Daily Search Forum Recap: October 10, 2019

Oct 10, 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:

  • Google: The New Link Attributes Are Designed To Help Us Understand Better
    Google's Gary Illyes said it again, the reason Google released those new link attributes, the rel sponsored and ugc attributes, is only to help Google understand links on the web better. Gary said you don't have to use it, if you do, it will help Google.
  • Google: Core Updates Are Not About Bad Links
    Most of you know this already but Gary Illyes from Google said the other day at PubCon that cleaning up your link profile will not help you recover from a core update. He was quoted as saying this by numerous people during his PubCon talk on Tuesday.
  • Google: All You Need Is Google's Link Tool, Not Third-Party Tools
    Google's Nathan Johns said at PubCon yesterday that you do not need to use third-party link tools, that all you need to worry about are the links reported in Google Search Console's link tool. This is despite Google's tool only showing you a sample of the links you really have.
  • Google: Forcing Crawling Of Pages To Discover Links Won't Do Much
    This is hard to put in a title, but in short, Google's John Mueller seems to have said that if you want Google to discover links added to a page that doesn't get crawled much or ever, you will have a hard time benefiting from those links. John said on Twitter " If the page is such that our systems aren't crawling it, then those links aren't going to do much -- and "forcing" a crawl won't change that at all."
  • Bing To Make BingBot Evergreen
    Bing announced yesterday that BingBot is going evergreen, just like GoogleBot did. Bing said this will happen over the next few months and the user agent for BingBot might change but most sites don't need to do anything or worry about anything with this change.
  • Google Pencil Shavings Logo Art
    Here is a photo from Google of the G logo made up of colored pencil shavings. Pretty artistic, right? I am not an artist, so I really don't know. But it does look cool to me. This was shared on Insta

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