Daily Search Forum Recap: October 22, 2018

Oct 22, 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 Caches JavaScript & CSS Files For A Long Time & Why That Matters
    Google's John Mueller confirmed on Twitter that Google does cache your JavaScript and CSS files for a "fairly long" time and thus, if those files change what content shows up on the page or what new URLs you produce, then that might be an issue for your SEO strategy.
  • Google My Business Products Beta Lets You Add Products To Your Local Listings
    Last week we showed how Google added a products and services section to the local listings in Google. Now I see reports of Google showing a beta tab in Google My Business to add your own products. It seems related to what we reported back in August with a new products tab for the local panels.
  • Old Google Search Console Sitemap Bug With Mobile-First Indexing
    Google's John Mueller said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that there is a bug with the Sitemaps reporting section of the old Google Search Console specifically with sites that moved to mobile-first indexing. John said it is jut a reporting bug and does not impact how the site or content ranks in Google search.
  • Google: Putting Out More Content Doesn't Make Your Site Better
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that putting out more content doesn't necessarily make your web site any better, nor does it necessarily make your web site rank higher in Google's search results.
  • Google Cache Bug With Mobile-First Indexing Now Fixed
    It looks like Google has fixed that ongoing bug with the Google cache 404ing after being switched to mobile-first indexing. The bug has been happening for the past several months and as of last Saturday, it seems Google fixed it.
  • Google Caught Me Buying Links (Framed)
    Here is a fun picture for the day - here is Ryan Jones from WTFSEO who handed me two dollars and asked me to take a picture of him handing it to me. Gary Illyes caught sight of it on Twitter and repo

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