Daily Search Forum Recap: July 16, 2019

Jul 16, 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:

  • Former Google Engineer: Google Hasn't Used PageRank Since 2006
    A former Google engineer named Jonathan Tang who worked at Google on search between 2009 and 2014 said Google hasn't used PageRank since 2006. He said this in a Hacker News thread yesterday.
  • Google: We Made Over 3,200 Changes With 654,680 Experiments In Search Last Year
    Although I am tired of Google saying they make thousands of changes per year to search, I do like when they release updated numbers here. Yesterday, Danny Sullivan from Google published a blog post saying Google made 3,200 changes to its search systems last year.
  • Google Fixed The Missing Or Suspended Google My Business Listings
    We have been tracking the issue with Google My Business listings going missing maybe due to suspensions and other rumors around shortnames. But as we said, a fix was coming and it came. Greg Sterling from Search Engine Land updated us on Google's statement saying "all listings that were not visible have been restored."
  • Google AdSense To Kill iOS & Android Apps
    Google has announced they are going to discontinue supporting its native iOS and Android apps for AdSense publishers. You will no longer be able to check your earnings and performance using the native apps.
  • Google Tests Sharable Search Results & New Snippet Buttons
    Google is testing new search buttons for the search results snippets, including the ability to share a search result snippet with a friend or colleague. The new buttons are visible if you are in this Google test and then click on three dots and then a share, cache and open in new window icon.
  • Yoga In Google Hallways Of Mirrors
    Here is a photo of a hallway made of mirrors in the Google Singapore office. In fact, someone is doing a yoga pose right in the middle of this hallway. Looks like a cool shot.

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