Daily Search Forum Recap: October 15, 2018

Oct 15, 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: Huge Opportunity In Knowing JavaScript For Technical SEO
    Google's John Mueller believes that there is a lot of opportunity for a technical SEO to learn JavaScript. He said that there is going to be a lot more JavaScript development over the next couple years than in the previous two decades and having that skillset as a technical SEO gives you a competitive advantage over other SEOs.
  • Google Again Tests Favicons In Search Results Snippets
    Google is once again testing favicons in the search results snippets near the title of the result. We've seen Google test this last year, in 2013, in 2009 and other times. Here is a more recent screen shot from this year from Ric Rodriguez on Twitter.
  • Google: If It Is Not Documented, It Can Change Over Time
    Here is some advice from Google's John Mueller on Reddit. He said, "my go to answer for these kind of questions is if it's not documented it could change over time." The question was on how Google treats 301 versus 308 redirects.
  • New Google My Business Clear Option For Attributes
    Google My Business lets you add attributes to your local business listing but there is no quick way to remove or clear these attributes. That is until today, Google just added a new feature clear out some of the attributes on your business.
  • Google People Also Search In Local Search Results
    It looks like Google also has the "people also search for" feature in the local search finder results as well. If you go to the local results and click on a result and then click back to the results, Google will show you the "people also search for" carousel under that snippet.
  • Google Ice Cream Brain Freeze Machine
    Here is a photo of an ice cream machine at the Google Dublin office that aims to give Googlers brain freezes. The photo was taken by Henri Kuusk and posted on Instagram after experiencing a brain fre

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