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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 26, 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 Maps has a new policy around user-submitted photos. Google Ads will automatically switch some campaigns to data-driven attribution. Google said there is no objective way to count links. Google Search now shows the return policy in some product queries. Google Hotel listings shows a new “Featured in” section.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google: There Is No Objective Way To Count Links

    Google’s John Mueller reiterated something he said before, he said on Twitter “there is no objective way to count links.” He said this in 2019 when he said “counting links on the web correctly is technically impossible, and everyone just makes different approximations & assumptions.”

  • Google Ads Automatically Will Switch Some Conversion Actions To Data Driven Attribution

    Google is emailing some Google Ads advertisers that they will automatically move some of their conversion actions to data-driven attribution. Google announced data-driven attribution back in September 2021 when it first said it will be moving away from last-click.

  • Google Maps May Remove Selfies, Blurry Or Poor Quality Images

    Google Maps has updated its photos and videos criteria for the Google Maps user-contributed content policy. Google added selfie photos, excessively dark or blurry images, significantly rotated compositions, and the use of filters that dramatically alter the representation of the place may be removed from Google Maps.

  • Google Search Displays Return Period In Search Results Snippets

    Over the past couple of weeks, Google has been displaying a new snippet line for some e-commerce sites that show the return period policy for that product. So under the main search result snippet, Google will show “x-days returns.”

  • Google Hotel Listings New Featured In Section

    Google Hotel results show a wealth of information about a hotel listing but what I think may be new is a section called “Featured In.” This section shows you articles that mention the hotel, so you can read third-party reviews of the hotel.

  • Google Branded Red Apple Garnishes With Cinnamon G Logo

    Here is a unique editable Google thing I found on Instagram. It is of Google-branded red apple garnishes with the G logo made up of cinnamon.

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Other Great Search Stories:

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Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

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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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Source: www.seroundtable.com

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