Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Google” search ranking algorithm update over the weekend>
Over the weekend, maybe started late Friday, August 16th, more noticeable on Saturday, August 17th, there may have been a rollout of another Google search ranking algorithm. It is 100% not as big as the past ones we have been covering recently but there is some chatter and some of the tools showed spikes in fluctuations this weekend.
Scott Clark spotted something pretty wild, a people also ask feature that includes an embedded suggested clip video within it. Scott shared this on Twitter, but I was able to replicate it myself as well.
There is a lot of talk around Project Veritas – of course, hard to know for sure if the documents “leaked” are real or not but even if they are real, there was nothing that “shocking” to me as The Next Web highlights well in this article on it. Note, everything I am publishing below is sourced from that article.
It took just under 20 days from the official public release of Chrome version 76 for GoogleBot to support it but as of yesterday, August 18th, 2019 at around 3pm ET, GoogleBot now supports Chrome 76 features.