Daily Search Forum Recap: December 8, 2022

Dec 8, 2022 - 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.

Subscribe with Google sites may see an increase in impressions and clicks in the performance report in Search Console. Google said using explicit and extreme curse words can trigger your site to be filtered by SafeSearch. Google is testing "where to stop along the way" for some queries. Google is testing removing the estimated number of results. SEOs are split on if Google is getting worse or if the web is to blame.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Poll Shows SEOs Split On If Google Or The Web Is Getting Worse
    There have been a lot of complaints about the quality of Google search results - the truth is, there are always complaints. Assuming you believe the results are indeed getting worse (which not everyone would agree with), is Google to blame, or is it the fault of the web in general to blame?
  • Google Tests Removing Estimated Number Of Search Results Again
    Seems Google is once again testing removing the estimated number of search results under the search bar. You know, the line that says "About X results in Y seconds" Google is testing removing that again.
  • Google Search Console: Sites Using Subscribe With Google May See Increase In Impressions & Clicks
    Google added a new annotation to the Google Search Console performance reports on December 5th, saying that sites that use Subscribe with Google may see an increase in clicks and impressions. I'll be honest, I am a bit confused by the annotation was added this week and not in 2018 when the feature was added.
  • Google SafeSearch Can Be Triggered By Use Of Explicit & Extreme Cursing
    A couple of years ago, Gary Illyes of Google noted that using many more X-rated curse words can trigger Google to think your site is adult oriented and thus be filtered out by SafeSearch. But how much, how often, and how explicit do those words need to be on your site to trigger it?
  • Google Search Tests "Where To Stop Along The Way"
    Let's say you are going on a road trip from one location to the next. One thing I expect some of those who do such entertainment would want to know is where are good places to stop along the way. Google is answering that now, I think, in a new test, with a carousel of locations you can stop along the route.
  • Teddy Bear Hardly Working At The GooglePlex
    Here is a random photo I found posted by a Googler of his massive teddy bear hardly working at the Google office, the GooglePlex. The bear's feet are up on the desk and he sits back and looks at the

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