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.
We are finally starting to see fluctuations due to the Google Product Reviews update, they started Friday afternoon and continued through the weekend. Google is testing “perspectives” in the search results. Google is testing business profiles management with expandable menus. Google Search does not really care how many Facebook tracking links you have on your page. And being in close contact with Google does not benefit you.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- July 2022 Google Product Reviews Update Kicked In Friday Afternoon
On July 27th Google said it began to roll out the July 2022 Google Product Reviews update. But we didn’t see it impact the Google search results until a couple of days later on Friday afternoon, July 29th.
- Google Perspectives Search Results
Google seems to be testing a new search box and feature titled “perspectives.” Perspectives seem to give searchers answers to a more broad and maybe philosophical type of query.
- Google Business Profile Tests Expandable Menu In Web Search
Google Search is testing a new expanded menu for the Google Business Profile tool in Google Web Search. This allows you to click an arrow down to expand the options to edit your business profile directly in the desktop Google Search interface.
- Google Doesn’t Care How Many Facebook Tracking Links Are In GTM
It seems Google does not care how many Facebook tracking links you have in your Google Tag Manager, especially for Google Search reasons. John Mueller was asked about this and said “I’m not aware of anyone at Google, much less in Search, caring about that.”
- Being In Close Contact With Google Doesn’t Benefit You Or Me
Being in close contact with Google or the people that work at Google really does not benefit you (or me). The is just the simple truth – you just won’t benefit from that.
- Holding A Google NYC Manhole
We have seen two Google manholes before, one in NYC and I think the other in Mountain View, California, but I am not sure about that. Well, here is an other one from NYC but an individual actually hol
Other Great Search Threads:
- Unlikely. I’d recommend making things that others want to share, not that you have to manually link to yourself., John Mueller on Twitter
- And, Google Ads is using new terminology for audiences too (details here: https://t.co/qNPd99vfTz). Notice they call remarketing “your data” but they do not call custom audiences “your data” even though they are generate, Julie F Bacchini on Twitter
- Interesting how Google is almost blending in the Google Shopping experience into what almost looks like organic for Walmart, Ryan Mews on Twitter
- Now seeing Google use Top Budget Picks Under [$ average for entity] in mobile search results. On top of this, seeing more testing around product review attributes + average pricing below the products. Query was, Brian Freiesleben on Twitter
- We underestimate the marginal Search TAC Apple makes every time there is an iOS update that re-configures the app icons layout., Vamsee Jasti on Twitter
- Which of these 3rd party traffic estimates do you trust most?, Rand Fishkin on Twitter
- This is a gift to the entire #SEO community. There are so very few moments when you find yourself in possession of something that has value for the world. This is that moment. I hereby authorize full use of https://t., Erin Sparks on Twitter
Search Engine Land Stories:
Other Great Search Stories:
Industry & Business
Links & Content Marketing
Local & Maps
Mobile & Voice
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