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 Drops Sort By Date But Adds before: & after: Search Commands
Google announced yesterday a new feature they are “beta testing” to allow searchers to filter their web searches by dates. So they announced a new before: and after: search operator that lets you do this. Then quietly noted that they discontinued the sort by date feature in search.
- Google Recipe Rich Results & Mobile Friendly Bugs Reported
With the indexing issue going on, people have also been reporting that Google is having issues showing their rich results in the search results and also claiming their mobile-friendly pages are not mobile friendly.
- Was 4% Of Google’s Index Removed With The Indexing Bug?
I asked Google but I didn’t hear back, so I then asked some of the tool providers – what percentage of the index was removed, dropped or de-indexed as of result of the issue from Thursday/Friday? Dr. Pete Meyers said he is researching it but he is seeing about a 4% change.
- Google Prefers Content Tweaks Vs URL Redirection For Personalization
Google’s John Mueller said it would be better to offer personalization to users through dynamically tweaking the content on the page versus redirecting that user to a different page with personalized content on that page.
- Froot Loops At Google
I am a fan of Froot Loops, I don’t eat them much, except maybe when I travel, but I like them. They are tasty. So when I saw Froot Loops in a Google bowl, I had to share it with you all.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- I’m not aware of anything there, but AFAIK this updates with anonymous pings too, so it might be your CMS just doing that for you silently (which is a good thing :))… https://t.co/wOtV3IIsUh, John Mueller on Twitter
- The main things I’d watch out for with URLs is that you don’t accidentally create infinite spaces (all variations that end up being valid URLs), and that you create something usable for the long term. Changing URL structure is, John Mueller on Twitter
- Asos profits plunge 87% after difficult year – https://t.co/xWkeVkgcAx via @aleyda. Looks like they were hit back in the core algo update in March ’18. But wtf is this SEO strategy part -… https://t.co/DUgUo6fNe9, Screaming Frog on Twitter
- Client Buys retiring Competitor url, Local Search Forum
- Hey presenters at Brighton SEO, I’m in Brighton tomorrow afternoon. If anyone wants to chat before their session, drop me a note :-). (not sure what I’m getting myself into with this, we’ll see :-)), John Mueller on Twitter
- I liked it :). I do think there’s a trend of SEO activities splitting into “very technical” and “not technical” themes, so some amount of specialization is expected. Speaking both sides’ languages & knowing the scopes is criti, John Mueller on Twitter
- Is there anything Like Text to Image ratio that we should maintain in a blog post?, Reddit
- This is a pretty cool compilation of smooth, fast, mobile-friendly sites, with breakdowns for various attributes that were tested. https://t.co/lX5Fd1KYkh, John Mueller on Twitter
- Twitter Cuts Follower Numbers Per Day Down to 400, WebmasterWorld
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