Daily Search Forum Recap: November 28, 2018

Nov 28, 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: Build A Site That If Google Doesn't Rank Well, It Would Be A Search Bug
    Google's John Mueller said it is wise to think long term with your web site and build a site that is so fantastic that if Google isn't ranking it well for relevant queries that Google would consider it a bug. Thus Google would have to update their algorithms to rank your site for the relevant queries.
  • I Wish Google Would Stop Saying They Do Hundreds Or Thousands Of Updates Per Year
    I really wish Google would stop responding to algorithm update questions with "we do hundreds or thousands of changes per year." Like I've been saying for years, I'd bet 95% of those updates have little to do with core ranking but more related to UX, UI and feature changes.
  • Why Does Google Confirm Some Core Algorithm Updates & Not Others?
    I always wonder why Google will confirm some core ranking algorithm updates and not others. So I asked John Mueller of Google if he knows the behind the scenes decision making process on when Google confirms a core algorithm update. He said it is mostly around if the non-SEO community is confused, Google may decide to comment.
  • Google Search Tests Expandable Related Queries
    Google is testing new functionality for the related queries section you see at the footer of the Google search results. This shows Google giving the searcher the ability to click on a related query and then it expands and shows them a single search result for that query, which they can then click on "more results" to see more.
  • Google Image Search Tests New Image Preview Frame
    Google is testing a new design for how they display the previews and thumbnails of an image after you click on an image in the Google Image Search results. Instead of showing it framed out in a large black area, Google is testing showing the image preview on the right side in a white box.
  • On The Day Google Left China People Left Flowers At The Beijing Office
    Back in 2010, when Google announced they are leaving China over their principles on censorship, etc. People from within China came to the Beijing office and left flowers at the Google sign outside th

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