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Google Buying Guides In Search Results

Google is testing, at least I can’t replicate it right now, enhanced buying guides in the search results. Basically this “buying guide” in Google Search lets you really drill into…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 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. Google Maps documented…

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February 2022 Google Webmaster Report

This month was packed with a handful of unconfirmed Google search algorithm updates, as you will see in the bulleted list below. In fact, there may be a more subtle…

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The New Google Partners Program Is Here

After a lot of saga, postponements and changes, Google has finally launched the new Google Partner program details. Google also launched a new Premier Partner status for the top 3%…

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Google Tests Lens Button In Search Bar On Desktop Search

Last November, we spotted Google testing adding the Google Lens icon/button to the mobile search bar. Now, according to 9to5Google, Google is testing adding the Google Lens icon/button to the…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 2, 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 Ads revenues…

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Google Local Pack Listen & Translate Feature

Google seems to be testing a feature to help searchers listen to how to pronounce a company name with a microphone icon. Google is also testing in that local pack…

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Google Ads Will Consolidate Advertiser Identity & Business V...

Google Ads will consolidate the current advertiser Identity verification and Business operations verification programs under a unified Advertiser verification program to provide a simplified and improved advertiser experience in March…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: February 1, 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 said it…

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Google Merchant Center Adds Auto-Tagging To Free Listings

Google Merchant Center announced that auto-tagging is now available for free listings on Google Shopping. “Auto-tagging for free listings is now available in your Merchant Center account,” the search company…

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Google: We Don’t Count Links On Domain Level

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that Google Search does not count links on a domain level. John is basically saying that each link counts for itself and that each…

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Google: We Do Not Give Full Weight To All Links

Google’s John Mueller said that not all links are given full weight and does not pass the full signals it can potentially pass. Instead, Google might not pass any weight…

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Google Clearing Out The Manual Actions Backlog?

Earlier this month we reported that Google said there is a backlog with the manual actions in the queue, some as far back as over several months ago. Well, I…

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Google Search Console Launches URL Inspection API

Google this morning launched a new API for Search Console – the URL Inspection API. This API lets you programmatically interact with the URL Inspection Tool that you would manually…

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Google Promotes Pointy From Google In Business Profiles

Google is promoting the Pointy from Google solution in Google Business Profiles dashboard, Colan Nielsen explained on Twitter. Google is placing this box that says “Help customers find products they…

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Google Tests Search Results Without Descriptions Again

Google has confirmed it has been testing Google Search result listings without any descriptions, again. Google first tested this in 2015 and is now testing it again for the past…

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Google “People Search Next” Search Refinements

Google has a new search refinement titled “people search next.” This is in addition to the related searches, the people also ask, the people also search for and the others….

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Stuck In Google Search Dark Mode Bug

There seems to be a bug that Google is working on where some searchers are getting left in the dark. Well, stuck in Google’s dark mode or dark theme setting…

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Google Drops FLoC For Topics API With 300+ Topics

Surprise, surprise – Google has decided to drop FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts), its cookie alternative, with something called Topics API. The Topics API will use browsing topics into 300…

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Google Confirms Testing Emojis In Some Search Ads

Google has confirmed it is officially testing placing emojis in some search ads. Darcy Burk spotted a pizza emoji on a search ad for Uber Eats and posted the screenshot…

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SEO Poll On Near Me Optimization Is Mixed

Brodie Clark posted a Twitter poll asking “is optimizing a website for search term variations that include “near me” good practice for SEO?” The results were pretty almost evenly split…

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Google May Assign Multiple Languages Per Page

Google generally likes you to stick with one language per page, that isn’t to say you cannot use different pages throughout your site with different languages. But if you do…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 24, 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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Cameos on Google Is Going Away

Google on Friday sent out emails to those who have recorded videos for Cameos on Google that they are discontinuing the service. “Beginning February 17, 2022, you will no longer…

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January 22nd Unconfirmed Google Search Ranking Update

Again I am seeing signals, both a lot of chatter from the SEO community and tools lighting up around a possible but yet unconfirmed Google search ranking algorithm update. Yes,…

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Google Ads New Experiments Page Now Live

Google is rolling out a new Google Ads experiments page that promises to “help you create, manage, and optimize your experiments in one place.” There is a new summary page…

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Google: We’re Getting Better At Languages & Location Wi...

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that “anecdotally, it feels like we’re already doing much better with getting languages & location right, even without hreflang or geotargeting settings.” This was…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 19, 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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Some Sites Seeing Massive Crawl Spikes From Googlebot

Glenn Gabe noted that he is seeing some weird Google Googlebot activity recently, saying he is seeing “crawling spike across a number of sites” that started on January 12th through…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 18, 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 Maps Pins With Review Snippets

Google Maps, the map interface, is testing displaying review snippets, short selected reviews, directly under the name of the business or organization in the map interface under the pin. This…