Daily Search Forum Recap: March 1, 2024

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.

Google has new structured data carousel beta details for rich results. Google now lets you opt out of place entities in page insights. Google Business Profiles customer interactions updates every few days. Google wrote in a court document that its search quality has improved. Google AdSense has offerwall messages. I posted the weekly SEO video recap as well.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google Structured Data Carousels Beta Documentation Added

    Google has added new structured data carousel beta documentation, also known as host carousel. Google wrote that this is “a new carousel rich result that’s in beta, which is a list-like rich result that people can scroll horizontally to see more entities from a given site (also known as a host carousel).”

  • Google Court Document Says Search Quality Continues To Improve

    Google has posted its post-trial debrief document for the DOJ trial that talks about many different things, including stating that its search quality continues to improve. We covered its statement that Microsoft Bing Search had search quality issues earlier.

  • Now You Can Opt Out Of Google Search Place Entities In Page Insights

    Google has added a form where you can now request to opt out of displaying in the place entity feature in Page Insights to users in the European Economic Area (EEA). Page Insights is that button you can press while on a website using the Google app to get more details about that web page, I think it was called SGE while browsing.

  • Google Updates Business Profiles Customer Interactions Every Few Days

    When you search for you Google Business Profile in Google, Google may show you the number of “customer interactions.” The question is, how often is that number updated? Matt McGee said in the Local Search Forum that he believes it is updated every 2-3 days.

  • Google AdSense Offerwall Messages (Beta)

    For the past year or more, Google AdSense (and Ad Manager) has this feature named Offerwall messages (Beta). Google AdSense has recently pushed it more via the AdSense console interface and more publishers are noticing it.

  • Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Volatility, Tons Of Google Bugs, Most Read Articles, Bing Deep Search & Quality & SEOs Not Loving Google

    We had two periods of Google Search ranking volatility this week, one last weekend and one on Thursday or so. Google court documents say search quality has improved and not degraded. Google dropped the see more results in the local panel this week for a period of time until it fixed…

  • Cute Product Expert Summit Android Figurine With Backpack

    Here is some more fun Google Product Expert Summit swag and giveaways that I found cute. It is this small Android figurine with a cute little yellow backpack. And yes, it says PSE on it.

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