Daily Search Forum Recap: December 23, 2019

Dec 23, 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:

  • Vlog #32: Matt Cutts On His Google Years & How SEO/SEMs Can Make A Difference At The USDS
    Note: The first 5:45 of the video is my trip there, you can skip to the interview at the 5:45 mark. I made sure this video was completely unedited outside of the b-roll stuff before and after. Matt Cutts loves doing "one-takes" and actually, so do I...
  • Google Local Tests Browse By Photo
    We keep seeing signs both via Google messaging and Google action that photos and media are becoming more and more important. A few months ago, Google started using photos for local search more often. Now, Sergey Alakov noticed Google has a local pack feature that lets you "browse by photo" for local results.
  • Google Shows Cameos In Google Discover
    Glenn Gabe was scrolling through his Google Discover feed over the weekend and Google knew that Glenn didn't get enough of his Barry fix and decided to show him one of my recent Cameos by Google posts. Yes, Google can show video answer cameos in the Google Discover feed. This is new to me.
  • Google Local Pack With Blue Star Icon For Top Rated?
    Sergey Alakov posted a screen shot on Twitter of a new icon he spotted in the local pack listings. The icon is a blue comment style image with a blue star in the center. He asked me if this is an ad icon, but I believe this is a top rated icon, an icon that shows this location has a top rating by Google users for some category.
  • Google Posts Happy Holidays 2019! Doodles For The Week
    Google has started posting the Doodles for "Happy Holidays 2019!" Today you get a happy holidays Doodle that has three colored handles, in a bow, illuminating. Tomorrow, Tuesday, you get a snow globe with Santa and his sled, with a Christmas tree.
  • Roller Skating In The Google Austin Office
    Here, I think, is a Googler roller skating around Floor 27 in the Google Austin (I think the Austin) office. This video was posted on Instagram and she wrote "My last office skate on Floor 27." She

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