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Google Tests More Google Ad Card Formats

Google is testing another ad format, another card like format, for its search ads. We previously saw the vertical and tall ad cards, then the carousel horizontal card format and…

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Google Drops Video Carousel Markup

Google has discontinued its support for video carousel markup and has thus removed it from its video structured data help documentation. Initially, Google tested video carousel on a limited number…

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Google Business Profiles Register Your Defibrillator (AED)

Google sent out emails a couple of days ago to businesses asking them to register their Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with Google Business Profiles. Google said, “you could save lives”…

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Google Maps No Longer Will Support Draft Reviews

Google Maps will soon stop supporting drafting reviews for local business listings and Google Business Profiles. Google said that starting July 16, 2024, review drafts will no longer be supported.

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Google Search Console Adds Unused Ownership Tokens

Google Search Console has a new security feature under user and permission management to help you manage your unused ownership tokens. Basically, it helps you manage who has permissions to…

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Google Ads “Similar Product” Carousel

Google has a similar products section and carousel for Google Ads sponsored listings. We have seen similar products and similar shopping related results from the organic / free listings but…

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Google: Indexing & Algorithm Updates Are Independent

Google once again said that its indexing systems are completely independent of its ranking updates, like the core update. Gary Illyes from Google said indexing, canonicalization, and those types of…

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Google Knowledge Panels – Mentioned People

Google is testing a “mentioned” button that shows other people mentioned in the knowledge panels in the Google Search results. We saw variations of “mentioned by” in Google Discover and…

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Google Maps Suggest An Edit Flow Updated

Google has updated the Suggest an edit feature within Google Maps business listings. Google said the new flow is “easier” and should help make updates to the Google Maps data.

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Recap of Google’s Search Central Live Romania 2024

Last week marked the first-ever official Google SEO-focused event in Romania ‘” Search Central Live Romania ‘” on a sunny 4th of April in Bucharest. As a Search Central Product…

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Google Ads With People Also Consider Label

We recently covered Google labeling the Google Ads with Related to your search labels and now we are seeing Google label ads with “People also consider” labels. Why is Google…

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Google Is Not Removing The Site Command Search Feature

Danny Sullivan, Google’s Search Liaison, confirmed that the search company is now closing the site command search operator. He said this after there were some complaints about the operator not…

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Google Ads Tests Get Phone Number Button

Google is testing replacing the “call” button in the Google Ads, including Local Service Ads, with a “get phone number” button. This is a much longer phrase to use, but…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 10, 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. I am seeing…

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New Google March 2024 Core Update Ranking Volatility

As the Google March 2024 core update hits the 36th day of its rollout, we are seeing more ranking fluctuations and volatility being reported both by the Google tracking tools…

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Google: SEO Is Not About Magic

Google’s John Mueller had another one-liner, this one he said, “keep in mind that SEO is not really about magic.” This was in response to trying to SEOs trying to…

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New Warning Google Ads For Location Not Matching

Google Ads has a new warning notification within the Google Ads reports that reads, “The search location doesn’t match this campaign’s location targeting settings.” This is a way for Google…

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Bing Search Tests Removing Estimated Number Of Results

Microsoft is testing removing the estimated number of search results count in the Bing Search results interface. This comes after Bing began testing removing the cache link from the search…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 9, 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 SGE is…

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Google Tests Larger Font In Search Box Again

Google is once again testing a larger font size in the search box in the mobile search results. We saw this back in 2021 with the mobile search box, also…

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Google Tests Short Videos In Search Menu Bar

Google is testing adding a “short videos” option in the search menu bar, so you can filter your search results by shorter videos. This, I guess, is in addition to…

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Google: Ad Strength Is Not Used In Ad Auction

Ginny Marvin, Google’s Ads Liaison, said again “Ad Strength is not used in the auction.” She wrote this on X in response to an article on Search Engine Land named…

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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: April 8, 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. Bing is testing…

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Bing Tests Removing Cache Link From Search Results

Bing is testing removing the cache link from its search results. This is something Google tested for a few months prior to officially dropping the cache link from its search…

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Bing Search Tests From Sources Across The Web

Bing is testing showing what Google calls from sources across the web in its Bing Search results. Bing shows a listing of the various options based on your query and…

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Google: Don’t Disallow Internal Footer Links

Google’s John Mueller recommended that you do not disallow your internal footer links. A Reddit thread asked, “Should I disallow some pages that are in footer?” John replied, “If you…

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Google’s Total Eclipse 2024 Doodle

Today is the total solar eclipse and while we know about the neat Google Search solar eclipse easter egg, today, Google has a special Doodle for the total eclipse of…

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Google Product Results Labels A Product As Product

Google is testing labeling product images in the product grid search results with a label that says “product.” I am unsure if this is Google mislabeling the percent discount tag…

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Bing Tests Groups Cards In Knowledge Panel Design

Microsoft is testing showing more grouped cards in the Bing Search knowledge panel design that it launched earlier this year. Bing is showing four more cards, by splitting some of…

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Google Related Searches Displaying Local Carousel

Google is testing showing local carousels, local search results to Business Profile listings, within the related searches section. It seems off but Google is sub-categorizing them with the types of…

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Solar Eclipse Google Search Easter Egg

Google has a special easter egg in its search results for the upcoming solar eclipse. When you search for solar eclipse, you are shown a sun that gets covered by…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 4, 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 may charge…

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Google Tests Search Ads Carousel Slider

Google is testing a new format for search ads, the ads go in a slider or carousel that let you swipe through various ads, instead of scrolling past them. I…

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Google Ads With Related To Your Search Label

Google is testing showing a label on some search ads that reads “Related to your search.” I am not sure why Google needs to label the search ads as being…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 2, 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. I posted the…

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Google Search Cruises Results Pack

Google seems to be testing showing a special cruise search results pack. The pack shows you a date selector, cruise line, sail from location and sail to location.

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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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New Google Business Profiles Image Uploader

It looks like Google is rolling out a new Google Business Profiles image uploader as part of the new Google Business Profile management interface. The image uploader interface seems a…