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:
More Google Algorithm & Search Results ShufflingYea, yea, yea, more of the same. Google is updating their search results, it is in flux, search results are shuffling around. But I only try to report it when the signals all seem…
It’s Google’s 19th Birthday, But Google.com Was Registered Over 20 Years AgoIt might be Google’s 19th birthday today but did you know that Google.com was registered over 20 years ago…
Google Expands Phone Call Organic Links In Search ResultsBack in March 2016, we reported that Google was showing phone number extensions in the organic search results snippets. Well, that seems to now be expanding beyond the US and into other regions…
Is This The Google Shopping Ad Design For The EU?Bloomberg reported that Google is coming out with a standalone shopping ad unit to comply with the EU regulations, so I guess it would only show in the EU regions…
Google Drops Sitelinks Search BoxIt looks like Google has killed off the Sitelinks searchbox that launched in 2014 and has been shown for many sites in the mobile and desktop search results…
Google AMP URLs With usqp=mq331AQCCAE= Is A TestSome folks are noticing Google serving two flavors of their AMP URLs to users. One is your normal AMP URL and the other is the AMP URL with usqp=mq331AQCCAE= appended to the end of the URL…
Google Polski Fiat Car Inside Near Tom HanksThis is an interesting one at some Google event, Google has placed a Polski Fiat automobile indoors, behind a backdrop that has a life size photo of Tom Hanks. This was at a Google workshop at Warsaw
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
Bill Gates Uses Android OS Smartphone, WebmasterWorld
Originally, our constraint was 160 (limit of a text) minus username. But we noticed @biz got 1 more than @jack. For fairness, we chose 140.… https://t.co/w4jeYOZYZH, Biz Stone on Twitter
Really GIFted GIPHY engineering intern goes the GIF-stance with Google Cloud Vision https://t.co/AYZiS1VrcY, Gary Illyes on Twitter
@veezy @ZoranJozic @bill_slawski Google’s algorithms are resilient & can deal with temporary issues quite well. How many times/day do you want to be sent to a dead site?, John Mueller on Twitter
Content network sunset: Cleaning up data to ensure you have the most relevant entities https://t.co/CAhCUOKvyS https://t.co/NTGF2AQVpN, Bing Ads on Twitter
Optimising Sites for Voice Technology, WebmasterWorld
Think Before you Post a Damaging or Fake Online Review – Online Ownership, Local Search Forum
Twitter Tests Tweets With 280 Characters, WebmasterWorld

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