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 Search Generative Experience now brings in content from reviews and photos via Google Business Profiles. Google now lets you virtually try on clothing with AI. Google Lens is coming to Bard and it can also detect some skin conditions. Google launched a new search quality spam report form. Google AdSense finally now integrates with Google Analytics 4.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google Search Generative Experience Sources Reviews & Photos From Business Profiles
Google announced it upgraded the Google Search Generative Experience experiment to now also bring in reviews and photos from not just the web but also from Google Business Profiles. This makes Google SGE better at helping you plan trips, travel, restaurants and so on.
- Google Bard Gets Lens, Lens Detects Skin Conditions & Helps You Shop
Google announced a slew of things yesterday around Google Lens, the big items is that Google Lens is coming to Google Bard. Also, Google Lens can detect skin conditions, help you shop and a lot more.
- Google Search For Clothing Adds Virtual Try-On Models
Google announced it is rolling out a feature to try on clothing and products on models virtually. This virtual try-on uses generative AI to show you clothes on a wide selection of real models, Google said. Google is also releasing new filters for apparel results.
- Google’s New Search Quality Feedback Form
Google has released a new spam or as they call it, search quality feedback form. This form allows you to submit feedback around not just spam but paid links, malicious behavior, low quality, and other search quality issues.
- Finally: Google AdSense Integrates With Google Analytics 4
After many promises and just two weeks before the Google Analytics 4 deadline, AdSense now links and integrates directly with GA4. You can finally link your AdSense earnings data with your Google Analytics 4 profiles.
- Google Floor Compass
Here is a photo from the Google office in Mountain View, California, aka the GooglePlex, and you can see on the tile there is a compass. This way Googlers and Dooglers alike know which direction they
Other Great Search Threads:
- EU Says Google Should Break Up Digital Ad Business, WebmasterWorld
- For anyone that’s been wanting to proactively manage their social media profiles on GBP, this is finally an attribute that can be submitted via api 🙌🏾 (not sure if it will be added to search editor in the future), Krystal Taing on Twitter
- Google’s @edantaylor responds to EU’s antitrust complaints over Google’s ad business, Barry Schwartz on Twitter
- It could make it un-mobile-friendly, since that’s a common way to deal with responsive design. It doesn’t have to though., John Mueller on Twitter
- Some of the subreddits that went dark have dropped in visibility heavily. But the ones that have opened back up are quickly returning to the SERPs (which you’d expect). Interesting to track. Here is gaming and science. They are, Glenn Gabe on Twitter
- GA4 now passing Landing Page & Landing Page + Query String natively to Looker Studio!, Brie E Anderson on Twitter
- I’d ignore it. For some sites, that displayed text is stale and not correct. You can check the primary crawler in the crawl stats. Unless your site does not work at all on mob, John Mueller on Twitter
Search Engine Land Stories:
Other Great Search Stories:
Industry & Business
Links & Content Marketing
Local & Maps
Mobile & Voice
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