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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 8, 2018

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.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google News Removing Hundreds Of News Publishers
    If you check out the Google News Help forums you will see many many complaints from news publishers that their news site is no longer in the Google News index…
  • Google Search Algorithm Update Tweaks Continue Into January
    It seems that while it may have kind of quieted down a bit over the first few days of the new year – starting around January 5th and 6th throughout the past couple days…
  • Google: We Never Index All Known URLs
    Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that they “never index all known URLs” and calls that “pretty normal.” This comes after a complaint that the URLs the webmaster submitted to Google via Google Sitemaps were not all indexed by Google according to that report…
  • Google Discounts Hidden Text For Search Rankings But…
    This morning, Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that Google discounts hidden text for search rankings. John said “we discount hidden text for ranking…
  • Google My Business Expands Requesting Ownership Help Page
    Google has updated the help document around how to request ownership of a business listing in the Google Maps and local area. Google wrote on Twitter “we’ve updated our Help Center article on requesting ownership of a verified business…
  • Matt Umbro – The Search Community Honors You
    This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series – feel free to nominate someone over here. Matt Umbro, 32 years old…
  • Google Brain Fleece Jacket
    As many of you know, Google has a team named the Google Brain team that works on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Here is a fleece jacket that some of the Google Brain team members get

Other Great Search Forum Threads:

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Search Engine Roundtable

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