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Possible Issues With Google Search Console Canonicals & AMP Reporting

There may be some possible bugs or issues with Google Search Console reporting around some canonical URLs being reported in some URL Inspection reports and for the AMP enhancement report.

Google Reveals Cookie Alternative - FLoC

Yesterday, Google has took the cover off its alternative to cookies named FLoC or Federated Learning of Cohorts. FLoC basically clusters "large groups of people with similar interests"," this is data gathered in the browser, not stored anywhere, and it looks at the group and analyzes that data, creating a hidden individual "in the crowd," Google said.

Flagging Reviews In Google My Business Has Changes

Late last week, Google has updated the workflow to flag reviews within Google My Business. The new flow gives you a bit more detail and probably makes it easier for Google to route the reviews in the right priority to the right team for review.

Google Search Gains AR Photorealistic 3D Car Models

In December Google began adding streamed 3D content with AR features for cars. Now, according to Rajan Patel, the VP of Engineering at Google, said "today, AR just got a lot more real in Search." He added Google now has "photorealistic 3D models" of some cars.

Google Search Video Carousel Autoplaying Videos Previews

Back in 2017 we saw Google testing autoplaying video previews in the knowledge panel. Now it seems Google is autoplaying video thumbnails on overlay in the video carousel box in the search results.

Google Search Tests Sans Serif Font

The same day Google began rolling out its new mobile search design, Google also began testing a new font for its search results. Gemma Fontané notified me of this last Friday and provided side by side comparison screen shots on Twitter.

Google Robots At Google Poland Office

Daily Search Forum Recap: January 25, 2021

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...

Vlog #104: Dawn Beobide On Educating Your Developers On SEO (Part One)

I met up with Dawn Beobide, the Director of Marketing at Consumer Labs and she started doing SEO and marketing back in 1999 - Dawn goes way back to the super early days of the SEO industry. She calls herself an SEO Geek and she is, to the core...

Google: Digital Public Relations Is Not Spammy Link Building

Google's John Mueller has said something positive about one strategy SEOs use to attract attention and thus, hopefully, natural links. He said on Twitter "I love some of the things I see from digital pr, it's a shame it often gets bucketed with the spammy kind of link building. It's just as critical as tech SEO, probably more so in many cases."

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