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Daily Search Forum Recap: March 10, 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.


Stop taking short cuts, John Mueller of Google gives a harsh lesson to one such SEO looking to do just that. Google ignores widget links, Google will unlikely penalize for them. Google Search Console verify fix can work without you fixing anything. Google Shopping added colorful checkout cart icons. Google Web Stories is testing the domain in the footer and web story tips.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • John Mueller Gives A Hard Lesson To An SEO On Google Ranking & Spam

    John Mueller of Google responded to a complaint on Reddit where the SEO or site owner was upset his one month old site was not performing on Google Search. The SEO said despite him “created backlinks on top websites with good DA and low spam score” his site is just not showing up.
  • Google: We Mostly Just Ignore Widget Links And Not Penalize For Them

    As you know, Google has a webmaster guideline against widget links, despite what some SEOs want to tell themselves. But the good news, and we knew this, that Google will likely just ignore those links and not penalize your site for those links today.
  • When Google Search Console Verify Fix Works Without Fixing Anything

    Did you ever get an email from Google Search Console that asks you to take an action to fix an issue and then click the “verify fix” button? Well, did you ever just click that you fixed the issue, without actually implementing any fixes or changes?

  • Google Shopping Add To Cart Icon In Googley Colors

    In the Google Shopping search results, if you can check out with Google, Google will add a Google-colored shopping cart icon to the search results that support checkout with Google. I don’t know if the icon is new, looking back at my old posts, they just read “add to cart” but this can be old, I am not 100% sure.

  • Google Web Stories Test URL In Footer & Tips

    Google seems to be testing displaying the domain the web story is from, while on the web story, in the footer of the story. Also, Google also shows tips on how to interact with web stories when you first load a web story from Google Search.

  • Bag Of Google Jelly Beans

    Here is a photo from several years ago, of a Google branded bag of jelly beans. Yep, that simple, Google jelly beans. I found this on Instagram a while ago and yes, I am digging through the archives

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

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Google Officially Brings Continuous Scroll To Desktop Search

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Google Officially Brings Continuous Scroll To Desktop Search

Google has officially brought the continuous scroll feature from the mobile search results to the desktop search results. Google has been testing this for a while after bringing it to mobile in October 2021, and now it is live in the US English search results.

Here is a GIF of it in action:

Google has been continuous scroll for mobile search last October. Google has also tested infinite scroll on desktop search for many many many years. Again, we have seen Google test this countless times, as far back as 2015 and even back to 2011. So it is not surprising to see this roll out.

Brodie Clark spotted this rollout last week and posed about it on Twitter but it was not “fully” rolled out until this week and still is gradually rolling out.

Google told me “we’re bringing continuous scrolling to desktop so you can continue to see more helpful search results with fewer clicks. It’s now even easier to get inspired with more information at your fingertips.” “Now, when you scroll down you’ll continue to find relevant results so that you can discover new ideas. When you reach the bottom of a search results page, up to six pages of results will be automatically shown until you see a “More results” button if you wish to continue further,” Google added.

Also, what this means for Google Ads:

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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