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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 9, 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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Two Google Ads In Local Pack

Google is now showing up to two ads in the local search results – the local pack. Joy Hawkins spotted it the other day for a search on [lawn care…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 8, 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 released their…

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Google: Googlebot Not Crawling Over HTTP/3 Yet

Google’s John Mueller confirmed that Googlebot is not yet crawling over HTTP/3 yet. He said if you do implement HTTP/3 for your site, it doesn’t mean it won’t benefit your…

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Google Search Efforts On Inclusive Language

Google’s John Mueller and Martin Splitt had two special guests on their podcast show this week to talk about how Google approaches inclusive language in search – a topic we…

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Google Ads Image Extensions Come To Desktop & More

Google announced that image extensions for Google Ads is rolling out to desktop ads now. Note, it launched for mobile ads in May 2021. Also, Google Ads image extensions now…

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Google 2021 Year In Search – Top Searches

Google has published this years year in review for the top searches it saw in 2021. From COVID vaccine, to Dogecoin and AMC stock to Alec Baldwin to Simone Biles…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 7, 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 had another…

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Bing Local Store Search For Inventory & More

Bing announced last week that you can now search Bing and Bing Local for store stock availability and choose to buy online and pick up in-store. I honestly wasn’t sure…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 6, 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 Tests New Top Stories Layouts Again

Google is once again testing new layouts for the top stories section of the Google Search results. This includes not just the box carousel at the top but also double…

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Google AdSense Deactivating Accounts For Inactivity Again

Google is once again deactivating accounts for inactivity. Google AdSense sent out emails last week to AdSense publishers and YouTube publishers saying your AdSense account has been deactivated due to…

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December Google Product Reviews Update Is Lit

As you all know, Google launched a new algorithm update on December 1st named the December 2021 product reviews update. Since then, the tracking tools have been off the charts…

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Google Shopping Ads With Negative Prices

Zac Stafford posted a screenshot on Twitter of his client’s ads showing negative prices in the Google Search shopping ad results. He said Google auto generated promotions using old codes…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 2, 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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18 Years Covering The Search Industry

For the past 18 years I’ve been writing on this site, covering what you – the search marketers are chattering about. Today marks the 18th anniversary of the Search Engine…

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December 2021 Google Webmaster Report

What an insanely busy month we had with Google in November 2021! We had a big core update named the November 2021 core update, we had a spam update named…

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New Google Merchant Center Competitive Visibility Report

Google Merchant Center seems to be rolling out a new report named the competitive visibility report. The competitive visibility report helps you understand your competitive landscape on product category level…

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Google Chanukah Donuts Easter Egg On Pagination Bar

If you search for Hanukkah, Chanukah, Menorah and other related searches, you will not only see the annual Google Chanukah decorations but you may also see the pagination tool at…

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Google Ads Upgraded Ad Extensions In Ad Console

Brett Bodofsky, a Google Ads specialist, shared a screenshot on Twitter of a new report tab that shows “Extensions “upgraded).” Then within each extension, you have the word upgraded next…

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New Google Merchant Center Badge Eligibility Report

Google Merchant Center can now show you which products are automatically eligible for badges. Krik Williams shared a screenshoot showing off this new feature and Search Engine Land received confirmation…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: November 29, 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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Bing Violation Of Webmaster Guidelines Email

The other day we shared a screenshot of an email of an email notification when a website is no longer in violation of Bing’s webmaster guidelines and thus is no…

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Google Drops The Deadline For Mobile-First Indexing

On Friday, Google’s John Mueller announced Google is doing away with the deadline for sites to switch over to mobile-first indexing. Some sites just can’t move over yet and Google…

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Google Doodle For Seasonal Holidays

Google has this interesting Christmas looking Doodle on its home page today with the alt tag that says Seasonal Holidays 2021. When you click on it, it goes to a…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: November 26, 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: Random Sentence Bolding For SEO

So now that we know that bolding works for SEO and rankings in 2021, we need to start bolding everything. Or maybe we need to be more random about our…

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Google Issued Credits For Shopping Ads CPC Bug

Remember the Google Ads bug where CPC, cost per click, prices soared out of control on a Friday night? Well, about two weeks later, Google started to issue credits to…

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Google Hanukkah Decorations Are Live For 2021

I’ve been checking for the past week, multiple times per day, and just now, Google has launched the Chanukah/Hanukkah decorations for the 2021 season. Chanukah starts this Sunday night, so…

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Daily Search Forum Recap: November 24, 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…