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.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Nofollow Change, Google & Bing Updates, Mobile-First Indexing Push & More
So, March 1st is this Sunday and Google said it can start using nofollowed links for crawling and indexing but Google said you shouldn’t see anything on your end…
- Google Nofollow Change March 1st But Google Says Don’t Expect Any Change Yet
So the big nofollow link attribute change is coming March 1st, which is this Sunday. But it seems like we shouldn’t really see anything happen on March 1st, at least based on how Gary Illyes and John Mueller of Google are both saying we shouldn’t see any changes on March 1st. Why?
- Google: Don’t Lose Sleep Over Others Scraping Your Content
John Mueller of Google said on Twitter that he wouldn’t lose sleep over others scraping your copyrighted content. He said “there’s a lot of scraped content out there which has minimal visibility, it’s not always worth losing sleep over it.”
- Bing: Webmaster Tools Shows Data For The Normalized URL
Bing said on Twitter that Bing Webmaster Tools shows data for the normalized URL. So you do not need to verify all the variations. Bing said “Http, https, www., Non www, etc and the all the reports are for that normalized URL.” This is not how most methods work on Google Search Console, with the exception of the domain properties verification.
- Google Rich Results Test Tool Now Previews How-To Rich Results
Google has added another Google Home Hub and smart display feature to the Google rich results test. You can now see a preview of your how-to rich results in the tool. Here is a screen shot from Google via Twitter.
- Wheel Of Fortune: GMB Is A Dumpster Fire
This may or may not have been photoshopped by Yan Gilbert, but he posted this on Twitter. A screen shot of Wheel Of Fortune, the game show, showing GMB is a dumpster fire. Is it real? I don’t know.
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