Google is testing a new user interface for the “Things to do” carousel. In this test, Google is overlaying the results on top of the search results, instead of taking you into a new page and set of search results.
This was spotted by Khushal Bherwani who called this the Things to do carousel in pop up mode and he shared this video of it in action on Twitter:
I am not sure I like these overlays, Google has tried them before and they don’t seem to stick as something Google widely uses throughout Google Search too much.
What do you all think?
🆕 Google test “Things to do ” carousel in pop up mode.
↗️ When you click on profile, it shown in preview mode at same serp.
cc – @rustybrick
🎦 Here is the video in action.#thingstodo
— Khushal Bherwani (@b4k_khushal) June 28, 2022
Forum discussion at Twitter.
Daily Search Forum Recap: August 10, 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.
FYI, the Google outage that broke Google seems to be fixed. Google Lens data likely won’t be coming to Google Search Console anytime soon. Google looks like it is showing fewer rich result stars for the shopping verticle. Google now says dynamic rendering is a workaround, not a long-term solution, and should probably not be used. Google is testing showing all the search bar options and removing the “more” link. Google’s follow feature help docs now say use descriptive titles for RSS feeds and try to use a single feed.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google Search Showing Fewer Review Rich Results In Shopping Vertical
Google may be showing fewer reviews in the search result snippets, fewer review rich results, specifically when you filter by the shopping vertical. This seemed to happen right when Google released the Google Product Reviews update, there was a five percentage point drop in the number of review snippets for this category.
- Google Search Console Reporting To Gain Google Lens? Not Yet…
As Google Lens becomes more and more popular, SEOs are asking, will we be able to see what traffic we get from Google Lens in Google Search Console? The answer is that Google Search Console currently does not support showing Google Lens traffic or data and likely won’t in the foreseeable future.
- Google: Dynamic Rendering Is A Workaround and Not A Long-Term Solution
- Google Follow Feature Docs Now Say Use Descriptive Titles For RSS Feed & Use A Single Feed
Google has made a couple of tweaks to the documentation for the Follow Feature in Google Search. Google added you should use (1) descriptive titles for your RSS feed and (2) a single feed even if you have multiple.
- Google Search Tests Showing All Of The Menu Bar Options
Google is testing displaying all of the menu bar options under the Google Search bar. This is instead of showing the “more” button, to see more search options.
- Handstand By The Google Detroit Logo
Here is someone who is doing a handstand right by the Google signage that has logos of automakers, this is in the Google Detroit office. I use to post a number of photos of people doing handstands an
Other Great Search Threads:
Search Engine Land Stories:
Other Great Search Stories:
Industry & Business
Links & Content Marketing
Local & Maps
Mobile & Voice
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