Daily Search Forum Recap: November 18, 2020

Nov 18, 2020 - 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 Search Ranking Algorithm Update November 17th & 18th?
    I am seeing some evidence of another unconfirmed Google Search Ranking algorithm update starting around November 17th, yesterday, and progressing through today, November 18th. There is chatter within the SEO forums and social media and many of the tools are showing spikes, some really significant spikes on November 17th and/or 18th.
  • Google Ads Automatically Changing Some Campaigns Without Documenting In Change History
    Lior Krolewicz spotted that one of his clients had changes in his Google Ads account, changes that the client did not make, nor did his agency. After digging in, it turns out that the client was enrolled in "Auto Applied Recommendations Control Center" and because of that, the changes were being made.
  • Google Updated Remove Outdated Content Tool
    Google has also updated the remove outdated content tool. Google said the update is more visual, saying "we freshened the tool interface and also made the existing capabilities more intuitive to use."
  • Google Ads Smart Bidding Adds Predictive Simulators, Recommendation & Reporting
    Google has added a bunch of features to Google Ads Smart Bidding including predictive simulators, recommendations, and reporting improvements. Here is what is new.
  • Who Is Alex Trebek Google Search Easter Egg
    As you know, Alex Trebek passed on a couple weeks ago, after a public battle with cancer. On November 16th, I believe, Google added a little easter egg to the search results for a search on his name - Alex Trebek. The "Did you mean" result added "WHO IS" to the result.
  • Who Is Your SEO Mentor ❤️
    Kim Doughty posted a simple tweet, asking you to list who your SEO mentor is. It is a way of celebrating and honoring someone in the SEO space that may have not known you were important to them. In fact, a lot of folks said just that, they had no idea they had an impact on some of these people.
  • Google Disavow Tool Finally Migrated To New Search Console
    Google has finally migrated the old version of the disavow link tool to the new version of Google Search Console. With that, Google made the form prettier, added the ability to download the file as text and added more errors to the error reports for uploaded files.
  • Birthday Party In The Google Office During The Coronavirus
    This is not something I see every day, and trust me, I look every day. Here are photos from a Googler at the GooglePlex, the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. You can see Neland, a G

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