Daily Search Forum Recap: April 16, 2024
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
13h ago
Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today ..read more
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Google Will Fight Site Reputation Abuse Spam Both With Manual Actions & Algorithms
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
19h ago
Google's new spam algorithm update also introduced new spam policies including the upcoming site reputation abuse policy that won't go into effect until May 2024. Google has confirmed it will fight site reputation abuse spam using both manual actions (humans) and algorithms (machines ..read more
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Google Ads "Similar Product" Carousel
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
19h ago
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 now I am seeing examples of a search ad carousel for "similar products ..read more
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Clarification: Google Search Supports Images Referenced From src Attribute
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
19h ago
Google has clarified in its image search help documentation that images are only extracted from the src attribute of img tags in Google Search. This is not new, but Google decided to update its documentation based on some questions it received about the topic ..read more
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Google AdSense New Ad Intents Formats - Links & Anchors In Content
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
19h ago
Google AdSense announced a new auto ads format named "Ad intents." Ad intents places links and anchors showing organic search results with ads into existing text and pages on your site related to your content. Yea, it takes your content, and hyperlinks it to the Google search results ..read more
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Daily Search Forum Recap: April 15, 2024
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
2d ago
Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today ..read more
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Google Goes On Defensive On Its Search Quality & Forum Results Statements
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
2d ago
Recently, we covered some of Google's rationale for ranking forums like Reddit and Quora so well in the Discussion and Forums box for many queries. Just a few days ago, we covered how I was sad to see Google ranking some dangerous and potentially harmful forum threads for health-related queries ..read more
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Google Responds To The Verge Mocking Its Search Rankings For Best Printer
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
2d ago
Nilay Patel, editor-in-chief of the Verge posted a new article with the intent to both rank for [best printer] in Google Search, as well as mock Google for how he can game Google's search rankings using AI-generated content, while throwing in some affiliate links. Google's John Mueller responded saying, "People seem to really enjoy it ..read more
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Google Threatens California: Tests Removing Links To Publishers & Pauses Investments
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
2d ago
On Friday, Google responded to a pending bill in the California state legislature, the California Journalism Preservation Act (CJPA), that would require Google to pay a link tax to publishers by testing removing links to California based publishers and pausing investments in news publishers within the state ..read more
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Google Crawl Budget Is Allocated By Hostname
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by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)
2d ago
Google gives every hostname its own allocated crawl budget. So that means each domain, subdomain, etc has its own unique crawl budget ..read more
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