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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 3, 2019

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: January 2019 Google Webmaster Report In our first monthly recap for 2019 we covered a couple smaller unconfirmed Google updates. It was a slower […]

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A simple 3-step framework for improving your technical SEO

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SearchCap: Bing robots.txt advice & technical SEO frameworks

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Bing: We Ignore Default Robots Directives If There Is A Bingbot Section

Frédéric Dubut from Bing’s search team said on Twitter that if you create a specific robots.txt directive for Bingbot, their crawler, then Bing will only look at that specific section. So you should make sure that when you do that, copy all the directives from the default to the Bingbot section that you want Bing […]

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Google Explains Why Some Image Search Results Look Racist

Someone pointed out to Google’s Danny Sullivan that searching Google Image search for [white couples] vs [black couples] shows racist bias by Google. Danny Sullivan explained why the results were not racist on Twitter. First, look at the differences between the two search results. [white couples]: [black couples]: You can see while the black couples […]

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January 2019 Google Webmaster Report

In our first monthly recap for 2019 we covered a couple smaller unconfirmed Google updates. It was a slower month with the holidays and New Years but Google launched some new features. Google made AMP featured snippets do fancy moves, They also launched support for livestreams in search with new markup and also audio news […]

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What you need to know about Yelp’s latest update dubbed ‘Ghost’

Something major happened to Yelp’s recommendation software around late October and the update seems largely invisible. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google Tests Larger Messaging Buttons In Local Panels

Joy Hawkins who follows the local SEO beat really closely spotted a new interface treatment that really calls out the messaging functionality within the Google local panels. The new button to message a local business, when available, is massive compared to when it first launched. I personally cannot replicate this, but here is the screen […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 2, 2019

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: Links From Non-English Languages Are Not Unnatural Links This may be filed under the super obvious category but John Mueller from Google confirmed […]

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SearchCap: Google SEO, Bing Ads incentives & PPC

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 31, 2018

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 Moving Google Posts Back Up? A few months ago, Google stopped showing Google Posts in the top location, somewhat above the fold, in […]

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