This week we had two unconfirmed updates from the Google release after the useful content and link spam update ended. Google said the quality updates could affect crawling and indexing. Google Search Console updated the performance report for product tracking. Google also updated the video indexing report to improve error reporting. Google will ignore rules in robots.txt if they are delivered with a 4xx status code. Google said posting frequency doesn’t make something spam. Google’s John Mueller spoke more about the main section. Google will not make price changes for request indexing in Search Console. Google Ads is running Performance Max experiments. Google Business Profiles is testing adding more detail to attributes in local. Google Business Profiles has an image server error. Google Search is testing moving the order online button to the top. Google has a button to check local wait times. Google discontinued Google Posts statistics. Google Maps has new posting restrictions for user-generated content. Microsoft Bing is testing themes in the search bar. Google Search dropped podcast snippets in the list view. Google Search is testing perspectives and opinions. Additionally, Google announced mass layoffs while posting: 6% of its workforce. 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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