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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 25, 2022

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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’s Things to Know has been removed from the desktop search results. Google Local Services Ads is now showing three listings, up from two listings, on mobile. But Local Service Ads also are riddled with fake listings and reviews. Google product carousel shows product review content in “appears on these lists.” Google is testing the search bar menu with search refinements. And I posted another vlog with Jaimie Clark, this one on the Google Products Reviews update, and Jon Clark, on SEO for Startups.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

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Google Showing Fewer Review Rich Results In Shopping Category

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Google Showing Fewer Review Rich Results In Shopping Category

Google may be showing fewer reviews in the search result snippets, fewer review rich results, specifically when you filter by the shopping vertical. This seemed to happen right when Google released the Google Product Reviews update, there was a five percentage point drop in the number of review snippets for this category.

Aleyda Solis noticed this and posted on Twitter that when you filter the Semrush Sensor chart in the Shopping category and then dig into review stars, you will see the drop from about 69% of results having review stars to only 62%. Here is the chart:

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Here is Aleyda’s tweet:

Super interesting and yes, the product reviews update can result in rich results not showing up, so it does make sense that this directly impacted that category. But I am surprised the results that replaced those sites do not have review rich results to replace them. Something seems out of whack.

The other tools do not let you filter by vertical and SERP feature. Did you notice this?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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