Daily Search Forum Recap: May 18, 2017

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.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google Assistant Adds iPhone Support, Home Calling, Google Lens & More
    Google at I/O announced a bunch of updates to Google Assistant and Google Home. Let me sum up the announcements in bullet format for all those who are busy: Google Assistant is coming to iOS devices Google Home devices can make phone calls for free…
  • Google Confirms Jobs For Search Is Rolling Out
    A couple of weeks ago we reported Google was testing a jobs search feature directly in the search results. This would allow you to search Google for [jobs] or specific types of jobs or location of jobs and get job listings directly in the search results…
  • Google: We May Automatically Nofollow Widget Links
    Last September, Google said they will penalize sites that do widget links that are not nofollowed. So if you have an embed this widget on your website and that widget carries along a “powered by with anchor text link” and you do not nofollow that link…
  • Google’s New Workgroup For JavaScript & Search
    Google’s John Mueller announced on Google+ that he is starting a “working-group” to help JavaScript based sites work well with search and Google. John wrote “how to make JavaScript-based sites work well with search is something I’ve been getting asked about a bit…
  • Google Black Design Tests Now With Blue Bars
    Earlier this month, we covered how Google has been stepping up their black search results design test, something they tried a year ago as well. Now…
  • Google To Add JavaScript Rendered Code In Fetch & Render Tool
    Google’s John Mueller said in a Google hangout the other day that Google’s team, likely the Search Console team…
  • Louis Gray Selling Android Figurines At I/O & Loving It
    We all know how much Louis Gray loves his Android figurines and at Google I/O, Google found a job for him. He was tasked at selling Google I/O 2017 branded Android figurines to the attendees. Let me

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