Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Indexing Bug, New Snippet Controls Live, Linking Out, Google Ads, Bing Hires & More

Oct 18, 2019 - 9:24 am 1 by

This week, Google had yet another indexing bug with fresh content, yes, it happened again. Google is now rolling out its snippet controls in search today through next week. Also French sites may just show URLs only in search. Google’s Danny Sullivan slammed journalists for not linking to sources. Google equated buying used domains to buying used cars. Google said you can ignore link spam ransom attempts. Google said the disavow tool hurts more than it does good. Google said only invest in link audits if the site had a shady SEO history. Google said manual actions are immediate but do take time to process. Google said when you change the destination URL of a link, it changes its value. Google said the nofollow link changes are to help Google understand the web better. Google said structured data can help Google build actions for Google Assistant. Google is adding city names to some snippet titles, what is up. Google search does not recognize authors but rather entities. Google lets you search for local by photos now. Google My Business had a bug with Q&As going missing. Google Ads added new columns for conversion by time. Bing is hiring a program manager for core search. Congrats to Purna Virji for winning the US Search Awards this year. Don’t miss the vlog I did with Dan Shure, it was epic and don’t forget to subscribe. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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