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Google Search Console Announcements Bar Test

Google Search Console had this new bar at the top of the Search Console interface with announcements. It showed three types of announcements; informational, minor issue and major issue announcements….

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 28, 2021

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 Ads Past Violations Can Limit Your Ads

Shaun Elley posted a screenshot of one of his ads in Google Ads showing a status of “eligible (limited) policy (past violation).” This seems to mean that an ad you…

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Google Ads Serving Issue For Ads On Desktop Gmail

Google has a new serving issue with Google Ads that is impacting ad serving on the desktop version of Gmail. So if you are serving Google Ads on Gmail, your…

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The John Mueller Meme Report 2021

Like last year, Google’s John Mueller put together a year end meme report of SEO for 2021. John said on Twitter “It’s time for the dreaded end-of-year reports. Here’s a…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 23, 2021

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. Most SEOs say…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 21, 2021

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 not…

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Google: Not All Websites Need To Be An Authority

Google’s John Mueller said in a video hangout the other day that not all websites need to be an authority. He said there are tons of small websites that just…

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New Microsoft Bing Travel Search Features

Microsoft Bing announced new travel search features including suggested itineraries and inspiration, 360 immersive views, drink and dining information and coupons and deals. This currently is live in the United…

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Google Winter Season Doodle

Today is the first day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and for it, Google has this hedgehog walking through the snow. But did you know the hedgehog’s sibling is…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 20, 2021

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. The Google search…

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Google Search Interactive Quizzes Test?

Saijo George spotted a possible Google Search testing related to more quizzes in the search results. He spotted these for vocabulary, geography, entertainment, and others and posted about it on…

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Google Ads Adds New Icons & Workspace Filter

Google Ads is rolling out new icons and a workspace filter to some accounts and eagle eyes advertisers are noticing it. Menachem Ani and Brett Bodofsky both tweeted about it…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 17, 2021

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’s search results…

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Google: The Number Of Links Is Not A Useful Metric

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that the number of links, for SEO purposes, is not a useful metric. He also said by the time you calculate all your links,…

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Google Maps Dock To Bottom Feature

Google Maps seems to be rolling out or testing a new feature to dock locations and businesses to the bottom of the map page. You may see a “dock to…

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Google Search Console Still Down For Many SEOs

Starting at about 1:30pm ET, five hours ago, Google Search Console is still down for many SEOs. It might work for you but for many, Google Search Console is not…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 16, 2021

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. It was a…

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Google: Special Characters Do Not Affect Google Search

Google’s John Mueller said that special characters on your page “doesn’t affect Google” Search rankings. This is in regards to like checkmarks such as ‘” or other special characters.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 14, 2021

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 its…

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Google Ads Not Affected By Log4j 2 Vulnerability

Over the past few days you may have heard about Log4j and a major vulnerability that allowed hackers to attack unpatched Apache servers – if not, click here to learn…

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Bing Tests Translating Your Query

Microsoft Bing seems to be testing a feature to translate your query. Frank Sandtmann sent me a screenshot of Bing in Germany where it offers the option to translate his…

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Google Search Testing Empty Design Search Box

It looks like Google is testing a more empty style for its search bar. The search bar has no apparent box to enter your query after your query is in…

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Google Maps Busy Area Now Live

A few weeks ago, Google announced a new feature named busy area – well, that feature now seems to be rolling out. Several folks started to notice this roll out…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 13, 2021

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 Full Width Autocomplete Search Suggestions

Google has been testing showing more in the autocomplete search suggestions drop down bar as you type since September 2020 and then more so again in August 2021. Now it…