Daily Search Forum Recap: August 25, 2021

Aug 25, 2021 - 3:00 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's link spam update is finally done rolling out, it took them two-weeks longer than expected. Google admitted it made changes to how it produces titles in the search results, the big change is Google no longer uses the query for it. Google Search Console performance reports are having some reporting issues, you are not alone. Google Posts can be displayed on third-party sites now. Google My Business products show status of approval. Google continues to test people also ask in the search suggestions and more.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google Link Spam Update Took A Full Month To Roll Out
    Google announced that the link spam update that initially began rolling out on July 26, 2021 is now done rolling out as of August 24, 2021. That is over a full-month of rolling for that update and two-weeks longer than Google initially said.
  • Google Confirms Titles Did Change To Not Use The Searcher's Query
    A week after Google made a change to the titles it produces in its search results, the search company confirmed it actually did make these changes. I mean, why didn't Google just write about it when they first noticed it, did they think we wouldn't notice?
  • Google Search Console Performance Reporting Is Currently Stuck
    This morning I've been noticing a lot of complaints about the Google Search Console Performance report being delayed and data not fully being represented. It seems to be a global issue and even John Mueller of Google confirmed there is an issue at the moment.
  • Google Posts Can Now Appear On Third Party Sites Without Your Knowledge
    Google now has a notice when you add Google Posts in Google My Business that those posts can appear not just on Google properties but third-party sites. Claire Carlile posted a screenshot of Google notifying her of this and asked on Twitter "which third party sites would posts appear on?"
  • Google My Business Products Approval Process
    Google now may decide to review your Google My Business product uploads manually and approve or reject those. Usama Ali posted screenshots on Twitter of the this happening for his product uploads.
  • Google Continues Test Of People Also Ask & People Also Search For In Autocomplete
    Last September, in 2020, we reported that Google was testing the people also search for in the auto-complete search suggestions drop down. Well, those tests have not stopped. Here are more examples from Brodie Clark from the past week or so.
  • Google Hong Kong Office Utilization Monitor?
    This photo is from a recent photo uploaded to Instagram from the Google office in Hong Kong. This shows a TV screen with boxes and green and red statuses. I am thinking, but I am not 100% sure, that

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