– This week in search, I go into more detail on the search algorithm and ranking changes we are noticing. I discuss how my original theory on featured snippets was wrong. I also talk about Google’s stern warning and reminder that articles for links is a bad thing. Google said there is such a thing as over optimization and it can hurt. Google said not all ads above the fold are bad. Google Assistant is available on iOS as a standalone app but why not part of the main search app? Google said again, there is no sandbox. Google said there is no limit on the domain diversity. Google has launched a personal search filter. Google tests an “on this page” feature in the snippets. Google is testing a new design for people also search for. Google AdWords is launching the new interface to all advertisers by year of the end. Google Attribution launched this week, it is pretty cool. Google AdWords is beta testing search ads landing pages with AMP. Google is testing hotel price labels on the map. Google My Business will now notify you of when customers upload photos of your local business. Google Analytics is testing a new home feature. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Google Search Ranking & Algorithm Shifts Still Underway :
Theories On Google Algorithm Update & Changes Last Week :
Google Warns: Don’t Do Article Creation For Links :
Google: SEO Over Optimization Can Eventually Hurt Your Rankings :
Google: No, Not All Ads Above The Fold Are Bad :
Should Google Assistant Be Part Of Google’s Core iOS App :
Google Again: There Was No Sandbox… :
Google: There Is Not Limit To How Many Times A URL Can Show On First Page :
Google Adds Personal Tab To Search Filters :
Google Tests “On This Page” Buttons In Search Results Snippets :
Google Tests New People Also Search For Carousel Interface :
Google’s New AdWords Interface To Launch To All By End Of Year :
Google Attribution Merging AdWords, Google Analytics & DoubleClick Search :
Google AdWords Beta For Search Ads With AMP Landing Pages :
Google Tests Clickable Hotel Prices In Map View :
Google My Business Adds Photos Notifications :
Google Analytics Tests New Home Dashboard View? :