Daily Search Forum Recap: December 5, 2019

Dec 5, 2019 - 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:

  • December 4th Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update. Maybe?
    Some of the tracking tools are spiking up and showing signals of a Google search ranking update over the past couple of days - maybe December 3rd or 4th. There is some limited chatter, nothing crazy, but some chatter at WebmasterWorld. Some are saying they saw...
  • Google My Business Reviews Select Rated Highly For Tags
    Google is now letting Local Guides and maybe other Google users to select a tag to describe why you like the business you are reviewing. So not just leave a star rating and a review and photos but also select a descriptive tag that Google can use in a more structured fashion.
  • Simple Video On How Google Search Works
    Google posted on their Google Webmaster YouTube channel a nice very clear and simple beginner video on how Google Search works as it relates to how you, webmasters, can make your web sites better. This might be one of those videos you share with new, newbie, clients?
  • Google: Only Insane CPU Usage Will Limit How It Renders JavaScript
    Google is good, really good, at rendering JavaScript these days, even pretty inefficient JavaScript. So much so that Martin Splitt from Google said the only time you really need to worry about CPU usage being a problem is when it is such a big issue that your users CPUs get so hot the fans on the computer sounds like it is going to "lift off."
  • Google Search Console Updates Messaging Interface
    As we reported, new stuff has now come to Google Search Console's messaging. Google announced a new method for viewing messages in Google Search Console. You can now access these messages in the bell icon at the top right, it will have a red indicator when there are new messages for you to view. You can even view the messages by category.
  • GoogleBot Hits Tel Aviv
    Here is a photo from John Mueller of Google who brought his 3D printed GoogleBot to Tel Aviv, Israel. It is the Google Webmaster Conference in Tel Aviv, so I suspect he brought a handful of these to

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