Daily Search Forum Recap: May 22, 2020

May 22, 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:

  • IMO we don't do anything special for IDNs or IDN TLDs (other than the punycode handling, there's no need to handle them individually). There was quite a bit involved with the first IDN TLDs,, John Mueller on Twitter
  • It doesn't really matter if it "counts", does it? Over time, as your site grows in importance on the web, as its reputation among users grows for providing unique, compelling, & high-quality content, Googl, John Mueller on Twitter
  • Automation can play a unique role in helping you respond to the impact of COVID-19 in real time. Consider these tips and tools when adjusting your media strategy ➡ https://t.co/kLkGmFsoMD https://t.co/17IldYYil4, Google Ads on Twitter
  • Let people know that your entrance, restrooms, and more are wheelchair accessible before they arrive. ♿ Potential customers will soon have accessibility information more prominently displayed in @googlemaps. Update y, Google My Business on Twitter
  • Twitter Tests Tweet Author Controls Limiting Conversation and Replies, WebmasterWorld
  • Facebook Shops Now Open on Facebook and Instagram, WebmasterWorld

Search Engine Land Stories:

  • How to measure content KPIs during COVID [Video]
  • Shopify SEO Guide: How to increase organic traffic to your store

Other Great Search Stories:


  • A/B Testing for Copywriters: Setting up Google Optimize, SEOButler
  • Automate Data Import to Google Analytics, Towards Data Science
  • Google Tag Manager Tips & Tricks for Beginners, Tatvic
  • Install Google Tag Manager And Optimize Your Site Results!, Lyfe Marketing
  • KPIs vs. Metrics: What’s the Difference & How Do You Measure Both?, Databox Blog

Industry & Business

  • Apple, Google contact tracing API launches, The Washington Post
  • Sundar Pichai says Google has ‘more resources invested in diversity’ than ever, The Verge

Local & Maps

  • Apple will maintain bumper to bumper control of 'Apple Car' project, says Morgan Stanley, Appleinsider
  • Find wheelchair accessible places with Google Maps, Google Blog
  • Helping COVID-19 responders find hotels, Google Blog

Mobile & Voice

  • Google debuts Actions Blocks Assistant shortcuts for Android, 9to5Google
  • Google Pixel 4a apparently won't launch until July at the earliest, 9to5Google
  • Google Podcasts for iOS updated with CarPlay support, Engadget
  • Apple Smart Glasses Delayed by Coronavirus, Will Cost $500: Report, Voicebot


  • Bing Rank Tracker: How to Check Bing Rankings & Why You Should, Raven Blog
  • How to Create SEO-Friendly URLs (Step-by-Step), Ahrefs
  • How to Improve Your SEO in 2020 [14 Proven Tactics], HigherVisibility
  • Job Search Engine Using Occupation Vectors, SEO By The Sea
  • The Ultimate SEO Copywriting Guide [2020], SEM Rush
  • 5 Common Objections to SEO (& How to Respond) - Best of Whiteboard Friday, Moz


  • Google Audience-Based Campaign Restructure, PPC Hero
  • Google Local Service Ads: Are They Worth It?, Portent
  • How real-time marketing benefits brands, Google Blog
  • How Data Science Can Improve PPC Performance, PPC Hero
  • PPC opportunities for SMBs as costs fall during COVID-19, Vertical Leap
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