Daily Search Forum Recap: November 4, 2019

Nov 4, 2019 - 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:

  • New Google Search Console Speed Reports Rolling Out
    Google is now rolling out the experimental and new "Speed" reports within Google Search Console. Google began testing this last May and we have seen more and more webmasters get this report since then but now Google announced it is rolling out as "experimental."
  • Google Said It Is Reviewing Recipe Rich Results Bug Reports
    Danny Sullivan has confirmed that the reports submitted about the rich results for recipes not working properly are being reviewed. A couple of weeks ago we reported there was an issue but the issue is still not resolved but Google is looking into it.
  • Google Tests Image Carousel In Local Pack
    Google is testing showing images in the local pack that you can scroll through. It is an image carousel in the local pack itself. Here are screen shots from Valentin Pletzer that he shared with me on Twitter.
  • Google: We Wont Use Fitbit Data For Search Ads
    When Google announced it bought Fitbit last week, the company wrote in the blog post "Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads." But no real mention about organic search, so I joked Google can use steps a person does in a day as a search ranking signal. They won't, it was a joke.
  • Evergreen GoogleBot Now On Chrome 78
    GoogleBot is now running Chrome 78, this started as soon as this past Friday, on November 1st. The stable version of Chrome 78 was released on October 22nd...
  • Peter Greets The Charlotte Hornets At Google
    I love Peter the Greeter, and here he is greeting the Charlotte Hornets when they came to visit Google at the Mountain View offices last week. Here are some more photos as well.

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