Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the August” google webmaster report>Video:” voice search in the google console not recording assistant results>
We had a busy month in terms of Google SEO and webmaster related topics; probably the biggest were the numerous unconfirmed updates – one being nicknamed the Maverick update. Google confirmed launching….
We’ve been hearing for a while that Google may be adding voice search filters to the Google Search Console reports. This would enable you to see how people discover your site using voice and Google Assistant, differently than they would by typing in search queries into Google. But did you know that when the Google Assistant reads a featured snippet, that is not counted in Search Console at all?
Google‘s John Mueller said in a Reddit thread that Google does not use word count as a ranking factor. He wrote “Word count is not a ranking factor.” I mean, this is literally short and to the point and I am not sure how many ways you can look at this and interpret this a different way?
Google was testing showing not just the local pack carousel, but an ad slot in that local pack carousel. We’ve seen lots of variations of the local pack carousel – a scrollable carousel of local results. But this one has an ad unit and that ad unit sticks to the top above the organic local pack results.
Googler talking about the same thing, I’d probably cover that as well. In short, Danny Sullivan who is now at Google, is defending his reputation to the SEO community after joining Google again.
Google Los Angeles office, where they have a pool table with the Google logo and in the Google logo is a surfboard and LA. Why? I guess the Googlers out there like to surf?
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