Daily Search Forum Recap: October 12, 2018

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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Daily Search Forum Recap: October 12, 2018

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 Updates Us On Search Updates Communication

I guess Google is sick of me asking them about their search algorithm updates because they posted a long Twitter rant/stream on how they communicate updates. Danny Sullivan on the @searchliaison account posted when and why they communicate about updates, how many updates they do, what it means to you and what you can or cannot do about them.

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Google Tests Clipboard In Search Autocomplete For Recipes

As I reported at Search Engine Land yesterday, Google is testing a clipboard or notepad icon in the search autocomplete drop down suggestions. I am not sure what it does exactly, Google wouldn’t tell us, but it is different from the trending icons shown in this dropdown from before.

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Google Top Contributors Are Now Google Product Experts

Google announced they have rebranded the Google Top Contributors program into what they are calling the Google Product Experts program. Google is updating the various badges and marketing around this program, but the people and what they do as volunteers for Google is not changing.

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Roberto Clemente Google Doodle Honors Puerto Rican Major League Baseball Player

On Google’s home page in the United States is a special Google Doodle for Roberto Clemente. Roberto Clemente was a Major League baseball player who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He died at the young age of 38 when he took a humanitarian trip on March 20, 1973 to Nicaragua when his plane crashed bringing supplies to the site.

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Google Does Not Use Real Life User Signals For Search Ranking

Let’s put the controversy around Google using user signals and user behavior within a site on the side. Does Google use real-life user behavior and real-life user signals as ranking factors? Like does Google track location data and rank a site that gets more foot traffic better in the search results?

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Google: We Treat Quotes The Same As Standard Text

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that they treat the content within quotes and blockquotes the same as other standard content on the page. So if you are quoting someone else, putting that in quotation marks or blockquotes, Google won’t be devaluing that content.

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Google Local Pack With Trending Icons On Business Listings

Have you ever seen a “trending this week” icon and messaging in the local pack in the Google search results? Here is a screen shot of this coming up for an SEO somewhere in Madrid. I personally cannot replicate this but I don’t think I’ve ever seen this.

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Moz Acquires STAT Search Analytics

Here is some good news out of Moz, they announced they are acquiring STAT Search Analytics. The overall feeling from the industry around this news is happiness. It seems this makes Moz look better after the downsizing and restructuring and people are happy for Rob and the whole STAT team.

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Moz Acquires STAT Search Analytics

Here is some good news out of Moz, they announced they are acquiring STAT Search Analytics. The overall feeling from the industry around this news is happiness. It seems this makes Moz look better after the downsizing and restructuring and people are happy for Rob and the whole STAT team.

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