This week in search we saw another unconfirmed Google algorithm update around January 15th. We also looked at the competitive drug rehab SEO space and how Google reacts to it. Google may be getting ready to penalize some Google News publishers or maybe not? Google fixed the hack with the knowledge panel. Google also fixed the issue with editing local businesses future open dates. Google added a boat load of features to the URL inspection tool but it is missing 301 response codes and probably will replace the fetch as Google. Google seems to have stopped testing the Domain Property feature in Search Console. Google has no way to allow publishers to get their app URLs to come before their AMP URLs. Google showed us what the EU search results can look like if the EU passes certain laws and it isn’t pretty. Google’s nofollow link attribute goals failed. Google is incentivizing ad partners to use their automation features. Google’s John Mueller will be hosting two small events in NYC next week. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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