Daily Search Forum Recap: September 21, 2021

Sep 21, 2021 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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.

Bing is being tested as the default search engine on Mozilla's Firefox browser. Google said self-referential canonicals help with cleaning up small SEO mistakes. Google said you do not need reviews to use the product rich results schema but you do need other elements. I am offline today, this newsletter was prescheduled.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google: You Don't Need Reviews To Use Product Schema For Product Rich Results
    Google's John Mueller confirmed that even if you do not have reviews on your product landing pages, you can still use product structured markup/schema on your product pages and gain product rich results in the Google search results page.
  • Firefox Testing Bing As Default Search Engine
    Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, is testing setting the default search engine to Microsoft Bing for 1% of its users. Mozilla said Sept 6, 2021 1% of the Desktop user base will be experimenting with Bing as the default search engine. The study will last into early 2022, likely wrapping up by the end of January.
  • Google: Self-Referential Canonicals Help Clean Up Small SEO Mistakes
    Google's John Mueller said that using self-referential canonicals is a good way to clean up small SEO mistakes. He was asked about it on Reddit, about the difference between self-referential canonicals and normal canonicals.
  • SEO Work Colleagues Birthday Balloons Written With "JohnMu Loves You"
    How cute is this, it was Thiago Pojda birthday last week and his coworkers and colleagues put some balloons on his desk to wish him a happy birthday. One of those balloons was written "JohnMu loves you."
  • Programming Note: Offline For Sukkot
    This is just a quick note that I will be offline for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot on Tuesday September 21 and Wednesday, September 22nd. All stories, social media posts, etc were all pre-written and scheduled to be posted. I'll be back with live coverage Thursday.

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Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice




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Note: This was pre-written and scheduled to be posted today, I am currently offline for Succos.

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