Daily Search Forum Recap: August 1, 2019

Aug 1, 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:

  • Signs Of Another Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update
    I am seeing signs both in terms of early chatter within the SEO community and industry and the automated tracking tools of an update brewing. The update may have started some time last night, but let's say this is currently an unconfirmed August 1st update. Google has not pre-announced any core update but who knows.
  • Google My Business Has People Also Search For Feature?
    Keyser Holiday shared screen shots in the Local Search Forums showing how a local knowledge panel had the people also search for / people also ask feature in the local knowledge panel for a business listing. What is even more confusing is that you can edit the contents of what the people also search for as well!
  • Interesting Google Search Ranking Tidbits From A Private Dinner In 2017 With Gary Illyes
    Dan Shure posted on his podcast his audio notes from after a private dinner with Gary Illyes of Google from April 4th 2017. Basically, they had a dinner, after the dinner when Dan got into his car, he took audio notes of what he remembered from that dinner.
  • Google Suggested Clips Play In Search, No Longer Take You To YouTube
    Google has recently changed it so the suggested clip, where Google search jumps you to a portion of the video with the answer you are looking for, no longer takes you into YouTube.com. Instead, it overlays a window, a modal, that plays the video in a black frame above the Google search results.
  • Beware: Google Ads Expands Broad & Phrase Match To Include Keyword Close Variants
    Yesterday, Google announced that in the coming weeks broad match modifier and phrase match keywords will also begin matching to words within the search query that share the same meaning as the keyword. The SEM/PPC community is not surprised but still very frustrated by this news.
  • Google Wolf Wall
    Google has a room in its Dublin office with a wolf coming out of it, or at least some sort of artistic looking wolf. I wonder if people walk into it by accident when walking to the other side of the

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