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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: Scrapers Are Not A Google Quality Or Ranking SignalGoogle’s John Mueller had to say on Twitter that people scraping your content is not a signal that Google will rank your content better. John Mueller said “Scrapers copy all kinds of content without judging the quality, so I don’t think that would be a really useful signal.”
Google URLs In Search Results Snippets Now ClickableAfter much testing, it appears that the URLs in the Google search results are now clickable. I noticed it last week, I assumed it was a continuation of the test but I still see it today as do others like Ari Roth.
Google Search Console AMP Errors Gets More General, Less SpecificGoogle posted on the data anomalies page that Google Search Console AMP error reporting starting today, December 10th, will become more generic in nature. Specifically Google said “AMP enhancement report will now combine some over-specific issue types into fewer generalized issue types.”
Google Renamed Communications Manager To Site Manager In GMBGoogle has renamed the communication manager to site manager in Google My Business. With that site managers can create posts to promote events, share news, and more, update business hours, address, and phone number and manage information about amenities.
Nelly Sachs, Jewish German-Swedish Poet, Gets A Google LogoToday on Google’s home page is a special typewriter looking Doodle, special Google logo, for the Jewish German-Swedish poet and playwright Nelly Sachs’ 127th birthday. She was born on December 10, 1891 in Berlin, Germany.
Noogler Podium At GoogleHere is a special podium at the Google office for Nooglers. Probably used for Noogler, new Googler, introductions and orientations. They hire so many people all the time, it just makes sense. This w
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
Another component of the new design we’re seeing in SERPs. Rounded corners on image thumbnails in mobile results. Much nicer looking IMO… https://t.co/D9wcFPJyVx, Brodie Clark on Twitter
This week Duck Duck Go claimed Google had a filter bubble problem, because sometimes results were slightly different. Using its method, these screenshots of the same search on Duck Duck Go in normal and private browsing modes, Danny Sullivan on Twitter
Google Advertiser Breaking the Double Serving Rules, WebmasterWorld
Got a WordPress site? Sign up to beta test Site Kit: https://t.co/rKSolyU64m — our new free WordPress plugin that integrates essential Google products: Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, and PageSpeed Insights.… https:, Google Webmasters on Twitter
If there’s an update, that will go into the forum or I may tweet to you. I don’t have any update yet.…, Danny Sullivan on Twitter
More peculiar robots.txt behavior from Google, WebmasterWorld
YouTube Desktop Release Notes [12/6], YouTube Help
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