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 released an updated helpful content update – I go deep on this new September 2023 Google helpful content update. Google dropped How-to rich results for desktop search as well. Google said the site name issues massively dropped in the past several weeks. Google Merchant Center has a new attribute. Google Business Profiles has an attribute for nursing rooms. And I posted the search video recap covering the past weeks news, check it out.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
Last night, Google began to roll out an update to the Helpful content system – the Google September 2023 Helpful Content Update. What is new is not the part about finding hidden gems (that will come later) but a new « improved classifier. »
Danny Sullivan, the Google Search Liaison, said on X that the number of issues and complaints posted in the forums about site names being wrong in Google search has « massively dropped » since the last Google site names update in July
In August, Google announced it would do away with How-to rich results on the mobile search results. Now, Google has decided to completely do away with How-to rich results both on mobile search and also on desktop search
Google Merchant Center has added a new attribute named checkout_link_template. Including this new attribute lets you include a checkout URL in your product data which gives online shoppers the option to go directly to your checkout page from your free listings
Google has added a couple of new attributes to Google Business Profiles. One is for does the location has a nursing room for mothers to feed their babies and the other is an attribute to specify if the location allows children to enter
Google Bring Your Pup To Work Day
Google has this event where you bring your dog to work for the day. It seems to be called the annual Bring your pup to work day. I found a photo on Instagram from Camp Bow Wow, a dog camp, at the Goo
We got another official Google ranking update, the September 2023 helpful content update. This week, we had our first post-Google core update tremors and fluctuations. After saying they would a month ago, Google also finally dropped the FAQ-rich results snippets. Google also surprised us by saying How-to rich results..
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