I start off this week with the big Google webmaster report for August, it is a good one. Google has decided not to use safe browsing as a ranking signal in the Google page experience update. Google is now saying that the page experience update is not just a tie breaker ranking factor. Google said core updates can impact local and image search, which is a bit of a turn from what Google said before. Microsoft Bing announced its latest AI, MEB, Make Every feature Binary that improves search relevancy. Google has officially removed the generic rich results type from the performance reports. Google added math solver structured data guidelines. Google said you may see a benefit in search when someone steals your images. Google said queries helps it determine what to showing the knowledge panel. SEOs are super split on using nofollow, sponsored or follow links. Google said if you have downtime, the pages should come back into search faster than they dropped out. Google Ads for a period of time showed the search term data it removed last September. Microsoft Advertising launchd target impression share bidding, Integral Ad Science (IAS) protection, new automated extensions, labels for account organization and changes to unified accounts. Google is testing a new discussions carousel in the search results. Bing is testing a new lets chat search feature. Bing has a “did you mean” box in search. Google Analytics is trying to bring us Discover data and News Showcase data but ran into a snag. And if you want to help sponsor those vlogs, go to patreon.com/barryschwartz. That was the search news this week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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