Daily Search Forum Recap: October 25, 2019

Oct 25, 2019 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter | 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:

  • Google BERT Update Impacts 10% Queries & Has Been Rolling Out All Week
    This morning Google announced that starting earlier this week, throughout the week, Google has been pushing out what it calls "biggest leap forward in the past five years, and one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of search." That is the BERT algorithm update, which is Google's way at better understanding one out of ten queries, in a way humans understand them.
  • Search Buzz Video Recap: Google BERT & Algorithm Change, Recipe Rich Results & Microsoft Advertising Redesign
    This week, well - this morning - Google announced the biggest change and improvement the company made to search in five-years, they said. It is called BERT and impacts 10% of all queries...
  • Google Knowledge Panel Has A Countdown Widget
    Did you know that the Google knowledge panel can show a countdown widget? Valentin Pletzer showed me a screen shot yesterday of Google counting down to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release date. Instead of it showing the date, which is October 15, 2019 (today), it showed the hours and minutes counting down.
  • Google Corporate Contact Markup For Knowledge Panels Deprecated
    Google has officially deprecated the corporate contact markup for knowledge panels. Lizzi Harvey from Google posted about it on Twitter, she said "Corporate Contact markup for Google knowledge panels is deprecated. If you're verified as an official rep of a Google knowledge panel, you can suggest a change directly."
  • Google My Business Tests Auto Replies For Reviews
    Google My Business seems to be testing a new feature to help business owners respond to reviews left by customers in Google Maps. Cordell Crowley posted this GIF of it in action in the Local Search Forums, where Google is auto-suggesting replies for reviews left on your business.
  • Google Beekeepers
    Here is a photo / video Google shared on Instagram of some project Google is partnering up on to help save bees. These may be Google beekeepers working on this project. There are more details on thi

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