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.
Google will no longer show rich results for products that are prohibited or regulated or can harm others. Google is testing “find places through reviews” which is neat. Google Shopping has a discover filter for black, women, veteran, latino owned businesses. Google’s automobile knowledge panel highlights electric and hybrids in green. Google is replacing the background color of some images in the web search results. And I posted my weekly SEO video – hope you like it. Happy July 4th 🇺🇸.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- New: Google Rich Results Not Allowed On Prohibited, Regulated Or Harmful Products
Google Search has added new content guidelines to the rich results help document. These new guidelines directly disallow you to markup product or content that are widely prohibited or regulated, or that can facilitate serious harm to self or others. Google said it will simply not show rich results on such products.
- Google Search Find Places Through Reviews
Google seems to be testing or slowly rolling out a new local search feature in the main web search results named Find places through reviews. Google will show a review carousel for select local businesses that match your query in this web search feature.
- Google Shopping Search Discover Filter For Black, Women, Veteran & Latino Owned Businesses
Google has recently added a new “Discover” filter to the Google Shopping search side bar to filter shopping results by Black-owned, Latino-owned, Veteran-owned or Women-owned businesses. I think this was added at least a few months ago when Google added the smaller stores filter but I am not 100% sure on timing.
- Google Auto-Selects Background Colors For Search Result Snippet Images
Over the past few months Google has been auto-selecting background colors not just for image search results and not just for shading Google Shopping Ads but also for images added to the search result snippets in Google Search.
- Google Auto Knowledge Panel Adds Green Font For Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Google Search has a knowledge panel for automobile and car related searches. If you search for a vehicle where there is an electric and/or hybrid option available, Google will say “hybrid available” and put that font in green.
- Google Be Colorful Backdrop
Here is a photo from Peter the Greeter at the GooglePlex in front of a “Be Colorful” sign that is super colorful with a lot of fun scenery around it. I assume this was for the Pride celebrations at t
- Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google June 27th Update, Communicating On Updates, Rich Results Guidelines Update, SEO, PPC, Local, News & More
We may have had another update, an unconfirmed Google Search algorithm update on June 27th and 28th. Google’s Danny Sullivan talked about how Google communicates about Google algorithm updates at the Google NYC SEO…
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