– Another busy week in search where we had a possible Google search ranking algorithm update on Wednesday. Google said they will index all new unknown sites to them using mobile-first indexing by default starting on July 1st. Google fixed their indexing issue from Thursday night and if you are still having issues then it is unrelated to any bugs with Google. SEOs are having a blast with the favicons in the mobile search resulted. Google is already penalizing or removing favicons that don’t comply with their guidelines. The local pack ad icon looks even worse. But Google hints that the favicon removals may be automated, but I am not sure. Google said they will be notifying non-mobile-first indexing sites of problems they need to fix, but may expand that to sites already in mobile-first indexing that may also have problems. Google implied that the August 1st core update from last year may have been somewhat focused on medical content. Google said they are working on fixing their issues with search quality in some countries. Google launched their 3D image object feature on mobile with AR support and it is fun. LinkedIn admitted they got hit by the February 2017 Phantom update. Google is likely not removing the disavow tool despite some rumors. Google can crawl web workers but be careful. Chrome’s omnibox is now showing image thumbnails for search suggestions. Google is now letting restaurants add popular dishes. Google has been updating their developer docs. Google AdSense is making some big changes including removing text only ads. Google AdSense also has stopped showing tons of ads for publishers. Google has launched 15 conferences in India to help webmasters. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Early Signs Of A Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update :
Google To Index New Web Sites Using Mobile-First Indexing By Default :
Google Fixed The Indexing Issue Again & Again :
Google: Our Indexing Issues Fully Resolved – Really :
SEOs Enjoying Google’s Favicon Mobile Search Results Interface :
Google Already Penalizing Favicons In Search :
Google Local Pack Ad Label Feels Even More Subtle :
Google Hints That Favicon Removals From Search May Be Automated :
Google To Notify Old Sites Not On Mobile-First Indexing But Maybe Not New Sites :
Google Implies It Got Better At Judging Quality Of Medical Sites :
Google Search Quality In Romania & Other Countries Being Worked On :
Live: Google 3D Objects With AR Support In Search :
LinkedIn Says They Got Hit By A Google Algorithm Update In February 2017 :
Google Disavow Tool Not Going Away – Just Use The Old Version For Now :
Google Can Crawl Web Workers That Schedule Work Immediately :
Google Chrome Omnibox Image Thumbnails In Search Suggestions :
Google Lets Restaurants & Customers Add/Edit Popular Dishes :
Google Busy Updating Developer Docs For SEOs & Webmasters :
Big Changes To Google AdSense Including Removing Text-Only Ads :
Google AdSense Ads Not Displaying – Widespread Complaints :
15 Google Webmaster Conferences In India Coming Soon :