Daily Search Forum Recap: August 30, 2018

Aug 30, 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:

  • Google Ads Overview Cards Now Let's You Make Some Ad Modifications
    Google Ads now lets advertisers make some modifications to their ads directly from the overview page cards. Google announced this on Twitter saying "You can now implement some of those changes directly from the Overview page itself...
  • Google Can Process Canonical Tags In JavaScript
    Google's John Mueller said in a video hangout that Google can technically process canonicals within JavaScript. This is assuming that what is shown in the JavaScript doesn't conflict with other signals. John confirmed this on Twitter when Patrick Stox summarized it.
  • Google Launches Structured Data Codelab
    Google has officially launched their structured data codelab, which allows you to walk through a step-by-step process to make your own structured data for your web site. Google's codelab walks you through adding several types of structured data to a simple HTML site, including where to place structured data on a site and how to validate it.
  • Google Releases Google My Business API v4.2
    Google has released a new version of the Google My Business API, this one is version 4.2 and adds a nice set of features. The new features include the ability to verify listing directly on native platforms, new GoogleLocations endpoint, expanded search functionality of the existing Locations.List filters, chain membership and Product posts.
  • Google Converts PDFs To HTML For Indexing In Search
    Google's John Mueller said that Google will convert PDF documents, as well as other documents, from their original form and into HTML in order to better index those documents.
  • Google Drops Number Of Results Per Page Search Settings Option
    Google has updated their search settings page sometime in the past 12 hours or so. With that change, Google removed the option to change the number of results displayed on the page and seems to have added a handwriting option.
  • Google Wall With Glowing Flowers
    I found this photo on Instagram of a wall at the GooglePlex, the main Google headquarters, where they have these flowers protruding from one of the walls and the flowers light up. How sparkly!

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