Daily Search Forum Recap: July 29, 2022

Jul 29, 2022 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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 has updated its search quality raters guidelines PDF last night, you want to check it out. Google now says core web vitals are not scored on noindexed pages. Google said age verification sites probably won't show in Google Discover. Google Maps added aerial views, more biking details, and much more. Google confirmed that embedding iframes with noindex does not hurt the page. Plus I posted the weekly SEO video recap, check it out, and subscribe.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

  • For the query “apple”, how would you rate these two results on a scale of 1-4? What about on a scale of 1-10? What if we told you that the choice of scale is absolutely critical for getting search right? Bonus: we are r, Neeva on Twitter
  • Do sites that you work with have a notion of "technical debt" when it comes to SEO? Do you have any particular name for it?, John Mueller on Twitter
  • Have an #ecommerce site? Watch here https://t.co/QbRdFgfnhM to learn 6 tips for improving your appearance in search results., Google Search Central on Twitter
  • I used the default @GoogleAds support for the first time in years. Wow, that was a waste of time. I even made a >1 min video to explain the issue - it didn't help. Canned useless info was all I could get. I have some reps tha, Brad Geddes on Twitter
  • Here's one way you could test it instead: open a random HTML page, take some of the HTML comments, and search for them on Google., John Mueller on Twitter
  • Hi, What kind of richsnippet is the scrolling banner on this SERP? 😁 C'est quel genre de richsnippet le bandeau qui défile sur cette SERP ?, Etienne Briand on Twitter
  • It's a bit quiet here, because I'm lining things up for a bunch of upcoming events, so stay tuned for that :) - A virtual Unconference - A few in-person meetups - Two bigger in-person events!, Martin Splitt on Twitter
  • What is the first thing you do when you get access to a new GSC profile?, Eli Schwartz on Twitter

Search Engine Land Stories:

  • How I earned a knowledge panel without a Wikipedia page
  • Google search quality rater guidelines update: What has changed
  • Neeva shares search rating guidelines for technical queries
  • Google search quality raters guidelines updated today

Other Great Search Stories:


  • Custom Alerts in Google Analytics 4 - (The Complete Guide), Data Driven U
  • How to Build a Better Data Strategy, Merkle
  • You Can Now Change Cookie Expiration And Cookie Update Settings Using The Google Analytics Interface, tl;dr Marketing

Industry & Business

  • Why Google Sued the Descendants of a Railroad Tycoon and a Civil War General, Wired
  • DoJ okays Google's acquisition of Mandiant, The Register

Links & Content Marketing

  • Is It Time for Content Marketers To Care About Web3? 20+ Experts Weigh In, Content Marketing Institute
  • What Do You Do When Inspiration for Your Content Marketing Wanes? [Rose-Colored Glasses], Content Marketing Institute

Local & Maps

  • Google Maps makes major update to cycling navigation, Road
  • How to use multi-stop routes in Apple Maps and iOS 16, Pocket Lint

Mobile & Voice

  • Google on how Nest Hub Max ‘Look and Talk’ works, 9to5Google
  • Google Pixel Buds Pro review: Great ANC meets the best Google Assistant experience, Tom's Guide


  • 5 Ways to use Natural Language Generation for SEO, iPullRank
  • How to Accelerate Your Marketing Strategy with Product-Led SEO, Search Pilot
  • How To Start Selling SEO Services, Semrush
  • Neeva Query Result Rating Instructions for Technical Queries, Neeva
  • Search Console connector - Connect to the GSC API in one click and go beyond the 1,000-row UI limit, tl;dr Marketing
  • SERP Keyword Extractor to Find Alternate Keywords To Include In Title, tl;dr Marketing


  • Lead Generation for Insurance Agents: How Insurance Agencies Can Utilize PPC?, PPC Expo

Other Search

  • Our 5 Doodle for Google finalists illustrate self-care, Google Blog


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