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Google SearchLiaison
Official tweets from Google's public liaison of search, , sharing insights on how Google search works.
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Google Webmasters May 23
We're looking into a new indexing issue that started escalating 6 hours ago. The issue is unrelated to yesterday's outage and we're working hard to resolve it. We'll update this thread when we can provide more information.
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Google SearchLiaison May 22
Our search results on mobile have gained a new look that presents site names and icons prominently, as well as a bolded "Ad" label for ads. The new design rolls out over the coming days. Learn more here:
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Google Webmasters May 22
We're currently experiencing indexing issues that may cause stale search results in some cases. We'll update this thread when we can provide more information.
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Google May 1
Set it and forget it: Rolling out soon to your Google Account, new auto-delete controls will make it even easier to manage your Location History and activity data →
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 26
Replying to @bigleaguepol
Our statement about the rareness of this search and how these type of results happen not just for this case, along with apologies for any concerns caused, is here:
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 26
Replying to @bigleaguepol
.... We apologize for any concern. this may have caused, and we will continue to improve our systems to return the most relevant results possible.
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 26
Replying to @bigleaguepol
Passing along our statement: This is a very rare query & combination of words (Instagram + person+ scrolling) & there's a lack of relevant content that matches. That's why similar results appear in search for "white person scrolling Instagram." We apologize for any concern....
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Google Webmasters Apr 25
We’re aware for some pages, there’s an issue where we may have selected an unrelated canonical URL. In turn, breadcrumb trails on mobile might reflect the unrelated URLs. In rare cases, it might prevent proper indexing. We’ve been fixing this & will update when fully resolved.
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 17
Replying to @searchliaison
Indexing of news content has now been resolved. New content should be indexed as normal. Much of the content missed during the issue has been reindexed and the remaining will be reindexed in the next day or so. Our apologies for inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience.
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 16
We're aware of some indexing issues with Google News content. It appears to involve a limited number of publishers. We're actively diagnosing the news issue now. This is not related to last week's indexing issue, which was resolved.
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 15
Replying to @googlewmc
While the indexing issue has been resolved, Search Console hasn't updated enhancement reports & URL Inspector might not show live status. See this thread from for more:
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 10
Replying to @searchliaison
The indexing issue has now been fully resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your patience as we restored normal operation.
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 10
Now in Search Console, sites that get meaningful traffic from Google Discover can see stats and information about their visibility. Learn more here:
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 9
Replying to @searchliaison
We hope you enjoy testing the new before: and after: commands. We’ll be watching for feedback, including within our Google Search forum. We look forward to finalizing it for formal release.
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 9
Replying to @searchliaison
Within news search, sort-by-date is very useful. That’s because we often have good confidence about the dates associated with stories. Sort-by-date works there because the dates are meaningful and valid....
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 9
Replying to @searchliaison
As part of preparing these new tools, we’ve also retired the sort-by-date option, except for news search. Sort-by-date was an option that only appeared if someone previously selected date filtering. Few used it outside of news searching….
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 9
Replying to @searchliaison
We make the best estimates we can on dates, but with our existing tools or our new commands, you might find dates that are incorrect or imprecise. You can learn more about how we estimate dates here, along with advice for site owners:
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 9
Replying to @searchliaison
Some provide no dates at all on web pages. Some might not indicate if an older page is updated. It’s also difficult to determine with non-news content if an original publish date or the date a page was updated is most relevant to show….
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 9
Replying to @searchliaison
This leads to another power user note about dates. It can be difficult for us to know the exact date of a document for a variety of reasons. There’s no standard way that all site owners use to indicate a publishing or republishing date....
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Google SearchLiaison Apr 9
Replying to @searchliaison
The exception is for news searching. When searching using before: and after: and using the News tab, you should always see dates displayed. This is because our systems always see it relevant to show news dates & we have more confidence in those dates....
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