Daily Search Forum Recap: October 25, 2018

Oct 25, 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:

  • Bing To Invest In Bing Webmaster Tools
    Frederic Dubut from Bing said on stage yesterday at SMX East that they are investing "quiet a bit" into Bing Webmaster Tools in the future. He made it sound like they got substantial budget allocated towards the tools, unlike in recent years.
  • Google: Safer To Use Absolute URLs With Canonical Tags
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that when it comes to implementing canonical tags on your site, it is recommended to use absolute URLs instead of relative URLs. He said this will help ensure Google has interpreted them correctly.
  • Google: We Fixed Over 50 Bugs In Search Console Over Past Month
    Google announced on Twitter that they fixed over 50 bugs in Google Search Console over the past month or so. Google then describes that is not just about adding new features but maintaining old features and fixing issues that arise.
  • Bing Confirms & Fixes Bug With URL Submission Tool; Will Add Rate Limits
    Earlier this month, we reported that there was an issue with the URL submission tool in Bing Webmaster Tools where URLs that you would submit would not show up in the Bing index for weeks later. At SMX East, Bing confirmed the issue and said it was fixed.
  • New Google Search Console Fix Slow Page Loading Notices
    Google is sending out a new warning and notice via Google Search Console to let webmasters know they need to fix their really slow pages. The notice starts off by reading "fix slow page loading on domain.com.
  • Google Sends Mental Health Cards To Some Employees
    Someone shared a photo of a card they received from Google, their employer, with encouraging messages and more to help someone who may need a bit of encouragement. It seems it is to help with anxiety

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