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 Mobile First Index Is Live For Few Sites & Never Will Stop Rolling OutAs you know, I kind of got Google’s John Mueller to admit Google began the mobile first index roll out – although he said, he would bucket it more with the testing phase…
Google: Mobile First Index Rolls Out On Host Level Per SiteOne of the questions about the mobile first index from SMX East last night was about how the mobile first index rolls out. Gary Illyes from Google said he thinks it rolls out at the host level. So www.domain.com vs m.domain.com vs something.domain.com etc etc…
Google: Duplicate Content Issues Are Rainy Day TasksJohn Mueller from Google has a wonderful response to a question about duplicate content and how to measure how big of an issue it is on your web site. He posted it in the Google Webmaster Help forums…
Is Google Pushing The Local Q& Feature To Desktop? I Think So.Earlier this week, I reported that we saw the local Q&A on desktop search and then it went away but now it seems to be coming back. On some desktop browsers, I see the local question and answer box show up…
Report: Google People Also Ask Box Shown More OftenRankRanger posted on Twitter that their mobile SERP tracking tool has captured that Google is now showing the people also ask box way more often on mobile for many European locales…
Some Google Top Contributor PrizesGoogle is hosting another top contributor summit somewhere and one of the Googlers named Yuan Niu shared a photo of some of the prizes they are giving out to the TCs at one of the talks. He wrote A l
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
@guerillagirl @rustybrick I’m still not aware of any such plans, sorry., John Mueller on Twitter
Changing nature of the SEO industry, WebmasterWorld
Twitter Statement on Ads With Transparency Center, WebmasterWorld
@kdsharmas @JohnMu @rustybrick Yes, it’s true. Our engineers do more than play pool. https://t.co/30GCKly6OQ, Google Webmasters on Twitter
Using the age of a site as a ranking factor, WebmasterWorld