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:
- Google: We’re Not Going To Index All Your Pages
John Mueller of Google had to tell one SEO that it is not going to happen, Google is not going to index all of the pages on his web site. The site has over 800,000 pages and Google has only indexed 3,000 of those pages. John told this webmaster “They’ll possibly never be indexed.”
- Google: Keep Security Certificate On Your Redirected URLs On Site Merges
So you have myolddomain.com and you are moving to mynewdomain.com, do you need to renew the security certificate for the domain myolddomain.com if you are just going to be redirecting it to mynewdomain.com. The answer is probably yes, not necessarily for search engines but users may get a browser error on the redirect.
- Google My Business: Car Dealerships Now Can Have Multiple Listings
Google has updated its help documents to allow car dealerships to have multiple Google My Business listings within Google Local and Google Maps. Google said a single car dealership can have a listing for each brand it sells, plus a listing for each brand’s sales, parts, or services departments.
- Google Local Service Ads For Personal Injury Lawyers
Ben Fisher shared an email he received from Google about Google expanding the local service ads to personal injury lawyers and personal injury law firms. Local service ads are typically found for plumbers, electricians and the like – but soon, personal injury law firms.
- Google: Hreflang Annotations Not Processed Until All Pages In The Set Are Crawled & Indexed
Gary Illyes from Google wrote in a Reddit thread that “generally” your hreflang annotations are not processed or picked up until all the pages in the set that you are linking to are crawled and re-indexed. He wrote “Generally the hreflang annotations are picked up once all pages that you linked together with them are crawled and (re)indexed.”
- Google Beijing Sleep Pod
We have covered many of the Google rooms and locations where Googlers can sleep but here is a classic sleep pod, I believe from the Google Beijing office – maybe? This is a real classic “sleep pod” y
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- I am Barry Schwartz. I love search and write a lot about it. : TechSEO, Reddit
- In this episode of Search Console Training, @danielwaisberg discusses the sitemaps report in Search Console. ❓ What is it? ? Do you need one? ? How to submit a sitemap and track its status? Watch now → https, Google Webmasters on Twitter
- Good news from Etsy one day, bad news the next -> Etsy has pulled thousands of coronavirus-themed products from its website to prevent people from exploiting the outbreak for profit The pages are still indexed, don’t 404, and, Glenn Gabe on Twitter
- I remember using @yahoo when you could spend an hour to check out all of the new pages on the web. The web’s come really far, it’s cool to see that there are still so many changes happening!, John Mueller on Twitter
- It’s not magic – use your log files., John Mueller on Twitter
- We’ve found it, a pull request has been done to fix it. It will be included in the next release of Yoast SEO. We’ll share a release candidate with you here as soon as we have one! Unfortunate, Joost de Valk on Twitter
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