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.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
Google Tests Dropping The Featured Snippet Result From Core Results?
Jennifer Slegg wrote this morning that Google has dropped the second version of the listing for sites that are in the featured snippet. Meaning, if you have a URL in the featured snippet at the top of the page, Google won’t show it again on that page…
Google Tests AdWords Ad Car Stack Format
Chris Smith spotted one of those ongoing Google AdWords user interface tests on mobile. This one shows the ad with a local extension ad format test. On the left of the ad extension box are three links stacked on top of each other and then on the right is a reviews box…
Google: We Do Understand Our Highly Complex Algorithms
Google’s John Mueller said it is not true that Google’s own engineers do not “know the exact composition of their highly complex algorithm.” Many folks in our industry, including myself…
Google AdSense To Penalize/Remove Ads From Pages Vs Whole Site
Google announced this morning they are making two changes to the AdSense product. (1) Enabling the ability to remove ads on a page-by-page basis when that specific page is in violation. (2) A new AdSense policy center so publishers can learn more about why their pages are in…
Google Drops Some Top Carousels For “Best” Or “Top” Like Queries
Google seems to have dropped many of the carousel lists for those “best” or “top” style queries. Not all, but many. For example…
Google Bike To Work Day Photo
Friday I posted a picture of a Googler posing in front of a YouTube sign for bike to work day. Well, here is a photo from Google with several Googlers posing for the day. Google posted this on Instag
Google’s Mother’s Day Logo In Cactus Plants
Today is Mother’s Day in the United States and some other countries and to celebrate, Google has a special Google logo, a Doodle, for the day.
This Doodle shows a larger cactus planting the seeds for a new cactus and then taking care of the baby cactus until it grows up…
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Adwords DKI capatilising Part Numbers, WebmasterWorld
- Google wants to know how satisfied you are with the maps. @mblumenthal @rustybrick https://t.co/VTqJPr7Y4y, Sergey Alakov on Twitter
- How much weight does Google place on the CMS?, WebmasterWorld
- Non-Converting Zombie Traffic 2017 Insights, WebmasterWorld