Daily Search Forum Recap: November 19, 2018

Nov 19, 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 Discovered But Currently Not Indexed Help
    In Google Search Console, did you ever see the "discovered but currently not indexed" notice regarding your index coverage status report? Google says in their help document that it might be related to an overloaded server, but Google's John Mueller says otherwise in this video hangout.
  • Google Local Services Ads Tests Showing Number Of Bookings
    Google seems to be testing showing the number of bookings that happened through a local services ads directly in the Google ads. Tom Waddington posted a screen shot that shows Google displaying "booked 870+ times near you."
  • Domain Name Registration Expire Date Or Length Not A Google Ranking Factor
    We've covered this numerous times but hey, Google had to chime in again about the topic of domain name registration length and the expire date of a domain name not being used as a ranking signal by Google's search algorithms once again.
  • Google My Business Insights Improves Data Latency
    Kara from Google posted in the Google My Business Help forums that Google "made improvements to ensure that your Insights data is more up-to-date." So the Google My Business Insights reports can "now see Insights data up to yesterday."
  • Google Launches New Hotel Web Search Results Pack
    Google has begun rolling out a new design for their hotel results local pack in web search. So if you search Google for hotels near X, Google will show you a new look for hotel results in that area, one that looks more like the hotel search results portal.
  • Face Mask On Pumpkin At Google Office
    The air quality in California isn't that great with the wild fires taking place right now, it is just really bad on so many levels. One person put a face mask on a pumpkin at the Google office to mak

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