Daily Search Forum Recap: October 24, 2018

Oct 24, 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 Asks What Do SEOs Do? Help Us Highlight Your Work.
    Google's John Mueller asked SEOs on Twitter to describe what they do, to a developer/coder/engineer. It looks like Google is looking to add more information about why developers should hire or consult with SEOs to their developer docs, maybe the why hire an SEO document?
  • Google Finds Content Via Links & Sitemaps; In That Order
    Google's Gary Illyes said at PubCon last week that Google finds content mostly through links and XML Sitemaps. He said the number one way is through links, crawling links on the web and the number two way is through XML Sitemaps.
  • Google: Regional Hreflang Markup Not Coming Soon
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter he was surprised that so many international SEOs were interested in Google supporting regional hreflang markup. He thought hreflang was complex enough, to support another layer, would be overboard.
  • Google Red Live Label & Live Blogs Schema Going Away?
    Back in 2015 Google launched a test of showing a red live label in the Google search results for blogs and publishers that covered events live. It looks like Google removed support for it, but it is unclear if Google is going to kill the feature completely or just keep testing it.
  • Google Local Pack Results Add Book & Schedule Buttons
    Google has added the ability to book reservations or schedule appointments directly from the local pack. This is a feature from the Reserve with Google platform but now it has surfaced directly in the local pack results.
  • Google White Objects Hallway
    I am not really sure what this is, but it looks like a bunch of objects pasted to the walls and ceilings at Google in this hallway. It was posted on Instagram and Kamila who posted it quoted Steven Le

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