Daily Search Forum Recap: July 20, 2023

Jul 20, 2023 - 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.

Google should release a confirmed algorithm update or two this summer. Google Search Console link report is showing drastically fewer links. Google clarified that journalistic awards are not a direct ranking signal. Bing Chat will get dark mode in weeks, and Bing Chat will be available on other browsers within a week or two.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google: Expect A Confirm Google Algorithm Update This Summer
    I think everyone in our industry is surprised we have not had a confirmed Google search ranking update since April 2023. But you should expect Google to confirm a search ranking algorithm update before the summer is up.
  • Google Search Console Link Report Showing Drastically Fewer Links
    Google Search Console has a link report and that link report has become less and less useful over the years. This morning, it seems like Google pushed an update or has a bug where now people are seeing about half the number of links that they saw the previous day. In some cases, SEOs are seeing zero to just a handful of links being reported.
  • Google: Journalistic Awards Are Not A Direct Search Ranking Signal
    As you may remember, Google has a news topic authority ranking system, which has been around for a while but Google recently disclosed to the public. Danny Sullivan, Google's Search Liaison, clarified on Twitter that some of the "signals" listed in its document are not "direct signals" but rather ways for you to "self-assess if a source has built a good reputation."
  • Microsoft: Bing Chat To Work On Any Browser In A Week Or Two
    Several weeks ago, Bing's CEO, Mikhail Parakhin said that Bing Chat will soon work on any browser - that you don't have to use Microsoft Edge to run Bing Chat. Well, now he is saying we are only a week or two away until that starts to roll out.
  • Bing Chat In Dark Mode Coming In A Couple Of Weeks
    For the past couple of months now, Microsoft has been saying dark mode is coming to Bing Chat. But now they are putting a timeline on it - dark mode for Bing Chat is now only a "couple of weeks" away.
  • Mikhail Parakhin Bing Conference Room Candies
    Here is something I didn't know, Microsoft's Mikhail Parakhin, who is the CEO of Bing, has his own conference room and in that conference room he has sticky and tasty caramel candies.

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