Daily Search Forum Recap: August 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018 - 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:

  • New Google Search Console Finally Gets Link Report
    Google has announced that the new beta Google Search Console is now getting the link report. Google said they are moving the Links to your site and Internal Links report from the old interface into the new Google Search Console under a single Links report. I do not see it rolled out yet but it should be live soon, Google says.
  • Google: We Do Not Favor Fresh Content
    Google's John Mueller said that Google does not favor fresh content over I guess stale content. Although earlier this week, Google's John Mueller said they do crawl fresh content pages more often, but crawling and ranking are separate.
  • Google: Indexing API Not Coming Anytime Soon
    A few months ago, Google introduced the Indexing API specifically for job posting URLs. It is hopeful to some that Google will open it up for more reasons. But Google's John Mueller said on Twitter "I don't think that's coming anytime soon."
  • Google Tests New Image Search Results Preview Design
    Google seems to be testing a new design for how Google Image search shows you previews of images after you click on the result. The hard thing about tracking Google Images is that different countries and regions have different interfaces, I believe because of local laws. But I believe this is a new interface.
  • Google Local Panel: Browse Some Featured Items Sold Here
    Google is showing yet another product/shopping related feature in the local panel. This one says "browse some featured items sold here" and has a link to explore those products in search.
  • Google: Sharing Same Image On Multiple Pages Is Okay
    Google said that it is okay and even normal to have the same image placed on more than one page on your web site. This implies it does not hurt your rankings in Google to share an image, even if the image file name is different but the image is the same, on multiple pages throughout your web site.
  • Google Ski Rack
    Here is a photo from a Google office that shows Google Cloud signage with a ski rack below it. I guess the cloud is up in the snowy mountains and if you get up that far, you can take those skis to tra

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