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Google’s John Mueller Pays For Screaming Frog

How is this for an unpaid endorsement of your SEO product – John Mueller of Google said that he pays for a license to Screaming Frog. He said this on…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 22, 2022

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. Google has introduced…

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Bing Chat To Offer Always Read Aloud Option

Microsoft is working on a feature or setting to allow searchers and users to have Bing Chat always read aloud the responses without having to request it manually each time….

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 6, 2022

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. Google has a…

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SEOing Into Google’s AI Overviews

A bunch of SEOs are now experimenting with how they can show up in the Google AI Overviews, not just remove themselves from AI Overviews. Cyrus Shepard posted a “mini…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 11, 2023

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. I posted my…

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Google Tests Country Label In Search Result Snippets

Google may be testing showing which country the site operates in with a country label attached to the search result snippet. In the example below, Google is showing a “South…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: August 12, 2022

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. Google now says…

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Google Tests Two People Also Ask Results In One Question

Google is testing showing two people also ask featured snippets in a single question expansion. This acts similar to the multifaceted featured snippets and the new featured snippet design we…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: September 23, 2022

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. Google has a…

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Report: OpenAI To Launch Search Engine

Over the past week or so, I’ve seen two signals that OpenAI will launch its own search engine of sorts soon. The first is that search.chatgpt.com is showing in the…

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Remove Your Content From Google’s AI Overviews

When Google announced it is rolling out AI Overviews in the US search results and last year when Google launched SGE in labs, SEOs and content creators wanted to know…

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Google: Our Search Algorithms Aren’t Lazy & Don’t...

Google’s John Mueller responded to a complaint that Google’s search algorithms around crawling and indexing are being lazy. John said on Twitter “algorithms like those used for crawling & indexing…

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Google Tests Gray Boxed Snippets In Search Mobile

Google is testing a new design for the mobile search result snippets. Google is boxing in the snippet, the description text, of a specific listing in a gray-shaded curved box.

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Google Business Profile Edit Posts Bug

For the past few days, Google Business Profiles has a bug when you try to edit existing Google Posts or Google Updates. I confirmed this myself when writing this story…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: August 3, 2022

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. I posted the…

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Google: Don’t Publish Empty Or Blank Pages

An SEO asked Google’s John Mueller if it is okay or even a good idea to publish blank or empty pages so Google can find those URLs? John Mueller said…

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Google Renames AI Answer Back To AI Overview

A week ago, we saw Google renamed the AI overview experimental results to simple “AI Answers.” Well, that didn’t seem to last long. Google renamed it back to “AI Overview”…

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Google Search Tests Links On Product Images

Google is testing having links overlay, like watermarks, on product result images. I can replicate this on some browsers, not all, so it looks like a test where Google can…

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Programming Note: Offline For Shavuos 5782

This is a programming note that I will be completely offline for the holiday of Shavout/Shavous, from Friday night June 3rd through late Monday night June 6th. Any stories published…

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Google App Adds Toggle Between Search & Gemini

The popular Google app, the Google Search app, now has a toggle at the top to quickly switch between Google Search and Gemini (formerly Google Bard). It shows up at…

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Google Tests Comments Button (In Place Of Notes Button?)

Google seems to be testing a “comments” button in the Google Discover and Google Search interface. It might be Google testing replacing the notes button for search notes with comments,…

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Google SGE Testing Tabs In AI Overviews

Google is testing showing tabs within the AI overviews within Google SGE, the Search Generative Experience. When you swipe through the tabs, the generative AI changes based on the tab…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 17, 2024

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. Google Ads now…

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Google Page Experience Update Coming To Desktop Soon

This is just a reminder that the Google Page Experience Update for desktop pages is coming to a Google search ranking algorithm soon. Well, technically it is coming next month…

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Google Site Kit Now Has Question Hub Data

It looks like Google Site Kit, the Google plugin for WordPress, has bridged in another Google data platform named Google Question Hub. This is in addition to Google Search Console,…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: October 20, 2023

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…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 25, 2022

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…

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Google: You Can Publish Both PDF & HTML Formats

Google’s John Mueller said it is fine to publish some content in both PDF and HTML formats. He said both “can be shown independently in the search results.” If Google…

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Google Ads Reports Moving To New Location

Google seems to be testing moving the reports around in the Google Ads advertiser console. There is a bit of a debate amongst advertisers if this is a good change…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 7, 2024

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. Google has started…

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Google Local Chat With A Live Agent Rolling Out?

In May we reported Google was testing a “chat with a live agent” button for some local panels within Google Search. Well, that feature might be rolling out more fully…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 20, 2022

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. Google is going…