Daily Search Forum Recap: August 1, 2017

Aug 1, 2017 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | 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:

  • Google Adds Badges To Images Results For Recipes, Videos, Products & GIFs
    Google just announced that they are now adding badges to the image search results on Google app for Android and mobile web. These badges describe an image if it is a recipe, video, product of animated GIF. This way before you click on it...
  • Google's Top Result For Cure For Cancer Says Carrot Juice Is The Cure
    If you go to Google and search for [cure for cancer] the top organic result basically says doctors are lying and the cure to cancer is drinking carrot juice...
  • Google: Country-Region Code Letter Case Not Important
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that going capital or lower case does not matter much when it comes to setting the country-region code in your XML sitemap files. He said either "en-US" OR "en-us" are perfectly fine to use...
  • Google: Structure Your XML Sitemap As You Like
    Google loves XML Sitemaps, it gives their bots an easy way to discover all your content. Even better, it gives webmasters a way to see how many of their URLs in their sitemap file were indexed and which URLs were not...
  • Google AdWords Ads Looking More Like Organic Results
    There were a few tweets that caught my eye the other day from @ppchubbub and @dannayroberts that show off Google AdWords ads that really start to look more and more like the organic listings. The only real difference is the ad label...
  • Google Lighthouse Wall Sign
    Here is a photo I found on Instagram from Tina who took a picture of one of the signs at the Google Hong Kong office. You can see they have a logo with a lighthouse replacing the L and life preservers

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