I have to say, I am a little frustrated with the publication of the Google Passagen based ranking. I rant about it for a while and clear up a lot of things including the fact that it was a minor update and the scroll-to-text misinformation. Google may have released another unconfirmed search update on February 17th. Google said they could give us a way to prevent our content from showing up in Google Discover. Google's John Mueller posted plenty of details about penalties on Reddit. Did you know that you can potentially ride the Google Discover wave? Google said just stop worrying about stop words. The Google Search Console URL inspection tool has this trick that can be used to take a screenshot further down the page. The Google Search Console has changed the boundaries for the most important web vital signs. There was a poll where the SEOs voted whether they think the page experience update will be big or not. Google said it can handle JavaScript redirects, but not all search engines can. Google is testing product swipe features in search. Google image search tests a compass to examine additional images. Bing Local replaced Yelp reviews with Facebook and Foursquare. Google My Business automatically fills in some services. Google Maps did an insane amount of spam checks in 2020. Google Ads made responsive search ads the default ad type. Google Search Central announced its first live conference this week. 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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