Daily Search Forum Recap: September 6, 2018

Sep 6, 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 Search Ranking Update Brewing? Early Signs Of Algorithm Shifts.
    I am seeing super early signs of a Google search algorithm update brewing right now. There is some early limited chatter as of early this morning in the forums and on social media. Some of the automated tracking tools also are picking up changes, while some are not. So it is super early but something might be brewing - we should know more within 24 hours or so.
  • Google: You Can Place Your Company Reviews From 3rd Parties On Your Web Site
    Google's John Mueller said he doesn't see an SEO problem with taking reviews left about your company on Google Maps, Yelp and other third party web sites and copying some of them or all of them to your own web site to showcase them. He said the one thing you should not do is markup them with review markup since they were not originated from your site.
  • Google Datasets Search - Searching Large Dataset Databases
    Yesterday, as everyone is reporting, Google launched Google Dataset Search. A way to search datasets from environmental and social sciences, government, and ProPublica-style news organizations. The cool thing is this is all powered from the datasets schema that has been available for some time now.
  • Google: Don't Publish Articles On How To Break Our TOS & Guidelines
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that he finds it awkward when he reads articles and how-to guides on techniques on breaking Google's terms of service (TOS) and their webmaster guidelines. He replied to an article written on Search Engine Journal about scraping Google's search results.
  • Google's John Mueller: I'm Not A Fan Of The Anonymous Queries Reporting Change
    We covered the change to the Google Search Console performance and search analytics reports several times here, where Google dropped the anonymous queries figure from the sum of the overall queries filtered output. This resulted in a ton of confusion and John Mueller from Google said on Reddit, he wasn't exactly a fan of making this change.
  • Google Pedicab
    Last year we showed a picture of a Google branded cycle rickshaw or pedicab in the Google Bangkok office. Google has a similar larger one in the Google Singapore that seats more Googlers. This was sh

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