We reported this morning that Google may be doing an algorithmic update, so check in on your rankings. Google said they launched close to 2,500 changes in search last year. Google sent out tons of mobile-first indexing enabled notices this week. But many sites are still not on mobile-first indexing and that is okay. Bing finally now shows AMP results in some of their search results. Google said they do index content in tabs for mobile indexing, even some say they don’t. Google said it is about intent when it comes to spamming Google with translated content. Bing has dropped their public submit URL to index tool. Can you hypnotize someone for links, is that against Google’s guidelines? Google is testing a blue badge icon for government sites? Google image search is testing image search refinement buttons with images. Google sitselinks carousels now also show images. Google is testing tabs for branded knowledge panels. Google Maps is showing future open dates for businesses. Google My Business reviews can be edited directly in the local panel. Google added videos to shopping ads. Google Maps is now supported on Apple CarPlay. I am offline Monday and Tuesday of this and next week, I do hope to have stories scheduled. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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