Daily Search Forum Recap: September 12, 2019

Sep 12, 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:

  • Google: Meta Robots Nofollow Is A Hint Also
    Gary Illyes from Google clarified last night that if you place a nofollow in your robots meta tags, it will also follow the new rules as the nofollow link attribute. Hence, as Gary said "Meta robots nofollow is a hint now, like rel-nofollow." Although the robots won't support the new ugc and sponsored attributes.
  • Google Ads Extends Removal Of Accelerated Delivery By 20 More Days
    Google Ads has announced they are delaying the removal of the accelerated delivery option from September 17, 2019 to October 7, 2019. This gives you an additional 20-days to prepare your campaigns and stop using this accelerated delivery option.
  • WordPress To Adopt Google's New rel=ugc in Next Release
    Joost de Valk, from Yoast but a person who is super tight with WordPress, said WordPress will adopt the new link attributes announced by Google the other day. He said it will be introduced in the next release because "it's a one line change" to the code base.
  • Google Now Penalizing Subdomains Leasing, Not Just Subfolder Leasing
    As you know, Google warned publishers about leasing out portion of their sites so that third-parties can piggy-back off the site's authority and trust and rank their content better. Google then began penalizing some of those sections on the web sites that are leased out. Now, Google is not just penalizing the subfolders doing this but now also the subdomains doing this.
  • Google: No Need To Disavow Nofollowed Links
    Google's John Mueller confirmed that although the nofollow link attribute is just a hint now, there is still no need to use the disavow link tool for links that are nofollowed. He said on Twitter "You definitely don't need to disavow nofollow links -- not before, not now."
  • Google Logo With Googly Eyes
    Here is a photo of a sign at one of the Google offices that has googly eyes. Get it, a Googley logo with googly eyes in a Google logo - har har har. This was shared by Martin Split on Twitter a whil

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