This week has been a little slower than a normal week, but don't worry, it won't last. Google's Gary Illyes talked about how Google is using more expensive, faster storage for more important content. Google updated its crawl statistics report to handle additional types of crawls. He also talked about Google's efforts to be different with the content languages stored in its index. Google said that paying bloggers to write dofollow content for you is against the guidelines. Google is still testing adding third-party links to the main body of the featured snippets. Google has expandable knowledge panels. Google search also tests expandable carousels with accordion-style search results. Does Google rank health and medical websites too well for non-health or medical content? Google said it was best to put structured data on the page instead of using Google Tag Manager. Google said there is no time frame for when Google will soften your out of stock products. Google is pushing for more local news to appear in search results. Google's local review summaries will test grouping by summaries and display third-party reviews. Google shows old Google posts in a company's local knowledge area. Google Ads is expanding the Insights tab for more advertisers. Oh, and if you'd like to sponsor these vlogs, go to patreon.com/barryschwartz. That was the search news this week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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