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 Algorithm Shift, Google vs Genius Lyrics, Google Search Console, Maps, YouTube & More
This week in search I covered a possible Google algorithm and ranking update on June 19th. Google said the core update and Panda update are not the same thing…
- Google Maps Fake Business Problem Gets Big Media Coverage
You and I and the whole local SEO community know how bad the Google Maps business listing spam issues are. We’ve been covering it forever. We know Google is trying to make efforts to improve things but the spammers are always one or two steps ahead of them.
- Google Allows Emojis, Links & Unicode In FAQ Rich Results – For Now…
Google launched FAQ schema at Google I/O and we have learned that implementing can result in a drop in traffic. So what can you do to increase clicks? Maybe drop links, emojis and unicode in your schema so that they show up in the FAQ rich results in Google search.
- Google Ads Carousel “People Also Considered”
The folks at SEMRush spotted a new test format for Google Ads in the mobile search results. This one is in a carousel format where you can swipe left to right between ads and this carousel is named “people also considered.”
- Google My Business Launches Short Names, Cover Photo, Logo & More
Google My Business announced a number of updates to the platform yesterday to help small businesses do more with their Google Maps and local listing on Google. In short you can personalize your business profile by adding a cover photo, logo, and claiming a short name as well as add welcome offers and promotions.
- Google: Disallowed URLs Through Robots.txt Does Not Affect Crawl Budget
Gary Illyes from Google added to the big crawl budget article he published on the webmaster blog in January 2017 a new question and answer. It basically says that if you disallow a URL in your robots.txt file, then those URLs do not affect your crawl budget.
- Summer Season Logos From Google, Bing, Yahoo & More
Today on Google’s home page, Bing’s home page, Yahoo’s home page and even our home page are logos and themes welcoming the first day of summer. Google has a globe with a beach chair out in the sun, Bing has the sun voyager, Yahoo has a sunny logo and we have a beachy theme.
- Photos: Bastian Grimm Wins EU Search Personality Award
Last year Aleyda Solis won the EU Search Awards for European Search Personality award and this year Bastian Grimm has won it. Here are photos of his award and him winning the award. Bastian does a l
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