Eric Hedekar from Moz, formerly STAT, said that now about half of the videos shown in the Google mobile results have changed in terms of how they are displayed. Instead of the carousel video format, Google is showing more of a list view according to Eric. Eric posted on Twitter "We're seeing roughly half of the video results on mobile take this new formatting."Here is the new list view format (which isn't new but rolling out more):Here is carousel view that most people probably remember seeing more often these days:So I guess the list view is coming back in style?Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Is Google Showing More Videos In List View Vs Carousel View?
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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: Google: Meta Robots Nofollow Is A Hint Also Gary Illyes from Google clarified last night that if you place a nofollow in your robots meta tags, it will also follow the new rules as the nofollow link attribute. Hence, as Gary said "Meta robots nofollow is a hint now, like rel-nofollow." Although the robots won't support the new ugc and sponsored attributes. Google Ads Extends Removal Of Accelerated Delivery By 20 More Days Google Ads has announced they are delaying the removal of the accelerated delivery option from September 17, 2019 to October 7, 2019. This gives you an additional 20-days to prepare your campaigns and stop using this accelerated delivery option. WordPress To Adopt Google's New rel=ugc in Next Release Joost de Valk, from Yoast but a person who is super tight with WordPress, said WordPress … [Read more...] about Daily Search Forum Recap: September 12, 2019
Gary Illyes from Google clarified last night that if you place a nofollow in your robots meta tags, it will also follow the new rules as the nofollow link attribute. Hence, as Gary said "Meta robots nofollow is a hint now, like rel-nofollow." Although the robots won't support the new ugc and sponsored attributes. Gary said this on Twitter:1. There's no meta robots ugc and sponsored, it won't do anything if you add that.John Mueller from Google clarified as well saying "The robots meta tag remains the same as before, noindex affects the page, nofollow affects the links on the page. It's just that nofollow on the links is now different. There's no ugc or sponsored for the robots meta tag."Here are those tweets:Here are bit more tidbits on this topic from Gary:Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google: Meta Robots Nofollow Is A Hint Also
Joost de Valk, from Yoast but a person who is super tight with WordPress, said WordPress will adopt the new link attributes announced by Google the other day. He said it will be introduced in the next release because "it's a one line change" to the code base.Specifically he is talking about having links in comments tagged not with just the nofollow link attribute but the rel="ugc" for user generated content link attribute. Joost said he will make sure this is done in the next release.Here is his tweet:This is in response to the tweet about the new link attributes, including how the nofollow changes to a hint, the new rel="sponsored" and the new rel="ugc" link attributes. You can learn more about those over here. … [Read more...] about WordPress To Adopt Google’s New rel=ugc in Next Release
Google's John Mueller confirmed that although the nofollow link attribute is just a hint now, there is still no need to use the disavow link tool for links that are nofollowed. He said on Twitter "You definitely don't need to disavow nofollow links -- not before, not now."Here are John's tweets:So the only reason to disavow links that are already nofollowed is just in case that site owner removes the nofollow from the link and you are worried you don't take notice to that change. But like he previously said, there is no harm in disavowing links that are nofollowed.But Google said no need to disavow nofollowed links now, before, or later with this change to the nofollow link attribute.Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google: No Need To Disavow Nofollowed Links