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Google Search Console Announcements Bar

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Google Search Console had this new bar at the top of the Search Console interface with announcements. It showed three types of announcements; informational, minor issue and major issue announcements. These showed up in blue, yellow and red respectively.

It is now gone, it was some sort of feature that Google did not want to be visible but if you missed it, here is what it looked like.

Here is a screenshot of them from yesterday when I covered it at Search Engine Land – click on the image to enlarge:

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John Mueller from Google said “If anyone else is seeing this in Search Console, this is a test on our side of the notification functionality that shouldn’t have been visible externally — sorry for the confusion.” So I guess this was just a test:

Here are some of the people who saw it early, around 3pm ET on December 28th:

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Brent Payne made a video of it as well:

I assume this will be used to communicate important announcements to all of us. They do not see to be site specific, but who knows…

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Forum discussion at Twitter.





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Google Search Says Removal Of Nazi Stuff In Search Results Is A Priority

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Google Search Says Removal Of Nazi Stuff In Search Results Is A Priority

Last Thursday, June 30th, a lot of folks across social media began to talk about how a search for [desk ornament] in Google Image Search brought up Swastikas, German Nazi items and more really horrible items. Danny Sullivan from Google escalated the issue to the Google Search team and said this is a priority for Google to fix. But just almost a week later, the results seem to still appear.

In fact, many news publications covered these details last week, we got Newsweek, The Mirror and Futurism, to name a few. But the results are still there and Googlers like Danny Sullivan and even Ginny Marvin on the ad side, are still apologizing.

Both are not just apologizing but also stating this is a priority for Google Search to resolve but that these things take time. Google simply cannot delete search results but Google instead needs to adjust its algorithms by figuring out where it failed and how to improve it – sadly those efforts take time.

I am a bit surprised Google has not done something more manual for these specific cases, but it may be a sign of a larger issue that Google uncovered and is working to address algorithmically.

Here is what the Google Image results look like for me for the query [desk ornament] (click to enlarge):

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Here is how Danny Sullivan of Google responded to some of the complaints – there were a lot, so I am sticking with one thread:

And then Ginny Marvin from the Google Ads team on some ads:

So yes, Google is making this a priority but changing algorithms takes time, the question is, how much time…

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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