviews to provide concise information on what customers highlight about your business. In short, it summarizes the reviews left by your customers into tags.
  • Google My Business Tests New Design For Console
    Some folks when they login to their Google My Business account and click on a business to manage will see a more visual and image friendly interface. I am not seeing it myself but I am seeing numerous reports of the new design.
  • SEO Mythbusting Video On The Future Of The Web (Web Evolution)
    Martin Splitt had a chat with his colleague at Google Dion Almaer the Director of Web Development Ecosystem about SEO and the future of the web. It was an interesting high level chat that talked about PWA/desktop site/AMP, tools, web components and virtual scroller compatible and assistant devices. Oh and we finally found out that it is iced tea in that pitcher.
  • Google Probably Won't Be Turning Off Any Other Search Console Features
    Google's John Mueller hinted this morning that no additional legacy Google Search Console features will be turned off. He said "If we thought it wasn't important, we would have turned it off already." That kind of implies that the remaining features that are in the old Search Console will some how, in some way, be migrated to the new Search Console.
  • Google Gifts Americans Working On July 4th In Zurich US Flag Balloons
    A Googler who works in Zurich, Switzerland posted a photo of US flag balloons given out at the Zurich office on the July 4th holiday. He said "Lovely that they represent those few of us in the office
  • Happy Fourth Of July From Google, Bing & The Search Community
    Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the United States and to celebrate some of the search engines have special logos and themes. We saw Google's baseball Doodle yesterday, that one is still up today. Bing has a fireworks theme from Lake Union in Seattle. Yahoo and Dogpile have nothing right now - which is a bit weird.

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