This week I mentioned the monthly Google webmaster report that I posted. Google also had an indexing problem where it could not index new content for 24 hours, it seems to be solved now. Google has updated its algorithm to show less pornography for some searches. Google has added podcast search functions to Google Search. Google dropped the magnifying glass for the words search in its search bar. Google said it doesn't show you Google Assistant answers in the Google Search Console report. Google Search Console now sends monthly performance reports. Google's tools now support the evergreen GoogleBot, but the evergreen GoogleBot is now on Chrome 75 and not yet on Chrome 76. Google says they don't index parts of a page independently. Google said the number of words is not a ranking factor. Google also said that when you use images for links, you must add alt text to those images. Google has launched the sticky image search function. Google has also launched the Google Question Hub that answers so many questions I had over the past two years. Google wants to know what you want them to post on the Google Search Developer Portal. Google said that 65% of all searches are now really mobile? Google Ads immediately tells agency customers no to specific requests, which is super bad. Google Ads launched a visual map for account structures. Google Maps has added the new AR function, tons of travel tools and functions. Google My Business has launched insights into messages and other features. Google Local pack tests more carousel functions. Google My Business has a store code error. Take part in the Rand Fishkin survey. Did you also miss the vlogs with Paul Shapiro and Mary Bowling? That was looking for the search engine round table last week.
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