– We reported this morning that Google may be doing an algorithmic update, so check in on your rankings. Google said they launched close to 2,500 changes in search last year. Google sent out tons of mobile-first indexing enabled notices this week. But many sites are still not on mobile-first indexing and that is okay. Bing finally now shows AMP results in some of their search results. Google said they do index content in tabs for mobile indexing, even some say they don’t. Google said it is about intent when it comes to spamming Google with translated content. Bing has dropped their public submit URL to index tool. Can you hypnotize someone for links, is that against Google’s guidelines? Google is testing a blue badge icon for government sites? Google image search is testing image search refinement buttons with images. Google sitselinks carousels now also show images. Google is testing tabs for branded knowledge panels. Google Maps is showing future open dates for businesses. Google My Business reviews can be edited directly in the local panel. Google added videos to shopping ads. Google Maps is now supported on Apple CarPlay. I am offline Monday and Tuesday of this and next week, I do hope to have stories scheduled. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Google Search Algorithm Shifts Around September 19th? :
Google Search Launched 2,453 Changes In 2017 :
Google Sends Out Many Mobile-First Indexing Enabled Notices :
Google Mobile First Indexing Migrations Not Done – Will Takes Years :
Bing Finally Adds AMP To Search Results :
Google: We Index & Rank Content In Accordions & Tabs Fully Despite Some Studies :
Google Responds To Auto-Translated Content Spam Issue; It’s About Intent :
Bing Also Drops Public URL Submit To Index Tool :
Google Guidelines: Can You Hypnotize Someone For Links? :
Google Blue Shield Icon In Snippets For Some Government Sites? :
Google Image Search Tests Image Refinement Buttons :
New Google Sitelinks With Image Thumbnails :
Google Tests Tabs On Branded Knowledge Panels :
Google Maps Showing Future Open Dates For Businesses :
Google My Business Reviews Can Now Be Edited In Local Panel :
Google Ads Adds Videos To Shopping Ads With Showcase Shopping Ads :
Google Maps Now On Apple CarPlay & It’s Okay :