SEO news and updates from the Search Engine Round table.
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...
This week I did the recap video from the United lounge in San Francisco airport. So I prerecorded it and scheduled it to go live Friday morning because I want to get this video out early and I don't land until around 7am Friday...
We report issues to Google in many ways, but did you ever wonder how Google reports issues with search internally? Danny Sullivan from Google shared an example of how he documents the issue for internal reporting and posted the example on Twitter.
In 2012, 2017 and 2018 Google said they do not use the BBB (Better Business Bureaus) rating of a business as part of its search ranking factors. Well, Google had to say it again, this time in 2020. Danny Sullivan of Google said on Twitter "No, we […]
Back in 2016 we reported that Google Maps ads can and do show a purple ad label next to the local listings that are ads. But that has changed over the years and now Google is once again testing the purple ad label in the local ads, even on desktop.
John Mueller from Google posted a mindful and useful response on Reddit mostly around where to start with hreflang. He said "It's easy to dig into endless pits of complexity with hreflang." "My recommendation would be first to limit the number of […]
Google announced this week that what it has done in 2019 to combat Google Maps spam and violations. Google removed 4 million fake business profiles from Google My Business in 2019. It also removed 75 million policy-violating reviews from local […]
Gary Illyes from Google came on to Twitter for a brief moment to share a PSA about 429/503 HTTP status codes. He said while you probably know 429/503 HTTP status codes will slow GoogleBot's crawling activity, what you might not know is that if […]
Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today...