Daily Search Forum Recap: May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020 • 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.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Forum Threads:

  • SEO is so broad that I think 30 questions wouldn't be useful. It's like having a list of 30 questions all teachers should be able to answer. People are smart & clever in their own ways, you don't, John Mueller on Twitter
  • Facebook Acquires GIF Hosting Platform GIPHY, WebmasterWorld
  • Report: U.S. Justice Dept. to File Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google, WebmasterWorld
  • Google Facing GDPR Privacy Complaint in E.U., WebmasterWorld

Search Engine Land Stories:

  • Replay: Foursquare, PlaceIQ CEOs join Live with Search Engine Land
  • Google to sunset Gallery ads beta, focus on Image Extensions
  • More missing Google My Business reviews appearing as publication speed picks up
  • Google Search Console API to stop supporting HTTP and JSON-RPC requests

Other Great Search Stories:


  • How To Exclude URL Query Parameters in Google Analytics, Bounteous

Industry & Business

  • GIPHY to Join Facebook as Part of the Instagram Team, Medium
  • Justice Department, State Attorneys General Likely to Bring Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google, Wall Street Journal
  • Google Australia pays more tax, but still makes billions on local sales counted in Singapore, ABC News
  • Google Faces Privacy Complaint for Tracking Users in EU, Bloomberg

Local & Maps

  • Google Maps Update for Data Studio: What It Is & How to Use It, Seer Interactive

Mobile & Voice

  • Google Nest Hub and other Assistant smart displays gain improved smart home controls, Android Central
  • How to factory reset Google Home, Nest Home, Nest Hub, and Chromecast, Android Police
  • Learn how you can build versatile apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant with this training, Boing Boing


  • Canonical URLs: A Beginner‘s Guide to Canonical Tags, SEM Rush
  • How to Perform a Website Audit, Searchmetrics
  • How to Use Google Alerts for Your SEO Strategy, Seer Interactive
  • Orphan Pages & SEO | What Are Orphan Pages & How Do I Find Them?, Botify
  • Structured Data Not Supported for Unpaid Listings in Google Shopping Tab, Brodie Clark Consulting
  • How to Get Quick Results With SEO Sprints: The DriveSafe Case Study, Moz
  • SEO Tasks For Lockdown, Koozai


  • COVID-19 Impacts on eCommerce Marketing Key Performance Indicators, Go Inflow
  • Google’s Rising Retail Categories Report Gives Advertisers Consumer Behavior Trend Data, Merkle
  • How app developers can optimize ads revenue during COVID-19, Google Blog
  • How much do Google Ads cost?, Vertical Leap
  • Update to business operations verification program (June 2020), Google Advertising Policies Help
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