This week in search, we covered a large Google search algorithmic update that we named the Maccabees update. Google added over 12 months of data to the beta version of Google Search Console. Google plans on rolling out the new Google Search Console early next year. Google says you can extend your meta descriptions for the longer search results snippets. Google may have updated the knowledge graph algorithm as well. Google has updated their SEO starter guide after several years. Bing made search improvements including intelligent answers, Reddit integration and more. Google said watch your log files to see if you have switched to the mobile first index. Google defined doorway pages nicely. Google Search Console is sending out TLS notifications but outdated TLS wonât hurt your rankings. Google does not recommend you use a generic disavow file. Google added many features to flight search, hotel search, and Google Trips. Google added a selfie video feature to mobile search. Google released their search ear in review. We honored this week Melissa Fach, Bill Slawski, Julie Joyce, John Doherty and Alan George. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update: The Maccabees Update
- Hallelujah! Google Search Console Adds A Years Worth Of Data On Beta
- Google Plans To Roll Out New Search Console Early Next Year
- Google Now Recommends Longer Meta Descriptions For New Longer Snippets
- Did Google’s Knowledge Graph Panels Algorithm Change Yesterday?
- Google Finally Updates The SEO Starter Guide After Several Years
- Bing Adds Intelligent Answers, Reddit & More Conversational Features To Search
- Google: Watch Your Log Files To See If You Moved To The Mobile-First Index
- Google Defines Doorway Pages: Pages For Ranking For Keyword Permutations
- Google Search Console Notifying Webmasters Of TLS Upgrade Requirements
- Google: Outdated TLS Won’t Hurt Your Rankings
- Google: We Don’t Recommend Generic Disavow Files
- Google Rolls Out Travel, Flight & Flight Search Features
- Google Search Results By Celebrities Over Selfie Videos
- Google’s 2017 Inspirational Year In Search Review: It’s All About How
- Melissa Fach – The Search Community Honors You
- Bill Slawski – The Search Community Honors You
- Julie Joyce – The Search Community Honors You
- John Doherty – The Search Community Honors You
- Alan George – The Search Community Honors You