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August 2022 Google Webmaster Report

Here is the large Google webmaster report for August 2022 – catching you all up on what you may have missed in the past month related to Google search and SEO topics. We had a confirmed Google algorithm update, the July 2022 product reviews update that kicked in Friday and the tools just picked up on this morning. We had a large indexing outage, several unconfirmed updates and Google made their own algorithm update landing page.

Google has updated its search quality raters guidelines last week, which is always big news in the SEO world. Google Search Console updated its help documentation around anonymized queries. Google Search Console Insights now works with Google Analytics 4 and you can verify your properties again using DNS CNAME. Also, that new video indexing report is now rolling out, slowly and to some.

We also covered tons of SEO topics and user interface changes such as people also ask disappearing and returning, things to know going away on desktop, the new perspectives and so much more.

Google announced a bunch of Merchant Center changes and on the local side, the Google My Business app stopped working. Plus Google is testing new AR prototypes and they announced earnings.

There is just so much more but the chatter in the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is super light right now.

Here are the more important stories I pulled out for you all:

Google Algorithm Updates:

Other Important Google News:

Google Search Console:

Google SEO:

Google User Interface:

Google Merchant Center:

Google Business Profiles & Local:

Other Misc Google:

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.