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    Link roundup: leadership anti-patterns, communication when trust is low, clarity for product managers

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Jun 22, 2024 at 9:36 AM
    I’ve been pretty bad at sharing what I’m reading over the past couple of weeks, so I wanted to do a quick roundup post of some articles I have found helpful recently. I keep wanting to write longer posts about each, but it’s just not happening due to time constraints, and I need to clear out that queue, so here goes! Unexpected Anti-Patterns for Engineering Leaders

    Insightful post by Will Larson with some great advice for all leaders, including a reminder that it’s not a good idea to...

    Daily Search Forum Recap: June 21, 2024

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 21, 2024 at 7:00 AM
    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.

    Google unleashed a new spam update - the June 2024 spam update - here is what we know...

    Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Spam Update, Volatility & Indexing Bug, AI Overviews Tracking & FAQs, Google Maps Exploit, Google Ads, AppleBot & More

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 21, 2024 at 5:01 AM
    We had a new Google spam update, the June 2024 spam update and what would be an SEO video recap within Google Search ranking volatility, at least this time it was on Father's Day weekend. Google Search seemed to have an indexing bug last night. If your image snippets disappeared from Google months ago, it is likely a quality...

    Google June 2024 Spam Update Takes Target

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 21, 2024 at 4:51 AM
    Google has released a new algorithm update the search company is naming the Google June 2024 Spam Update. This update does not have anything new specific changes that we are aware of, like some previous updates. Google just wrote, "Today we released the June 2024 spam update. It may take up to 1 week to complete, and we'll post on the Google Search Status Dashboard when the rollout is done."

    Google Search Images Go Missing? Might Be A Quality Issue.

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 21, 2024 at 4:41 AM
    For the past several months, generally around the helpful content update in September and the various core updates we had over the past several months, there have been complaints with image thumbnails for some sites not appearing in the Google Search result listings. Google responded again to the issue, saying it is not a technical thing for most sites but rather a quality issue.

    Google Posts Safe Search FAQs

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 21, 2024 at 4:31 AM
    Ashwarya, the Community Manager for Google Search, posted a bunch of resources around Google Safe Search. He wrote, "We are going to help you out in every way possible. Here are a few articles to get you started on Safe Search."

    Google Tests Floating Search Bar In Google Discover

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 21, 2024 at 4:21 AM
    Google is testing a floating search bar in the Google Discover results. So when you load up the Google home page on your mobile device and scroll through some Discover stories, the search bar sticks to the stop and floats over the stories.

    Local Service Ads Coming To Google Maps On iOS

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 21, 2024 at 4:11 AM
    Google is notifying some advertisers that use Google's Local Service Ads program that soon their ads will be shown on Google Maps. It will start with the iOS version of the Google Maps app and then expand to other platforms and surfaces from there.

    Google Search Bug: Not Indexing or Serving New Content?

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 20, 2024 at 3:56 PM
    Google Search may be having a new indexing or serving (or both) bug where it is now showing new content from sites that are creating new content. Sites like the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNN, Forbes, and others are showing very few new pages being indexed in the past hour by Google Search.

    Daily Search Forum Recap: June 20, 2024

    rustybrick
    by rustybrick
    Jun 20, 2024 at 7:00 AM
    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...