Daily Search Forum Recap: November 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 now documented its ranking updates/systems that they are using and some notable ones that were retired. Google also added a new search spam policy named policy circumvention. Google’s Gary Illyes asked for URLs that should be indexed but are discovered and not indexed. Google said the last batch of sites not on mobile-first indexing will be moved over soon. Google AdSense launched a new rewarded ad gate beta program.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google Documents Search Ranking Updates As Systems; Labels Live Or Archived Notable Algorithms
Google has published a new document named a guide to Google search ranking system. That document outlines the “notable” ranking updates that are currently live and running for Google Search and also some of the historical updates that are either no longer in use or incorporated into other algorithms.
- Google’s New Spam Policy: Policy Circumvention
Google has added a new spam policy for policy circumvention. The new section was added to the Google spam policies document and basically says if you try to go around the Google spam policies, you can be penalized.
- Google Wants Examples Of URLs That Should Be Indexed But Are Discovered – Currently Not Indexed
Gary Illyes is back on social, not Twitter, but on Mastodon and he asked for examples of URLs that you think should be indexed but instead give you the status Discovered, currently not indexed in Google Search Console.
- Google: Last Batch Of Sites Moving To Mobile-First Indexing Coming Soon, Again
Once again, Google’s John Mueller said the last batch of sites still being indexed using desktop indexing is going to be moved over to mobile-first indexing “soon.” John said this on Twitter this morning, saying “The last batches of sites are afaik coming soon.”
- Google AdSense Rewarded Ad Gate Beta
Google AdSense is testing a new ad type for publishers named Rewarded Ad Gate beta program. This program is something Google has in AdMob and basically lets you serve some of your more “loyal” visitors with longer-form ads, even playable ads.
- Stan, The Google Patriotic Dinosaur
Stan is Google’s dinosaur and if you have been watching these search photos of the day, you have seen Stand dressed up often. Here he was dressed up in US army, air force, etc stuff probably for Veter
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Industry & Business
Links & Content Marketing
Local & Maps
Mobile & Voice
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