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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 9, 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.


The Google May 2022 broad core update is officially done rolling out, I posted a large recap of this update, which I think is one of the biggest core updates we’ve seen in a while. Google Ads API version 11 is now available. Google Ads is expanding the verification program for financial services and product ads. Google said if you serve two or more HTTP result codes, it will pick the first one. Google does not have a way for non US publishers to properly block US users without it being cloaking.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google May 2022 Core Update Done Rolling Out On Day 15

    Google has announced this morning at 3:44am ET that the May 2022 broad core update is now done rolling out. Google said “The May 2022 core update rollout is now complete.” This comes a day after noticing a lot of volatility, so maybe today we will see much less volatility and things to start calming down.
  • Google Expands Verification Program For Financial Services Ads

    Last year, Google began tightening controls around financial products and service ads in the UK. Well, now Google is expanding those policies to more regions starting with Australia, Singapore and Taiwan.
  • Currently, EU Publishers Can’t Block US Users Without Blocking Google

    There is currently no safe mechanism for European publishers, or any publishers outside of the US, to block US based users and also not block Googlebot or Google from your site. Google crawls from the US and if you block US users, you would also have to block Googlebot to not implement cloaking which is against Google’s webmaster guidelines.
  • Google Picks First HTTP Result Codes When More Than One Is Provided

    Google’s John Mueller was asked at the 1:20 mark in Friday’s Google hangout about serving two or more HTTP result status codes. If you serve two more more, which does Google Search decide to use? The answer is generally the first, the first HTTP result code would be used.

  • Google Ads API Version 11 Now Available

    Google announced that version 11 of the Google Ads API is now available. Version 10.1 was released on April 27, 2022 and version 10.0 was released on February 9, 2022. And Google has sunset the AdWords API on April 27th which will completely stop working at the end of July.

  • Google Rainbow Wig Summit

    Here is a recent photo from the Google New York City office where some Googlers had a rainbow wig “summit.” That is a very colorful photo and it looks like they are having fun.

Other Great Search Threads:

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Other Great Search Stories:

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Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

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Search Features

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Google’s Interesting Finds SERP Feature Goes Missing From The Search Results

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Google's Interesting Finds SERP Feature Goes Missing From The Search Results

It seems that Google’s Interesting Finds feature has been removed from the mobile search results. I’m not sure when it was removed exactly, but the removal could have happened a while ago. I realized this while analyzing the SERPs for several clients that once had a number of listings ranking in the Interesting Finds feature. After noticing the removal of the module, it hit me that I haven’t seen Interesting Finds in some time…

To refresh your memory, Interesting Finds was a powerful mobile SERP feature that provided a three-pack of listings. You could also click to reveal up to twenty additional listings from the default Interesting Finds module. It could even sometimes rank number one in the mobile search results and could enable sites to double dip in the SERPs by yielding the same listing multiple times for a query (once in the module and once outside the module). I covered Interesting Finds heavily in my Search Engine Land post about the feature.

This is important to understand since it could be impacting traffic from Google for sites that used to rank well in Interesting Finds. Again, sites could double dip when a url ranked in the Interesting Finds module (ranking in the module and outside the module in the top 10). Just a heads-up to check your reporting for queries that yielded Interesting Finds to see the impact.

What Took Its Place?
While analyzing the SERPs for the queries that previously yielded Interesting Finds, I’m seeing several other SERP features instead. For example, Visual Stories (Web Stories), Short Videos, Google’s new grid layout (which combines linking to Google images and third-party sites), organic product listings, “Found on the web“, etc.

Here are some examples of what Interesting Finds looked like in the past and then some of the features I see now:

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After Interesting Finds was removed:

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After Interesting Finds was removed:

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After Interesting Finds was removed:

I will ping Google to see if they can provide more information about why the feature isn’t showing up in the mobile SERPs anymore. I’ll update this post with any information I receive.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

This is a rare contributed article by Glenn Gabe, an SEO Consultant at G-Squared Interactive focused on major Google algorithm updates and other disturbances in the SEO force.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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