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.
Google has posted revised site name resources based on the changes that rolled out last week. Bing Chat’s new infrastructure upgrade is taking longer than expected. These Bing search ads are super hard to find. Google removed some help documents around Google News sitemaps. Google is testing new bold underlined titles and also triangular three dots for search result snippets. Plus, the last episode with Microsoft Bing’s Fabrice Canel is out, where we discuss the next big thing in search.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Vlog #234: Fabrice Canel On Sitemaps & Next Big Thing In Search
In part one, we learned more about Fabrice Canel of Microsoft Bing and spoke about indexing quality. In part two we dig more into the concern around content generation through generative AI tools and IndexNow…
- Google’s Revised Site Name Questions & Resources Thread
With the updates to Site names last week, Google decided to post a revised set of questions, FAQs, resources, support and timelines on the whole Google Search site name bit in the Google Webmaster Help forums.
- Bing Chat New Infrastructure Upgrade Taking Longer Than Expected – 30% Out
Microsoft is working hard to upgrade the Bing Chat infrastructure. This will not only make Bing Chat faster and more reliable but also enable features like third-party plugins and nosearch. But this upgrade is taking longer than expected, according to Bing’s CEO, Mikhail Parakhin.
- Can You Spot The Ad Label On These Microsoft Bing Search Ads?
Here are two screenshots of search ads in the Bing Search results. Let me know how long it takes you to find the “ad” label on these ads. It took me a while, like a good 20-30 seconds to find the ad label on these ads.
- Google Search Tests Bold & Underlined Title Links For Snippets & Triangle About This Result Icon
Google seems to be testing bolding and underlining the title links in the search results snippets in the mobile search interface. Google is also testing a triangular format for the three dots icon used for the about this result feature.
- Google Drops Google News Sitemap Validation & Errors Help Documents
Google has removed a couple of the Google News sitemaps help documentation. I should note, it seems these were removed a very long time ago, but the links to those documents still exist – but return a 404, page not found error.
- Googlers Baking Cookies At The GooglePlex
Here are some photos I found on Instagram of some Googlers baking cookies at the Google office, the GooglePlex, in Mountain View, California. They posted, “Fun day of baking at work!! Took a cooking c
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