Daily Search Forum Recap: September 29, 2020

Sep 29, 2020 - 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:

  • Were There Google Search Canonical URL Issues Around September 23rd?
    Remember that possible Google search ranking algorithm update from September 23rd? As I mentioned in my weekly video this Friday, some felt it may have been caused by a canonical bug with Google search. I wanted to share more around that topic before I go offline tonight for Yom Kippur, since I am not posting anything tomorrow.
  • Google Again Had An Indexing Issue With News Content Last Night
    Just amazing, again, Google had an issue indexing news content last night. Ewdison Then, a publisher at SlashGear, Android Community and other places notified me on Twitter of this showing screen shots of CNN, Fox News, WSJ, and Engadget all showing zero new content in Google Search at around 6:50pm.
  • Anti-Semitic Image Search Results Pollute Google, Bing & DuckDuckGo
    Over the weekend Google and Bing (and DuckDuckGo) were all called out for displaying horrid and disgusting images that convey babies burning in ovens for searches like [jewish baby stroller] and [jewish bunk beds]. Google and Bing responded immediately to me when I forwarded it to them about their disgust but the issue is, these images still come up.
  • Vlog #87: Drew Madore on Black Hat SEO In 2020 & How Black Hat Has Changed
    Drew Madore ventured out from his lock down to meet with me at a nearby baseball stadium. I selected the area because it let us have several football fields of space for socially distancing. Looking at it now, it does look a bit too much but hey...
  • Google Tests Related Searches List View Format
    Google has been super busy testing tons of variations of the user interface for the related searches section in the search results. I think this one is a new one from Amit Dubey of a list view format, with each related search on its own line.
  • Give Google Examples Of Canonical URL Issues
    On Sunday I reported about a canonical URL issue with Google that may have caused major turbulence with the Google search results last week. Well, Google said they need examples to investigate.
  • Wearing A Mask At The GooglePlex
    I am a bit obsessed with photos of people wearing masks at Google offices. Here is a photo of a guy at the GooglePlex, the Google Mountain View offices, with a mask on. I love the facial expression, a
  • Programming Note: Offline Monday For Yom Kippur 5781
    This is just a programming note that I will be 100% offline starting Sunday night (September 27th) through Monday night (September 28th) for Yom Kippur. I am not scheduling any stories on Yom Kippur, everything here will be paused until Tuesday morning (or if something is urgent...
  • Google Celebrates Its 22nd Birthday This Sunday
    Tomorrow, Sunday, September 27th, is Google's 22nd birthday. To celebrate, Google will be posting this animated Google Doodle. The cute thing is that since it is #2020, the Google logo is celebrating the birthday event over Google Meet in a socially distant way.

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