Daily Search Forum Recap: September 20, 2018

Sep 20, 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 Maps Now On Apple CarPlay & It's Okay
    Right before I went offline on Tuesday night, Apple approved a new version of the Google Maps app for iOS that added CarPlay support. This is something I've been waiting for since March 2016, when I got my new car with Apple CarPlay.
  • Google Tests Tabs On Branded Knowledge Panels
    Sergey Alakov spotted Google testing tabs for a knowledge panel for branded search terms. So not specifically for a local knowledge panel but for a brand name.
  • Bing Also Drops Public URL Submit To Index Tool
    Just like Google did back in July, Bing announced they have dropped their public submission tool. A way to submit any URL to the Bing index anonymously has been removed. It doesn't come with any surprise, I suspect.
  • Google Sends Out Many Mobile-First Indexing Enabled Notices
    Starting earlier this week, Google began sending out tons of mobile-first indexing notices to webmasters. In fact, as I write this, I received a few more notices foe web sites I have verified in Google Search Console.
  • Google Blue Shield Icon In Snippets For Some Government Sites?
    Google may be testing showing a blue shield icon in the snippets for some government related sites. I am honestly thinking this might be some sort of browser extension but it may not be and it may be a feature Google is testing. This was shared by Michael Postorino on Twitter.
  • Google Dublin Quick Draw Game Framed On Wall
    The Google Dublin office has that cool Quick Draw game Google released a couple years ago, framed on one of the walls there for people to play with when they visit or when Googlers get bored. He is a

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