Daily Search Forum Recap: October 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:00 pm 1 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:

  • Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Penalties Or Tweaks, Bing Crawl & Submissions & Google Cache Bug
    This week we saw a lot of Google ranking complaints and I am not sure if it is an algorithm update or a penalty. Bing confirmed there was a bug with the URL submission tool because of a back log...
  • Google Search Rankings Seems Unstable; More Algorithm Tweaks Or Penalties?
    Over the past few days the SEO communities and forums have been in a somewhat state of stress watching their rankings and analytics fluctuate up and down. It is like Google is tweaking things in real time and the search results are very unstable.
  • Cool! Google Lens Now In Google Image Search Results
    Earlier this month we reported that Google Lens is coming to Google Image search. Well, it is now here for some of us. Go to mobile, search for almost anything, click on an image and you will see this lens icon under the image. Click on it and it will analyze the image, let you click on or circle parts of the image and Google will zoom into it.
  • Google Provides Quicker Access To Review & Delete Search Activity
    The other day, Google announced they are giving searchers easier and more direct access to review and delete their recent search history and manage their privacy controls directly from the navigation bar in the main search screen. Here is a GIF of it in action:
  • Bing Gets Transparent On How They Crawl The Web
    As you know, Bing on their webmaster blog, is offering a series around BingBot and how they crawl the web, they already posted two blog posts on the topic. But at SMX East this week, Frederic Dubut gave a detailed presentation around their crawler, crawl budget, crawl efficiency and more.
  • Google Designs Claim This Knowledge Panel Button
    Google is testing a new design for the "claim this knowledge panel" link under a knowledge panel that is eligible for verification. Before it was just a line of text, now it is a prettier and fancier button.
  • Demogorgon, Stranger Things Monster, At Google
    Here is a photo I found on Instagram of the Stranger Things monster, the Demogorgon, at the GooglePlex, the main Google offices in Mountain View California. It is right by the Android Pie statue, I g

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