Daily Search Forum Recap: November 20, 2018

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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 Local Service Ad Design Slightly Updated
    Google has made a design change to the way the local service ads appear in the mobile search results. They are a bit more slick now, with a more 3D look, lighter blue links, yellow stars instead of orange stars, circle green checks versus badges and a bit more.
  • Google: We Fixed The Google News Indexing Bug Again & Again
    For the past few weeks, Google has been having issues indexing or ranking Google News publishers content in Google web search and news search. Google's Lisa Wang has said numerous times they fixed the issue, only to have to come back in and discover more issues and say those issues are resolved. Is it fixed now?
  • Google Search Showing Fewer Image Boxes; 25% Drop
    RankRanger noticed that not only are the video boxes dropping out of the search results, but also the image boxes. In fact, they noticed a 25% reduction in the number of times the image box shows up for their dataset in Google.
  • Google To Roll Out Rounded & Sticky Header Search Results Design?
    A couple of months ago we reported that Google was testing a new design for their desktop search results interface. The search box was rounded and the top search box header area would stick to the top as you scroll. Over the past 48 hours or so, more people have been seeing this new design. Is it possible that Google may be rolling it out?
  • Google Internet Button - Do Not Touch
    Here is a photo I found on Instagram from the Google office in Prague. It shows a button that says it is the Internet and you should not touch it. There is a sign near it that says This is the Intern

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