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:
- Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update News, Icons In Search Bar, Bing Bulk URLs, Google Conferences & My New Vlog
This week I am testing out a new camera, not sure if I will use it for this format but I will for the new vlog. Google finished rolling out the June 2019 core update on June 8th…
- Sudden Spike In Google Search Console Errors & Google My Business Suspensions
I am hearing reports of two separate increases or sudden spikes across both Google Search Console and Google My Business. Some are reporting that within Google Search Console there has been a sudden spike in errors within the error reports. And some are reporting massive increases in suspension notifications within Google My Business.
- Google Top Stories Full Coverage Button
I am pretty sure the “full coverage” button for the Top Stories section is new but it is not exactly what was demonstrated at Google I/O a few months ago. Glenn Gabe spotted this yesterday and I can replicate it – where Google shows a larger Top Stories with a big Full Coverage button that takes you into Google News.
- Google Officially Launches New Search Menu Bar With Icons
After a few months of testing, Google has officially launched the new icon based top menu search bar on desktop search. So instead of it just showing text for the search categories or verticals, i.e. news, videos, images, maps, shopping, finance, etc – there are cute little icons that accompany those text links.
- Reports Of Google Traffic Loss After Implementing FAQ Schema
A month ago, Google launched their FAQ schema which essentially gave you a way to markup your FAQ content and Google would show those FAQs in the search results snippets. Well, as expected, it seems to result in less traffic to your web site. Which may or may not be a good thing.
- Google On Why You Can’t Fix Core Update Issues Or Can You?
We all know that Google has said numerous times that you cannot fix core ranking algorithm updates. But John Mueller from Google this morning said in a webmaster hangout that there is a reason for this – he said it is not just one thing to fix but many fundamental issues you need to fix or improve on your site so Google can trust the site.
- Mr. Scrappy’s Google Food Truck
Google has a number of places to eat at their offices, actually a ton of places to eat at their offices. They also have a food truck named Mr. Scrappy’s Luncheonette and here is a picture of it at the
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