This week I mentioned the monthly Google webmaster report I posted. Google also had another indexing bug where it was not able to index new content for a 24 hour period, it does seem to be resolved now. Google updated its algorithm to show less pornography for some queries. Google added podcast search features to Google search. Google dropped the magnifying glass for the words search in its search bar. Google said it doesn’t show you Google Assistant responses in Google Search Console reporting. Google Search Console is now sending out monthly performance reports. Google’s tools now support the evergreen GoogleBot, but the evergreen GoogleBot is now still on Chrome 75 and not on Chrome 76 yet. Google says they do not index parts of a page independently. Google said word count is not a ranking factor. Google also said when using images for links, make sure to add alt text to those images. Google launched that image search preview sticky feature. Google also launched Google’s question hub which answers so many questions I had over the past two years. Google wants to know what you want them to put on the Google Search developer portal. Google said 65% of all searches are now mobile, really? Google Ads is telling agency clients directly no to specific requests, which is super bad. Google Ads launched a visual map for account structures. Google Maps added the new AR feature, tons of travel tools and features as well. Google My Business launched messaging insights and other features.. Google Local pack is testing more carousel features. Google My Business has a missing store code bug. Take Rand Fishkin’s search ranking survey. Also did you miss the vlogs with Paul Shapiro and Mary Bowling? That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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