Daily Search Forum Recap: October 19, 2018

Oct 19, 2018 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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:

  • Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Search Update Impacts, Reporting Delays, JavaScript SEO, Local, & Tiaras
    This week we had another big Google algorithm update, Google did not yet confirm it. Google said all sites are impacted by algorithm updates, even ones that didnât see changes...
  • Google Listens & Responds To A Site That Lost 60% Of Their Traffic After An Algorithm Update
    In this mornings hangout with Google's John Mueller, one web site owner who lost 60% of his traffic over a Google search algorithm update several months ago asked John what he should do. The interesting thing, John did bring his detailed examples to the search engineers and had to tell this guy that after reviewing the examples, the engineers felt things were working as normal.
  • Google: We Not Use isRelatedTo & isSimilarTo Product Schema
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not currently use isRelatedTo or isSimilarTo schema for product schema in web search. He said as far as he knows, they do not use it.
  • Google My Business Insights Shows Branded Searches Now
    As I covered yesterday at Search Engine Land, Google has added a new slice in the pie within the Google My Business Insights section to segment out branded searches from direct or discovery related searches. Here is a screen shot from my business in Google My Business showing the new yellow slice for branded searches.
  • Google My Business Video Upload Not Working: Server Reject Error
    Google has confirmed they are working on fixing a bug within Google My Business for uploading videos to your business listing. When you try to upload videos, Google is returning a "server reject error." Allyson Wright, Community Manager, Google My Business said "I can confirm that this issue has been escalated and is being looked into."
  • Google Search Console Pipeline Issues Cause Reporting Delays
    Google announced this morning on Twitter that some reports within Google Search Console are delayed. They are delayed because of pipeline issues with getting data from sources within Google. The specific reports that are more delayed than normal include AMP, Rich Results / Structured Data, Hreflang, Index Coverage, & Mobile Usability.
  • Me Wearing A Tiara
    Here is a photo of me from Thursday night wearing a tiara on my head. Yes, it is a custom - when you win the US Search Personality Award you have to wear it. So I did with honor and appreciation.

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