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 Ads API Goes Back Into Beta
Back in March, Google launched the Google Ads API into a production environment. But yesterday, Google decided to pull it back and move it back into a beta state. Why? Google said because of the performance issues.
- Something New Is Coming From Google…Gary Has A New Idea…
John Mueller from Google posted on Twitter just a couple of minutes ago “Uh oh, Gary has a new idea…” So maybe something new is coming from Google that SEOs might not like or maybe John is just messing with the SEO community or maybe it is both?
- Google Featured Snippets More Images Section
Google seems to be testing or launching (or maybe it is a bug) showing a more images section within the featured snippets. I had a couple of reports of people seeing this over the past 24-hours, I personally cannot replicate it.
- Bing: We Never Supported Noindex In Robots.txt
Frédéric Dubut from Bing said that its search engine never supported the noindex in a robots.txt file before. So nothing is going to be changing with Bing on that front. While we heard Google did unofficially support it and will stop supporting it on September 1st.
- Fourth Of July 2019 Google Baseball Game Doodle
I got to say, the Fourth of July Google Doodle is fun for the first 30 seconds but after that, it just feels like you are wasting time. I mean, it is simply hard to strike out and not score runs. Don’t get me wrong, it is a super cool Doodle for July 4th but I wish it was more challenging so at least you felt productive when wasting time.
- Google Interns Canoeing In Zurich, Switzerland
Here is a photo of some of the Google interns, I believe working with Site Reliability Engineering team, canoeing in Zurich, Switzerland. It was shared on Twitter by the Google Students account and t
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- I helped write some of the earliest parts of this code from 1999-2002. Lots of fun times: What should you do with robots.txt files in MS Word format? One site had: User-agent * Disallow: / Instead of: User-agent: * Disallow: / (We, Jeff Dean on Twitter
- July 2019 AdSense Earnings & Observations, WebmasterWorld
- Google is not that smart – That suprised me a lot., BlackHatWorld
- I’d recommend using sitemap files for regular URL submissions — that’s what they’re for. You don’t need to submit URLs for indexing on a regular basis.… https://t.co/gYCSPfxmTO, John Mueller on Twitter
- It’s normal that links come & go – you don’t need to do anything special in that regard.…, John Mueller on Twitter
- No. It includes a few URLs that I was responsible for, so definitely not all are useful.…, John Mueller on Twitter
- They’re different things with different uses. It’s a bit like asking how you prioritize windshield wipers vs the horn in a car. (Either that, or I need more coffee and am confused as to what you’re trying to get at :))… https, John Mueller on Twitter
- We tend to focus on the canonical, but still need to crawl the others.…, John Mueller on Twitter
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