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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:
Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Updates & Reports, Moz Updates DA, Shoppable Ads, Bing & MoreThis week in search we posted our monthly Google webmaster report, it is a good way to catch up on the past month of Google stuff. Google may have done search ranking…
Weird Google Loan Knowledge Panel Has Chelsea Players On LoanThis is a weird Google knowledge panel for the query [loan]. It shows at the bottom right of the knowledge panel a listing of soccer players that reads Chelsea players on loan. It lists names such as Tammy Abraham, Tomáš Kalas, Lewis Baker, Mario PaÅ¡aliÄ, and Kenneth Omeruo.
Forrester: Wikipedia Lost 21% Of Their Traffic After Google Featured Snippets LaunchedDuane Forrester, a former Bing representative and experience SEO who is very well respected, supposedly said at PubCon that Wikipedia’s traffic dropped by 21% after Google launched their featured snippets.
Google In-Depth Articles Go MissingGoogle has these in-depth articles for their snippets, they launched it in 2013 but now they are gone. According to Moz data they no longer show up. Also FiveBlocks who tracks data on this said they are all gone as well.
International Women’s Day Google, Bing, Yahoo & MoreToday is International Women’s Day and the search engines have special logos and themes on their home pages for the day. We have logos from Google, Yahoo, Baidu, Sogou, and Bing. Here they are below:
Google Don’t Be Evil Boxing BearI spotted this photo on Instagram from the Google NYC office. It shows a life size bear, wearing boxing equipment, that has a belt that reads “don’t be evil.” I am not sure where this is exactly but
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
yeah, we use lastmod (generally), but not changefreq or priority afaik.…, John Mueller on Twitter
Answered to question is in bold… without the result being a (typical) featured snipped. @rustybrick have you seen this type of thing before?… https://t.co/DJJj4FVMTO, Justin Mosebach on Twitter
Google Home Page Now Has “About” and “Store”, WebmasterWorld
Last Q. I asked Gary whether there were any changes in whether or not we should be disavowing negative SEO attempts. He said his recommendations have not changed. Here are my notes from his answer. @methode #pubcon… https://t., Marie Haynes on Twitter
Your DA drops. What do you do?, Eoghan Henn on Twitter
AFAIK we evaluate for mobile-friendliness every time we render a page for indexing. If a CDN makes it hard to render (eg, session-IDs in URLs so we can’t cache, etc) then that makes it hard to determine a URL is mobile-friendly, John Mueller on Twitter
Max file size is independent of the type of content, so those URLs would be included in there. Having a lot of sitemap files is fine though, split them up however works best for your setup.… https://t.co/tT9Pg9yJ1w, John Mueller on Twitter
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