Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Ad Exploit, Black Hat Tools, Search Console Updates & Chrome Warning

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:21 am 0 by

This week in search I covered one possible answer for how the AdSense and AdWords exploit happened, but Google denied it. Google called algorithm checking tools black hat scrapers. Google confirmed internal and external links are scored differently. Google added more data to the structured data report. Google’s data is 5 days behind now in Google Search Analytics. Google sent Chrome warnings for forms on HTTP via Google Search Console. Google explained how to block your staging server from Google. Google now says they do care about last modification date in the sitemap file. Google says URL structure is not so important. Google explained three reasons why your rich snippets might not show in search. Google said you have more control with code markup over the data highlighter tool but both are equivalent in level of importance. Google said you can direct GoogleBot to a faster server, that is not cloaking. Google counts URLs in different sitemap files differently. Google is showing more local packs internationally. Google Maps broke the ability to write reviews for four hours. Google’s question and answer feature in local is live. Google’s limit in the fetch as Google tool is 10,000 pixels. Google added an AMP testing tool in search. Google voice now understands 119 languages. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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