Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: March 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016 - 9:48 am 0 by

This week in search, I published the monthly Google Webmaster Report. Google has officially killed off Toolbar PageRank finally. Google’s Paul Haahr said he doesn’t fully understand RankBrain. Google might expand the app install interstitial penalty to more forms. A Google Penguin penalty cannot be fixed by Google manually. Google is testing animated GIFs in the search results through local business cards. Google won’t give you the technical secrets to rank well because you’ll abuse it and they will remove it. Google reminds us not to remove authorship from our pages. Google tested for years swapping position 2 and 4. Google does entities discovery in the first part of their query analysis. Google is migrating their blogs from to, which is massive. Google updated their stance JavaScript and progressive web apps. Google App Indexing API to get bitcode support in iOS and a energy bug fix. Google may expand the Search Console to show if your pages rank in featured snippets, AMP, etc. Google has technical advice on AMP errors in the Search Console. Google News carousel on mobile gets a toggle feature. Google AdWords tests a scrollable product listing ads carousel. Google AdWords now with automated scheduled uploads. Google expands their destinations feature for vacation planning. Google Analytics fixes their referrer spam issue. Finally, the Google Dance was a blast but way more important than just a simple event. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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