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Daily Search Forum Recap: May 25, 2022



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 Marketing Live was yesterday and Google announced a ton of new Google Ads features, we summarized the search ad specific ones in the story below. Google Lens in Chrome now opens information about a picture in the same tab. Google Ads has a CPC bug that inflated costs and spend. Google is showing more FAQ rich results in the search results. Google Analytics 4, GA4, does not seem to work well with Google AMP. Oh, and Google released a core update – more on that tomorrow…

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google Ads News From Google Marketing Live – There Is A Lot…

    As you may have known, Google Marketing Live was yesterday – it is the day Google Ads announces a bunch of new features, resources and tools now and for the future. Some of what was announced we saw early, like the swipeable shopping ads and others we will see soon.
  • Report: Google Showing More Search Results With FAQ Rich Results

    RankRanger is reporting that Google is now showing FAQ rich results in the Google search results five percentage points more often. The data shows Google is showing these FAQs for over 27% of queries, up from about 22% just days ago.

  • Google Ads CPC Bug Inflates Click Prices By 300%+

    Google Ads posted about a bug that impacted some non-US campaigns cost per click (CPC) prices. Specifically that the CPCs were inflated. Some advertisers are reporting inflation numbers over 300 or 400 percent.
  • Google Analytics 4 Doesn’t Support Google AMP Yet

    For those of you still using Google AMP, like myself, did you know that GA 4, Google Analytics 4 and Google AMP do not play nicely together. GA4 still does not officially support AMP pages and we don’t know if or when GA4 will support AMP.

  • Google Lens In Chrome Sticks In Same Browser Tab

    I love Google Lens, I assume most of you do too or you haven’t really tried it. And now Google Lens got a bit easier to use if you are using Chrome, Google’s browser. You can now right click on an image and search with Google Lens and the results will show up right in the same tab on the right side panel.

  • Google’s Prabhakar Raghavan With A Street View Camera Backpack

    Here is a photo from Prabhakar Raghavan, a Senior Vice President at Google responsible for Google Search, Assistant, Geo, Ads, Commerce, and Payments products, wearing the new Google Maps Street View

Other Great Search Threads:

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Other Great Search Stories:


Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice



Search Features

Other Search


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All Dealerships Can List Auto Inventory On Google Business Profiles



Google Cars

Google is now opening up its car or auto inventory feature within Google Business Profiles to all motor vehicle dealerships. Google began testing car listings in 2021 and then expanded the cars for sale feature in 2022 and now it is open to all dealerships.

Greg Gifford posted this over here saying, “Any motor vehicle dealer can now list inventory on their Google Business Profiles.” “Google just opened up the “Cars for Sale” widget to anything with a VIN. Until this week, only US-based car dealers could list their inventory on their Google Business Profiles. Now, anything that has a Vehicle Identification Number is eligible to be listed. That means motorcycles, RVs, powersports, and Commercial vehicles are all allowed now,” Greg added.

It is locked down to US-based dealerships right now, it is not yet international.

Here is how the flow works from the local Google mobile search results last year:

Cars For Sale Google Business Profile

To manage vehicle listings through your Business Profile account, perform the following steps:

(1) Access your web Business Profile account at

(2) Select See your profile for the business that you want to change settings for.

(3) Click Edit profile, and then click Vehicle listings.

To manage your vehicle listings through a Google Search, perform the following steps:
(1) Search for your business’s name or “my business” on Google Search.

(2) Click Edit profile, and then click Vehicle listings.

Google calls this vehicle listings and posted more details including, “Vehicle listings on Google allows businesses to display their for sale vehicle inventory on various Google surfaces, including dealerships’ Business Profiles and Google Search. Google users can then search, filter, and easily learn more about vehicles for sale such as availability, pricing, and key information about the vehicles for sale, potentially directing customers to your business.”

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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Google Cotton Candy Machine



Google Cotton Candy Machine

Here is a cotton candy machine that was at the Google office for a YouTube Live event a few months back. I don’t think this machine lives there, I suspect Google rented it for the event, but I am not sure.

We did see some Googlers eating cotton candy a year ago… Just saying…

This was posted on Instagram.

This post is part of our daily Search Photo of the Day column, where we find fun and interesting photos related to the search industry and share them with our readers.

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SEOs Trust YMYL Content Less If It Is AI-Generated



Surgery Google

Lily Ray ran a Twitter poll asking SEOs if they trust content in the YMYL, your money or your life, category more, less or the same if it was written by AI. The vast majority of responses said they trust AI-generated content less than human-generated content.

Lily asked, “If a site offering Your Money, Your Life information/advice (health, finance, etc) indicates that the content was partially written using AI, does this make you trust the content:”

About 74% of the over 1,000 votes said AI-generated content would be trusted less, 22% said there is no difference – they would trust it the same and 4% said it would be trusted more.

Here is the poll with the “See answers” option:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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