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Google Testing New Visual Stories Formats

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Google Testing New Visual Stories Formats


It looks like Google is testing new layouts and formats for the visual stories, formerly AMP stories. Brodie Clark shared some screen shots of the new designs on Twitter.

Here is the original format from years ago:

Google AMP Visual Stories

Nowadays, most people see this four pack grid layout:

But Google is also testing a three-pack grid:

And this carousel:

Here are more screenshots from Brodie:

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Google Search Console Bug Labelled Pages As Indexed When Not Indexed

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Google Search Console Bug Labelled Pages As Indexed When Not Indexed

Google just announced that it fixed a bug with Google Search Console that labeled pages as being indexed when they were not indexed. Google said this bug “affected many properties”.

Google wrote on Twitter “Today we fixed a Search Console issue that affected many properties: we were reporting pages that are not indexed as being indexed.”

Google said, “as a consequence, you might see a drop in your indexed pages in the Index Coverage report.”

So make sure to check your coverage report in Google Search Console to see if there are any major changes in the indexed versus not indexed report.

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This is not going to be a fun bug for many SEOs to report on to their clients or stakeholders. For all of you who were telling your clients X pages of the site is indexed by Google and now you need to tell them that only Y pages were indexed, that is not going to be fun.

Google also updated its issues page to write “August 17th – Search Console has corrected an internal problem where our systems were mislabeling the index status of some pages. As a result, some sites may see a decrease in the number of indexed URLs on their site. This does not reflect a change in user behavior, only a correction in the reporting.”

Forum discussion at Twitter.



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