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: With March 2019 Core Update We Try To Make Incremental Improvements
Google’s John Mueller for the first time addressed the latest Google algorithm update, the March 2019 core update, that touched down on March 12th. He was asked if it was a softening of the August 1st core Medic update. He said he doesn’t know but generally Google likes to make incremental updates in these cases.
- What Is Google’s Neural Matching?
Yesterday I covered that Google said that their neural matching AI has nothing at all to do with the March 2019 core update, nor any previous updates. But this concept of neural matching seems to confuse not just SEOs but also Googlers – so I thought I’d bring it up again.
- Google Search Console Now Allows Removal Of XML Sitemaps
You can now remove your XML Sitemaps from the new version of the Google Search Console. Pedro Dias first spotted this and posted about this on Twitter. You can go to your Sitemap report and click on a sitemap you want to remove, then the three dots to remove that sitemap.
- Google: Differentiate Structured Markup Between Recorded & Live Stream Videos
Google’s John Mueller said in a webmaster hangout yesterday that it is really important that when you use structured data for video content, you use the right markup based on it being either recorded video or live stream video.
- First Day Of Spring, Spring Equinox Logos From Google & Bing
Today is the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and to celebrate Google has a Doodle, Bing has posted a nice photos on their homepage and we have redone our site’s theme today as well.
- Puddle Raindrop At GooglePlex
For some reason when I saw this photo on Instagram of a puddle and raindrop at the Google office, the GooglePlex, I laughed. I mean, who would take a photo of a puddle? But I guess it is rare for it t
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Ah, gotcha. Yeah, I’ve been wanting to write that up. The short is feel free to personalize, but keep in mind that Googlebot will just see one version, so usually it makes sense to keep a part of the page stable.… https://t.c, John Mueller on Twitter
- I think that’s fine – you don’t need those per-post feed URLs indexed.…, John Mueller on Twitter
- E.U. Fines Google 1.49 Billion Euros Over Antitrust in Advertising, WebmasterWorld
- Firefox 66 Released, Autoplay Blocking By Default, WebmasterWorld
- ICANN May Allow .Org Domain Renewal Prices to go Sky High, WebmasterWorld
- Oh, I’m well aware that discouraging smart & curious SEOs to test something is a bit futile, but I thought I’d be blunt regardless :)… https://t.co/w3bdxeAXah, John Mueller on Twitter
- To be honest, that doesn’t give me a lot of feedback (past ranking doesn’t guarantee future ranking); if you have general queries where you see that the results are bad (not just “my site is just as good”), I’d love to forward, John Mueller on Twitter
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