Daily Search Forum Recap: July 29, 2019

Jul 29, 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:

  • Vlog #5: Rand Fishkin On Google Anti-Competitive, Ranking Studies, EAT & YMYL & Bing (Part Two)
    In our fifth vlog episode I was in Seattle for Mozcon and I asked Rand Fishkin (@randfish) if I can interview him for my new vlog series. He invited me to his home/office, aka ShedToro, and despite some angry bees, I think the interview went pretty well. This is part two of a two part interview, here we discuss Google being anti-competitive, ranking studies, EAT & YMYL SEO and Microsoft Bing.
  • Google Treats Links Within Primary Content & Boilerplate Content Differently
    Google's John Mueller was asked if Google counts the first link on a page at the same level as the second link on a page. This is a topic that goes back over ten years in the SEO debate space. In any event, John ignored that question and then went on to explain it is more about primary vs boilerplate content.
  • Google #AskGoogleWebmasters: Is Linking Out Is Good Or Bad For SEO?
    Google's John Mueller's first #AskGoogleWebmasters launched Friday afternoon and was on the question of does linking to other websites help or hurt SEO? The whole video, with the intro and ending was less than two minutes - so these short clips are nice.
  • Google: You Can Write Out Inches Or Use Inch Sign
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter, - whatever - you can use either the inch sign when saying something is 10" or you can can write it out and say something is 10 inches. It doesn't matter, Google doesn't prefer either option.
  • Google Search Console Notices For Removing Noindex Robots.txt
    Google is now sending out notices to those webmasters who have a noindex directive in their robots.txt file. Google Search Console is sending out notices that they should be removed because it is not something Google will support after September 1, 2019.
  • Google Science Fair
    Here are some photos from a science fair held at Google's offices, I believe, over the weekend. I think Google has an annual science fair and gives out lego trophies, and more, to the winners.

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