Daily Search Forum Recap: September 16, 2019

Sep 16, 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 Search Ranking Algorithm Update Signs Heating Up More
    On Friday, yes, Friday the 13th (hence the graphic), I reported on signals of a possible Google update. As an update, these signals are still there, the chatter is still ongoing through this morning, and the tracking tools are also showing changes even as of over the weekend.
  • Google Product Grid & Expandable Shopping Ads
    To be honest, I am not sure if this is new, but I am being told this is new. The first is what looks like an organic product grid, where Google shows product selections for a query in a new grid like format. The second are paid Google shopping ads that expand to show more details.
  • Google Shortens Title Length In Search By ~5 Characters On Average
    The folks at RankRanger are showing data that on average, the title tag length shown in the Google desktop search results have gone down from 55.3 characters to 50.9 characters on average.
  • B.B. King, The King Of Blues, Google Doodle
    Today on the 94th birthday of B.B. King, Google has posted a special video Doodle to honor B.B. King's life. B.B. King is known as the King of Blues and pretty much everyone is familiar with his music. So listening and watching the Doodle is just so nice.
  • Google Video Result Timeline With In This Video Snippet
    Amit Singh shared a screen video capture of a new form of video results in the mobile Google search results. This one shows a video result with a section named "in this video." The "in this video" section gives you a timeline in the video of what is being discussed so you can jump to those sections.
  • I Love Cheese Hat On Google's John Mueller
    A few weeks ago there was some sort of cheese event at the Google Zurich office and Gary Illyes was busy snapping and posting photos of John Mueller with cheese. Apparently, John is a big cheese fan.

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