2021 has been insane for unconfirmed updates to the Google search ranking algorithm and this week is no different with one starting the last weekend and one starting Wednesday through Thursday. Heck, we even have a really big unconfirmed update to the local Google search algorithm. Google announced this week that Google Hotel search results now support free listings. Microsoft Bing has launched a number of visual design upgrades to its search results page. According to Google, important field data can provide a tiny ranking advantage for the web. Google may have another bug because the recipe-rich result images are no longer showing. The Google Search Console has updated the extensive results report for both job advertisements and the structured FAQ and Q&A data. The Google PageSpeed Insights tool now supports HTTP / 2. Microsoft sent emails through the Bing Webmaster Tools to use the Bing WordPress URL submission plugin. Google said if Google has problems with your valid sitemap file, try renaming and resubmitting it. Google Posts are again being rejected en masse. Google is testing a box that shows the estimated prices in your area in the local package. Bing tests questions and answers in its local knowledge panel. Google has posted links to full coverage news in the search results. Google said it won't develop an alternative to identifiers to track you on the internet, but not everyone is happy with it. And finally ,. Google released this fun video showing how Google search has changed since 1998. Oh, and if you'd like to help sponsor these vlogs, visit patreon.com/barryschwartz. That was the search news this week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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