Google Core Update Tremors, English Product Reviews, Search Console Updates, Twitter Follow-ups, UI Changes, and More

Just when you thought Google’s core update was done, we’ve seen some big tremors this week that make us question if it was actually done. The Google Product Reviews update is still rolling out to English content only. Google Search Console updated its reports to show invalid or valid, nothing in between. Google Search Console legacy messaging will go away on August 1. Twitter, for some reason, seemed to have removed the nofollow attribute from links. Google is testing a featured snippet card design which is pretty cool, got four answers. Google is testing hiding the local package in an expandable menu. Bing is testing a local package that opens on the same screen. Google is testing a new explore section. Google is testing a section on the right panel that scrolls with you. Google Search is testing new shopping filters on mobile devices. Bing is testing showing coupons in search snippets. The Google business profiles box in search shows a “profile strength” widget. Google’s Things To Know appears in 1% of queries according to RankRanger. Google is testing the full “ad” tag in the local package. Google Ads will address concerns about third-party sales requests and bad advice. Google AdSense launched shopping links. Microsoft Advertising now requires some advertisers to verify the identity of the advertiser. Google is holding one of their first in-person SEO meetings and it’s at the Google NYC office, I’ll be there, hope to see you. 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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