– This week in search, Google announced an update named the Google Speed Update designed to downgrade the rankings of really slow mobile web pages. Google may have done an algorithm update this past week as well. Google is sending out more Search Console beta updates to users, with upgrades to the reports. Google confirmed the issue with Google AdSense publishers earnings drop, they blame crawler access issues due to the publisher side. Google said site splits and merges are slower for Google to process then whole site moves. GoogleBot can now see taller pages. Google’s John Mueller said be yourself, not your keywords. Google said no need to worry about the Meltdown and Spectre patches and slowdowns for search rankings. Google is testing another expandable sitelinks format. Google My Business now accepts video uploads and it finally seems to be working. Google is testing showing the number of views on a review. Google AdWords app now lets you add, edit and delete keywords. This week the search community honored Larry Markovitz, Annie Cushing, Pierre Far, Dawn Anderson and Danny Goodwin. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Google Speed Update: Google Algorithm Designed To Downgrade Slow Mobile Pages :
Possible Google Algorithm Update January 15th :
Google Search Console Beta Sends Invites To More Webmasters & Adds Features :
Google Confirms AdSense Earnings Drops, Blames Issue To Crawler Access :
Google AdSense To Publishers: AdSense Impressions From URLs Not Yet Crawled :
Google: Site Splits Or Merges Take Longer Than Site Moves :
GoogleBot Grows Taller: Reaches 12,140 Pixels High On Mobile & 9,307 Pixels High On Desktop :
Google’s John Mueller: Be Yourself & Not Your Keywords :
Google: Spectre & Meltdown Patches Shouldn’t Impact Your Search Rankings :
Another Google Expandable Sitelinks Format :
Google My Business Videos Now Live :
Google My Business Confirms Issues With New Video Uploads :
Google Tests Showing The Number Of Views On Reviews :
Google AdWords App Now Lets You Add/Edit/Delete Keywords :
Larry Markovitz – The Search Community Honors You :
Annie Cushing – The Search Community Honors You :
Pierre Far – The Search Community Honors You :
Dawn Anderson – The Search Community Honors You :
Danny Goodwin – The Search Community Honors You :