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.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google Officially To End Some Old Search Console Features
I reported on Friday that Google will be deprecating some or all of the old Search Console features so they can focus more on the new Google Search Console. Well, Google made it official by posting a blog post on the news on the Google Webmaster Blog.
- Google Investigating AMP Errors & AMP Pages Not Showing In Search
Over the past few days or so, Google has been having issues showing AMP pages in the search results. I’ve been hearing reports on social media around publishers seeing their content show up in Google search labeled as AMP and then that content goes missing. Also, Google has been sending out AMP errors to many folks via Search Console.
- Google Ads Poaching Advertiser Clients Again But Now Requiring Opt Out
Every few years or so we cover Google Ads (former AdWords) representatives caught trying to poach or steal clients for advertising agencies and SEM agencies. Well, this time, as reported by Ginny Marvin on Search Engine Land, Google is doing so automatically and requiring the advertiser to opt out if they don’t want Google to take over their campaign.
- Google My Business Photo Bug Prevents Photos From Showing On Google Maps
Joy Hawkins posted in the Local Search Forums that a bug with Google My Business is causing photos that were recently uploaded via Google My Business by the owner not to be able to be seen in Google Maps by searchers. There is no ETA for a fix, but she suspects it will be fixed by the end of this week.
- Google Tests Bolding Content In Knowledge Panels
I cannot replicate this but some searchers are seeing Google bold the query they used in the knowledge panel blocks. Both Valentin Pletzer and Mordy Oberstein posted examples of this on Twitter. Again, every time I try to replicate it I come up empty handed, without any bold.
- Google NYC Office With Penguins
Remember last Thursday, Google invited a bunch of SEOs to a small meet up at the New York City office? Well, in the registration area waiting for us were all these Penguins. I won’t make any assumpti
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