Daily Search Forum Recap: October 17, 2019

Oct 17, 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's Danny Sullivan: Journalists Should Link To Sources
    Most people who write anything on the web complain that others who write, do not give credit where credit is due. So if you write something and I take your content without citing you or linking to you, that is not a good thing. But it happens all the time, with large and even small publications.
  • Google Fixed Another Indexing Issue With Fresh Content
    Yesterday at Search Engine Land I reported Google was having indexing issues. Google then ultimately confirmed the issue as "slight delays in indexing fresh content." I reported the issue around 2:30pm yesterday, this was after hours of there being an issue and by 8:30pm Google fixed the issue.
  • Google: Buying Used Domains Is Like Buying Used Cars
    Google's John Mueller had a fun analogy when it comes to buying used domains and the potential issues they may have. He said it is like buying a used car.
  • Google: Structured Data Can Help Generate Actions For Google Assistant
    Google posted a reminder or PSA yesterday that adding structured data can sometimes help Google automatically generate Actions for the Google Assistant. Google posted this on Twitter and said "Google can use your structured data to automatically generate Actions for the Google Assistant."
  • Google Maps Not Showing Reviews For Some Schools
    There are reports from some schools that they cannot display reviews from its parent body or others on Google Maps and Google My Business. Joy Hawkins said in the Local Search Forums "Reviews left for schools in Canada were not showing up yesterday but are today. Reviews that were left in the USA are still not showing up."
  • Google Sukkah At The GooglePlex
    This week is the Jewish holiday of Succos, I was offline the first two days and will be offline this coming Monday and Tuesday. During Succos Jews often eat and dwell in a sukkah, a temporary hut lik

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