Daily Search Forum Recap: November 20, 2018

Nov 20, 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:

  • Mid-November Google Search Algorithm Update Reversals?
    Friday we reported about a possible Google update, which is unconfirmed, but where a nice amount of the search community noticed some ranking changes and traffic changes. It seems like maybe yesterday there were some reversals or tweaks to whatever happened on November 15th.
  • Limited Time Google Ads Black Friday & Cyber Monday Ad Units
    Google has a new special ad unit for a limited time for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping season. Ginny Marvin at Search Engine Land said this limited time ad unit is running for some advertisers now through November 27th.
  • Google Does Not Index Redirected Pages
    This is probably obvious to most of you but Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not index redirects. Meaning, if you redirect page A to page B, any content that might be on page A is not indexed, instead GoogleBot just does a hop, skip and a jump over from page A to page B.
  • Google Showing Fewer Videos In Their Search Results
    According to STAT Search Analytics and RankRanger, Google is showing significantly fewer video boxes or carousels in the search results then it did just a week or so ago. It seems Google is showing about 30% fewer videos or so.
  • Google Search Adds Hijri & Hebrew Date Conversions
    You can now go to Google and ask it to tell you the current Hijri and/or Hebrew date, as well as ask it to convert the dates for you. I tested some examples and for the most part is works pretty well.
  • Gooogle Cars Shop Rebranded A Bit
    In 2012 we found a picture of a Gooogle (three O's) car taxi service store in England somewhere. The store still seems to be around but has been rebranded by coloring the Os black and sticking in a s

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