Daily Search Forum Recap: November 18, 2019

Nov 18, 2019 - 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:

  • Yet More Google Search Ranking Algorithm Tremors Over The Weekend
    It has been one rocky month with both Google organic search ranking updates and local search ranking updates. This weekend there is chatter and signals of yet another Google search ranking algorithm update this weekend. The chatter started Friday and has continued through the weekend and even the tools are showing fluctuations.
  • Vlog #26: Who Is John Mueller Of Google
    I surprised John Mueller (@JohnMu) as he was starting a Google webmaster help video and took over the video and turned it into a vlog and video interview about John Mueller...
  • Wall Street Journal Is Wrong & Why I Think The Google Story Should Be Retracted
    This morning at Search Engine Land the team and I published a response to the Wall Street Journal's story on Google Search. You can read my story named Misquoted and misunderstood: Why we, the search community, don't believe the WSJ about Google search.
  • Google Warns Of Chrome Mixed Content Change & Impact On Rankings?
    Google posted on Twitter on the Google Webmaster account that Chrome is making changes to how it handles mixed content and you should be on top of it for your users. Also mixed content can break your HTTPS security, but as we know, the HTTPS ranking boost is not dependent on HTTPS being valid right now and neither is rendering said Google.
  • Former Googler: Often Someone Assumed Google Took Action But Didn't Really In That Way
    Matt Cutts, who has not been with Google for a long time now, was asked to comment about alleged action Google took on a site a dozen or so years ago. Matt said he doesn't specifically recommend this case but said in general "In many of the cases I saw, someone assumed that Google took some action in response to them or their site or their comments, when I knew from my position that the action had been percolating for months."
  • Google NYC 8th Avenue Lobby Timelapsed
    Google let me sit in the 8th avenue lobby unsupervised for a good 15 minutes or so, which gave me an opportunity to timelapse the Googlers coming in and out. There are more entrances and I've been

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