Daily Search Forum Recap: October 10, 2018

Oct 10, 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: Mobile-First Indexing Unrelated To Search Ranking Algorithm Changes
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that all the search ranking algorithm changes we have been following, some confirmed, are "not related to mobile indexing." Some are thinking that all the fluctuations are due to Google ramping up the mobile-first indexing switch over, but Google is saying this is not the case.
  • Google: Crawl Rate Increases Can Be Related To Mobile-First Indexing Switch
    Google has said this before, but it is worth repeating, that an increase in crawl rates may be a sign that you are switching over to mobile-first indexing. John Mueller repeated it again on Twitter the other day and below are some stats to show you what you might see.
  • Google Lens Now Built Into Pixel 3 Camera
    Google has built in Google Lens directly into the new Pixel 3 camera. It is super impressive and basically lets you tap on something while looking at the camera and it will give you information about what you are looking at. So phone numbers can be clicked on to dial, products can come up in Google Shopping to buy and landmarks can be given search results.
  • Google Home Hub - Google Assistant With A Display
    I love the Google Home devices, I think they are incredibly useful when you are not sitting by a computer and sometimes even then. Google announced yesterday a new Google Home device named Google Home Hub. It has a display and you can interact with the display, watch it, touch it and see more details.
  • Google Warns They Will Test Google Assistant's Duplex Next Month
    Google announced yesterday that they will start publicly testing the Google Assistant Duplex feature that allows Google AI to call a venue and make an appointment or reservation for you automatically. They demonstrated this at Google I/O back in May and now Google is warning restaurants in New York, Atlanta, Phoenix and the San Francisco Bay Area about this.
  • One Year Google Work Anniversary Googleversary Email
    Here is the email Google sends their employees on their work anniversary. This one is specific to the first year anniversary and it was shared by Danny Sullivan who started October 9, 2017. Pretty fu

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