Daily Search Forum Recap: April 22, 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. Google has introduced a new term, Google SpamBrain…

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Search Volatility, Google SpamBrain & Spam Report, Google Search Tests & Analytics Bugs

Before I start, just a reminder, this was pre-recorded and schedules to go live as I am offline today for Passover. That being said, it was a busy week with a lot of Google search ranking volatility this week…

Google Search Scroll To Text For Sitelinks Live In US Search Results

Back in November 2021 Google began testing Sitelinks that support the scroll to text feature. Well, it seems like this is fully live in the US desktop search results, as Brodie Clark said on Twitter.

Google Video Search YouTube Channel Label/Icon

I am not sure if this is new because when I search for videos, I use YouTube directly. But in Google Video search, Google will label YouTube channel landing pages with a play button and without a timestamp because the link takes you to the channel and not to a specific video.

SEOs Want Featured Snippet & Indexing Coverage API In Google Search Console

A recent poll on Twitter by Brodie Clark shows that SEOs really do want both a featured snippets filter in the performance reports in Google Search Console and also an index coverage API. The poll also has a number of other requests but those are by far the most requested because those were specifically called […]

Google Search Displays Larger Images Again On Desktop Results

Google Search is testing displaying much larger images again in the desktop search results. Here is a comparison of the normal image thumbnails in the desktop search results compared to the larger images in the desktop search results.

Google’s 2021 Web Spam Report: Hello Google SpamBrain

Google has published its annual web spam report and in that report, Google has named its machine learning based systems for spam identification with its own name – SpamBrain. SpamBrain is a new name but the technology, the AI, is from 2018, so SpamBrain is technically not new.

Google Meeting Room Named “More Cowbells” – Cowbells Hanging From Ceiling

Bing’s Ethical Shopping hub expands to U.S., Canada

Fashion brands that sell environmentally-friendly products now have greater visibility on Microsoft Bing. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

4 technical SEO tasks that are critical to organic success

Technical SEO is a necessity. Here are four key technical tasks SEOs should take care of to help increase organic visibility. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.