Well, that was an interesting week, to say the least. Monday afternoon we saw some crazy swings in Google search rankings with really unusual search results from Google. It turned out that Google's indexing system had a glitch that affected the search results you saw Monday night. The problem lasted for several hours and Google confirmed that it was fixed. Yesterday, Google posted a video on how Google Search works to make improvements, including the fact that 3,620 search improvements were made in 2019. Google Image Search works with this highlighting and scrolling down feature, which seems strange. Google tests people who also ask on the right and also tests search results without a frame. Google is trying out virtual person cards in India, but you can use BPN there to get in. Martin Splitt posted a video about canonization with Rachel Costello. It's worth a watch. Google said again, guest blog post links have no value. According to Google, there is no problem with too many outbound links directly. Google doesn't monitor websites that are on disavow file lists. The Google Rich Score Test now supports article structure data. Google image license markup doesn't help with rankings. Google is asking those who post local reviews for more information. Google has updated its inline editing of Google My Business for searches and maps. Google My Business will now show if a third party is providing power to your menus for your restaurant. Google AdSense no longer supports payment via Western Union. The Google Merchant Center has a new method to exclude your products from certain countries. Google announced its virtual webmaster unconference this week and it sold out within hours. There are over 500 people on the waiting list. 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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