Daily Search Forum Recap: October 2, 2019

Oct 2, 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:

  • Vlog #18: Russ Jones On (DA) Domain Authority & What's Next For Moz
    Russ Jones (@rjonesx) is the Principal Search Scientist at Moz. He joined Moz in 2015 after consulting for the company for years. Russ still does coding but the "real" engineers clean up his code for production. Russ is responsible for the keyword search volume throughout the Moz...
  • Google Ads Browser-Based Report Editor Cross-Account Analysis
    Google has expanded the ability of doing cross-account Google Ads analysis within the Report Editor within the Google Ads browser based console. Google allowed this in 2017 but it had to be done outside of Google Ads, now you can do it directly within Google Ads.
  • Google: HTML Sitemaps Not Worthwhile For SEO Purposes
    Google's John Mueller posted on Reddit that he agrees, that HTML sitemaps are not worthwhile for SEO purposes. He said "I agree. When it comes to SEO ... for small sites, your site should be crawlable anyway (and if you're using a common CMS, it'll almost always be fine) & for large sites, they're not going to be useful anyway (use sitemaps, use normal cross-linking, check with a crawler of your choice)."
  • Google Featured Snippet Image Carousel To Show More Results
    We've seen variations of Google showing image carousels in the featured snippet position, but this one seems new. If you search for [seo checklist] you may see a featured snippet that also shows an image carousel that lets you click on the images to see "more results" for that answer.
  • Google Webmaster Conference At The GooglePlex
    Google has been hosting webmaster conferences all over the place, espesially in India and other regions where you cannot find many SEO type conferences. Well, that is now changing with Google hosting a Google Webmaster Conference at the GooglePlex, in Mountain View, California.
  • Rel=Sponsored Cookies At SMX Exhibitor
    This is clever for an SMX sponsor to give away rel=sponsored cookies at an SMX event. Kenichi Suzuki posted a photo of them while at the SMX Advanced Europe show. The cookies are from AvantGrade are

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