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:
November 2018 Google Webmaster ReportThis past month in Google webmaster and SEO news was pretty busy. We had a Halloween search algorithm update that still seems to be creeping around. We also had another few updates including Google saying they are going to make tweaks to the news algorithm. Google+ is shutting down, Google launched their Home Hub and discover feed and so much more.
Google Search Console Stats Within Search Results To Site Owners Rolling OutA month ago we reported Google was testing showing a stats box in the search results from your Google Search Console data. It included showing clicks, impression and average position with some tips. It seems like as of this morning, it is now rolling out to everyone – if they are logged into their Google account and have verified profiles that match queries for the site.
Google: No Ranking Benefit In Using Separate Google Search Console & Analytics AccountsGoogle’s John Mueller said there is no ranking benefit in using different Google Search Console and Google Analytics accounts for each individual web site you manage. The topic came up before, as long as you are not spamming Google – there also is no down side to using the same accounts across multiple web sites.
Google Separates Out Addresses & Services Areas For Local Service BusinessesLast week we reported Google was dropped addresses for some local service businesses. Well, Google posted over the weekend in the Google My Business help forums that they went ahead and separated out the addresses and service areas for these local service businesses.
Google My Business Future Opening Dates For Businesses That Did Not Open YetA couple months ago we reported Google was testing future open dates within Google Maps listings and Google My Business. Well, this weekend, Google officially announced it in the Google My Business Help forums. Allyson Wright, Community Manager, Google My Business, said “We’re excited to announce that Google My Business now supports businesses that haven’t yet opened to the public!”
Google Product Experts Submit 2018 PhotosAs you know, Google renamed the Google Top Contributors to Google Product Experts and this year they held their Product Experts Submit on November 1st. Here are some photos from the day.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
Today we are so happy to welcome all Product Experts at Google PE Summit #GPES2018! Welcome and THANK YOU for your help, dedication and expertise as always! 😍… https://t.co/MVOb6uKLl7, Google Webmasters on Twitter
New link reports tool tips.. Hey @JohnMu and @rustybrick is this page empty for me or everyone …its left blank?? here is the url: https://t.co/nB8SX3Lnwm… https://t.co/mfaxguXcrz, Raman on Twitt
Hackers Claim To Have 81,000 Users’ Private Messages From Facebook, WebmasterWorld
Time to Rethink the Strategy of Trying to get google Organic Traffic, WebmasterWorld
Publications actively compete and optimize to be featured snippets. That happens because they know they are huge drivers of traffic. And yes, we always consider the ecosystem, as we explicitly said earlier this year. https://t, Danny Sullivan on Twitter
There’s no guaranteed crawling and indexing, ever.…, John Mueller on Twitter
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