Daily Search Forum Recap: June 19, 2024    Jun 19, 2024
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 posted its FAQs on AI Overviews...
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Google Showing Fewer Reddit Links In Search?    Jun 19, 2024
Some in the SEO industry have been asking if Google has been showing fewer links in its search results to Reddit over the past several weeks. So Mordy Obserstein pulled some Semrush data that showed a slight downtick in Reddit results in Google's Discussion and Forums section.
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Google Posts AI Overviews FAQs Including Why You Can't Disable AI Overviews    Jun 19, 2024
Google has posted a new document in its forums named frequently asked questions about AI Overviews. In this document it has a section named "why can’t I disable AI Overviews?" The answer is that Google's "goal is to help people find the information they’re looking for quickly and reliably."
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Google Explains When A Spike In Crawling Is Bad    Jun 19, 2024
Google's Gary Illyes posted on LinkedIn with two common examples of when a spike in Googlebot activity, crawling, is a bad thing. The short answer is when Googlebot gets to crawling an infinite section of your site (like calendar pages that goes on forever) and when your site is hacked with a ton of new hacked pages.
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Google Tests 6 People Also Ask From 4    Jun 19, 2024
Google is testing showing two more people also ask results, by default, which is a total of six people also ask, instead of the typical four people also ask that Google would show in its search results.
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Google Local Panels For Business Profiles Gains Menu Button    Jun 19, 2024
Google seems to be adding a "menu" button to the Google Business Profiles, the local panels, in the web search results. I think Google has tested this one and off over the years, but as Marcin Karwowski noted, it seems to be rolling out now to some businesses.
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Google Launches AdSense Privacy & Messaging For Users To Opt Out    Jun 19, 2024
Google has begun rolling out a new privacy and messaging feature for AdSense ads in some US states. This is to comply with California, Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah privacy laws. The feature allows the site to communicate to the user about opting out of the sale or sharing of their personal information.
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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 18, 2024    Jun 18, 2024
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 Search Console reports with # signs in them are not related to canonicalization in Google Search, it is related to Google Sitelinks. Bing Webmaster Tools can show clickthrough rates of over 100%, no joke. Google is testing black sitelinks. Google Maps added an edit and post button to the main buttons for Google Business Profiles. And no...
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Pounds In Google Search Console Reports Are Not Related To Canonicalization    Jun 18, 2024
There is a lot of talk in the wider SEO community around pound signs, #, in the Google Search Console reports, meaning something about canonicalization. John Mueller from Google, along with a number of SEOs, said it has nothing to do with canonicalization. Instead, it has to do with Google tracking on-page sitelinks from the Google Search results.
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Google Adds Edit & Post Button To Business Profile Listing On Google Maps    Jun 18, 2024
Google has added an "edit" and "post" button more prominently as big buttons to Google Business Profiles within the Google Maps interface. Previously, these buttons were not as accessible in the Google Maps interface.
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