This week in search, I posted the big monthly Google webmaster report. I covered how Google said they may decide to release the mobile first index in batches by types of sites. Google has upset webmasters with the new featured snippets format showing one source of content and one source for images. Google AdSense now allows 300×250 ads above mobile content, what hypocrites. Googleâs Leapforce cut the search quality raters hours significantly. Google Search Console is working on new AMP features. Google said mixing affiliate content feeds doesnât add value. Google fixed a bug in their indexer via a Google support thread. Google has a lot of storage, so it doesnât forget much. Google said stop optimizing for RankBrain, you are doing it wrong. Google said validation doesnât matter for ranking. Google is testing a black search results interface. Google mobile AMP carousel for âfresh and viralâ content. Google tests reviews by traveler type. They also test a reviews tab on the knowledge panel. Google is testing a local pack in a carousel with ads. Google Home Services ads is now in a card format. Google AdWords launched similar audiences for search. Google is testing a job search portal and the Google Home recipe feature is live. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- May 2017 Google Webmaster Report
- Google May Release Mobile First Index Slowly In Batches
- Webmasters Upset Over Google Featured Snippet Sourcing Different Images
- Google AdSense Now Allows 300×250 Mobile Ads Above The Fold
- Google’s Vendor Slashes Quality Raters Hours; Will It Impact Search Quality?
- Google Search Console Working On New AMP Features
- Google: Crossing Two Affiliate Feeds Into Your Content Doesn’t Add Value
- Google Fixes Website Index Bug Based On Forum Thread
- Google Doesn’t Forget, They Have Lots Of Storage
- Google: Stop Optimizing For RankBrain; It’s Irrelevant
- Google: Validation Pretty Much Doesn’t Matter For Ranking
- Google Black Search Results User Interface Test
- Google Mobile Search Gets Fresh & Viral AMP Carousel
- Google Test Local Reviews By Traveler Type
- Google Tests Reviews Tab On Local Knowledge Panel
- Google Tests 3 Ads In The Local Pack With A Carousel Interface
- Google Home Services Ads Now With 3 Card Design
- Google AdWords Similar Audiences For Search & Shopping Ads Live
- Google Testing Jobs Portal In Web Search
- Live: Send Recipe To Google Home