Daily Search Forum Recap: November 15, 2018

Nov 15, 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 Tool Scores Your SEO: Should Google Be Scoring Your SEO?
    The other day, Google launched a new portal named web.dev that pretty much has lighthouse, another Google tool, results for your audit. One of the lighthouse results is an SEO score. So I asked SEOs, should Google be scoring their SEO this way?
  • Google My Business Breaks Out Primary & Additional Business Categories
    Google My Business made a small but useful change to the Google My Business dashboard where you edit your business listing. Now Google will show and let you edit your primary and additional (secondary) categories instead of lumping them into one big category with many options.
  • Google My Business Apps Gains Messaging, Posting, Photos & Much More
    Google announced a revamp of the Google My Business app to help businesses create and manage their local listings in Google Maps. The new features in the app include a review management section, insight analytics, profile management, Google Posts management, real time messaging and notification.
  • Google Dance Going Away But Events Around The World To Continue
    Google is sunsetting the Google Dance, well, at least the name Google Dance. Instead, Google is going to rename the Google Dance to something else and continue to host "dozens" of events like it across the world - like they have been doing in the past year or so.
  • Google Search Console Performance Reports Get Event Listings & Detail Filters
    Google has added to the Google Search Console performance reports a filter under the "search appearance" filter for both event listings and event details. This is a new filter to help you see how well your event markup is performing in search.
  • New Google Headquarters Under Construction
    Legendary blogger, Robert Scoble, was near the Google offices in Mountain View, California and snapped this nice photo of the new Google campus being built. He posted it on Instagram and wrote The ne

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