Daily Search Forum Recap: December 27, 2018

Dec 27, 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: We Don't Skip Indexing Content That Is Over-Saturated On The Web
    Someone asked Google's John Mueller if Google might skip crawling and indexing content that Google knows they have enough content around. So if you have a new blog post about title tags and SEO, will Google crawl and index that new post when Google knows they already crawled and indexed thousands of other posts about the topic.
  • Sundar Pichai: Google Has Over A Thousand People Working On Core Search
    Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, testified before congress not too long ago (as you may remember) and one thing that he said that stood out to me was that Google has over a thousand people working on core search. It wasn't clear if those were just engineers or it also included contractors, designers, Doodlers, etc.
  • Google: The Trailing Slash Is Implied For Canonicalization
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter some time ago that the trailing slash after the domain name is an implied canonical. He said "The trailing slash after a domain name is always there, even if it's not shown." "It's always implied for canonicalization," he added.
  • Google: Don't Wait For Us To Change For Technical SEO
    Google's John Mueller was asked on Twitter about Google's plans to upgrading their crawling to better support GoogleBot as Chrome 41. Basically giving GoogleBot the ability to crawl modern sites and JavaScript better. John said, don't wait for Google to change - you should deploy sites that work with what GoogleBot currently supports.
  • Flying A Drone Indoors At Google's Office
    Here is a video posted on Instagram of a Googler flying a drone indoors around the cubicles at the Google Dublin office. It appears that no one got hurt but from what I hear, it is pretty dangerous to

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