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Daily Search Forum Recap: October 11, 2022

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. I am offline Monday and Tuesday but here are some useful scheduled stories that I wrote over the weekend and scheduled to be posted today. Sear…

Alexa users claim Amazon is using voice recordings to target ads

Alexa users are suing Amazon over claims that the voice assistant app is targeting users with ads relevant to private recordings of users’ conversations. The central complaint. The main complaint of Alexa users is that the voice assistant is wrongly using voice recordings captured by Alexa …

Facebook has rolled out a new Pages experience

Facebook has rolled out a new Pages experience they say is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses to build connections with customers and other businesses. The new Pages layout. The new Pages experience has a more “streamlined layout, easier navigation between your personal profile and…

3 new Google travel and tour booking features

Google has just announced three new features for travel and tour booking businesses. The new features are aimed at making it easier for people to book tickets and experiences right from Google, as well as giving businesses the ability to connect with potential customers. Ticket booking links…

9 big risks of cheap SEO

Search engine optimization requires an investment. Look at it as an investment with an expectation of a return on that investment . SEO is a long-term discipline and process. It demands a robust plan for strategy development and implementation in the technical, on-page and off-page areas of o…

Google Does Not Shuffle Search Results After They Are Loaded

Google’s John Mueller said if you see the Google search results being shuffled around after they are loaded, then it is not Google Search doing that. Google does not “shuffle the search results after they’re loaded,” he said on Twitter . I’ve seen some browser extensions , malware, and other …

Google Tests Previously Visited Sitelinks Icons

Google is testing a clock/timer type of icon on the sitelinks within Google Search. That icon apparently is designed to communicate that you previously visited that page from Google Search. This was spotted by Mordy Oberstein on Twitter who wrote “Seeing Google showing an icon next to sitelin…

Google Still Does Not Use HTML lang Attribute (2022 Edition)

Google’s John Mueller recently confirmed again that Google Search does not use the HTML lang attribute. He said many screen readers do and Microsoft Bing might use it as well, but Google Search still does not. This is a similar statement to what he said several years ago in a video response. …

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