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 is still working on the timestamp issues for stories in Google Search. Google Ads has released the Google Ads API release schedule. Google Ads has sped up applying recommendations from the experiments tab. Google says searching visually is rare. The Google tag added a bunch of features. I also posted my weekly SEO video recap.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google Still Working On Getting Timestamps Accurate In Search Results
Google is still working on getting the timestamps accurate in the search results and news search results. Several publishers, including the Director of SEO at USA Today and the SEO Editor for WSJ complained about the inaccurate timestamps in Google Search the other day.
- Google: Searching Visually Is Rare In Many Areas
John Mueller of Google said on Twitter the other day that “in many areas, searching visually is rare.” Meaning, that most of your traffic likely does not come from Google Image Search or other methods of visual search, like Google Lens or Multisearch, but rather typical web searches.
- Google Ads API 2023 Release Schedule
Google has released its 2023 schedule for the Google Ads API. This includes the tentative dates for when various versions will be released and/or sunsetted for the Google Ads API.
- Google Ads Apply A Recommendation As An Experiment In The Experiments Page
Google Ads announced that you can now apply a recommendation as an experiment in the Experiments page. This allows you to more efficiently “in as few as two clicks, you can set up an experiment where you compare your base campaign to a trial campaign which will have the recommendation applied,” Google said.
- Google Tag Adds Tap Coverage Summary, Ads, Analytics & CMS Integration
Google has updated the Google tag to include a new tap coverage summary and offering deeper Google Ads, Google Analytics, and various CMS integrations.
- Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithmic Swings, Search Console Weirdness, Google Reviews Guidelines, Google Ads & More
This week, I posted the monthly Google webmaster report, an excellent place to catch up on the past month in SEO. Glenn Gabe shared some wild charts showing how Google’s various search algorithms can’t make up its mind about on-site quality. Google Search…
- Google Stan Dinosaur Dressed Up For???
Stan, the Google dinosaur, gets dressed up often enough and here it is once again. I am just not sure what these cloths represent this time? Any ideas?
Other Great Search Threads:
- This one used to hang in one of the public-facing showcases (there was a kind of public museum / expo for a few years). More new indexes, if you’re curious. I’m sure there’s a complete version out, John Mueller on Twitter
- You can use underscores, go for it. That said, I don’t think any site is trying to rank for UTM parameter names., John Mueller on Twitter
- In March I wrote about Discover’s “More recommendations”, which drives you to a Task Dashboard based on products you are researching. I continue to see that feature. Task Dashboard contains recently viewed items, suggested art, Glenn Gabe on Twitter
- Independently of eat, etc, a website is not an author., John Mueller on Twitter
- Sorry I’ve been busy playing Splatoon. But I haven’t forgotten this and and am still following up on it, Danny Sullivan on Twitter
Search Engine Land Stories:
Other Great Search Stories:
Industry & Business
Links & Content Marketing
Local & Maps
Mobile & Voice
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