Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Robots.txt Changes, Leasing Subdomains For SEO, Search Console Updates & Google Maps

Jul 5, 2019 - 8:59 am 2 by

This week, Google made big news by announcing they are working on making the Robots Exclusion Protocol a real standard. With that they announced they will no longer support unsupported features including the noindex directive in the robots.txt file. Bing said they never supported it in the first place. Google also listed out the changes with this announcement in their developer docs. Google open sourced how GoogleBot parses robots.txt files to the world. Google said they may crack down on when SEOs lease or use third-party subdomains. Google said they won’t be shutting down more Google Search Console features. I posted the monthly Google Webmaster Report, this is the July report. Google said old posts can still be relevant and rank in featured snippets. Google featured snippets is testing show more images. Google Image Search is testing a sticky preview box. Google Image search now lets you more easily share GIFs. Google Ads API went back into beta - how weird. Google Maps launched place topics that summarize your reviews. Google My Business may be testing a new home view. Gary Illyes from Google may be up to something new said John Mueller. And I posted my first vlog this week, interviewing Ryan Clutter - let me know what you think. Sorry about my face - I think I got burned. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Make sure to subscribe to our video feed or subscribe directly on iTunes to be notified of these updates and download the video in the background. Here is the YouTube version of the feed:

For the original iTunes version, click here.

Search Topics of Discussion:

Please do subscribe via iTunes or on your favorite RSS reader. Don't forget to comment below with the right answer and good luck!


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 24, 2024

May 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Volatility, Ads In Google AI Overviews, Sundar Pichai Interview, Heartfelt Helpful Content & More Ad News

May 24, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: The Site Reputation Abuse Policy Enforcement Not Yet Algorithmic

May 24, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Can Now Index Electronic Publication (EPUB)

May 24, 2024 - 7:41 am

Directory Of Embarrassing Google AI Overviews

May 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Web Analytics

Google Analytics Real-Time Reports Adds Users In Last 5 Minutes

May 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: July 2019 Google Webmaster Report