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 October Algorithm Update, GoogleBot’s New Name, Search Console Changes & More
This week we covered a new unconfirmed Google algorithm update that touched down on October 3rd. Google announced a new user agent name for GoogleBot launching in December. Google added the change of address tool to the new Google Search Console…
- You Can Now Edit Google Maps Business Listings When Unverified
Google announced that you can now make some edits to Google My Business listings as an unverified business owner within Google My Business. Google said “Business owners will be able to suggest edits to some core business information directly from their Google My Business account before verifying their business. This is like the ‘Suggest an edit’ experience, but for unverified business owners.”
- Google: Large Sites Should Not Use The Google Crawl Setting
Google’s John Mueller said “really large sites” should not use the crawl setting because “setting maximum value is probably too small for what your need.” Larger sites need to go beyond that max value in Google Search Console and it is not possible to do that with the crawl setting.
- Timely: Google Posts H1 Tag Video After H1 SEO Controversy
Earlier this week, we covered that Google’s John Mueller said H1 tags are not critical for your search rankings. The SEO community kind of divided and went nuts on this topic. Some said, but how can H1 tags not be critical to rankings, while others agreed with Google and said yea, they don’t matter. Yesterday, Google published a polished video on the H1 topic.
- Awkward: Google Asks Moz How It Gets Its Ranking Data
This is funny and awkward at the same time. Dr. Pete from Moz was excited to share that Moz rebuilt its rank tracking software and posted about it on Twitter. John Mueller from Google asked Pete “How do you pull the rankings?” It got super awkward very quickly.
- Google NYC Hidden Game Room With Darts & Toss Game
Here is a hidden game room at the Google NYC offices that has darts and a toss game, amongst other things. This was posted on Instagram by a Googler who wrote “When you stumble across a hidden games r
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