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Google’s John Mueller said there has been a change to the SEO office-hours format he hosts often on Google Meet and YouTube. The change is that Google will only record and post the video of questions submitted ahead of time, live questions will not be recorded and shared in the recorded version.

He also seems to be not answering all questions anymore, instead he is pushing many more questions directly to the Google Search Central Help Forums.

John said “so for this session, I want to try something slightly different,” adding that he may try “variations” of this over time to see what works best. John explained that he wants to “focus the recorded session on the submitted questions,” so the first 30 minutes he recorded and didn’t take any live questions, instead he just answered the pre-submitted questions.

He told those who joined live, they can ask their questions but after the first part of the ~30 minute session, he said they will have “to be a little bit patient” and will have to wait to ask their questions live until the “submitted questions are done and the recording is complete.” He did say that you can ask “clarifying questions along the way if anything comes up that seems confusing or is a little bit unclear.” No one in this recorded ended up doing that, instead it was just John reading off those questions and answering what he could.

Why the change? He said two fold (1) makes it easier for us to digest and (2) helps him and Googlers “kind of prepare for these sessions.”

He added that the questions that are submitted that are “too specific or that lead too far off topic from from the submitted questions,” he “would strongly recommend going to the help forums.”

Here is the video so you can watch that part at the beginning:

I do assume this will lead to less nuggets of information from his videos that I cover here, which is sad but I guess that is what Google is trying to avoid – well, trying to avoid confusion from those nuggets of information.

Some are liking the new format:

Forum discussion at YouTube Community.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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Google Helpful Content System Update, Continuous Scroll On Desktop & Topic Refinements

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Google Helpful Content System Update, Continuous Scroll On Desktop & Topic Refinements

This week we had another confirmed update to the Google helpful content system; it is now global. Google also had a lot of volatility over the previous week, unrelated to this confirmed update. Google officially rolled out continuous scroll on desktop search this week. Google also officially launched topic refinements in the mobile search results but is also testing it on desktop. Google Search Console said the Subscribe with Google sites might see an increase in impressions and clicks in the search performance report. Google’s Gary Illyes recommended you load content before JavaScript if you get a Search Console notice. Google is testing removing the estimated number of search results. Google is testing showing short product reviews in the product thumbnail images. An SEO poll asks if link building is as effective or not. Google said SafeSearch could be triggered by a lot of explicit and extreme cursing. Google said set up tests to see if your site is blocking Googlebot. Google Business Profiles has a bug with uploading logos or images. Google updated the keyword planner to let you organize keywords into ad groups. Microsoft Advertising released a bunch of new features. I posted the monthly Google webmaster report this week. Finally, Google posted the top trending searches for 2022. And if you want to help sponsor those vlogs, go to patreon.com/barryschwartz. That was the search news this week at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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