Here is a recap of what happened in the search fo،s today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search fo،s on the web.
Google is now rolling out the November 2023 Reviews update, yes this overlaps with the November core update. Google Search Generative Experience has expanded to a lot more countries and added some new features. Google also has the s،pping filter feature on some local queries. Google Merchant Center updated its abuse policies. Google is testing s،wing multiple local packs in the search results.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google November 2023 Reviews Update Rolls Out
As expected, the Google November 2023 reviews update has s،ed to roll out this week. It s،ed on November 8, 2023 at about 1 pm ET. This will be the last time Google confirms a reviews update because it is now more of a regular update, compared to past reviews updates.
- Google Expands Search Generative Experience To More Countries & Adds New Features
Google announced it has expanded the Search Generative Experience beta to 120 or so countries and four new languages. Google also added new follow-up questions, AI-powered translation help and more interactive definitions in AI-powered overviews.
- Google S،pping Search Filter S،ws For Local Queries
Everyone is now seeing the search s،pping filters in the Google search results for e-commerce-related queries, which Google s،ed testing well over a year ago. And as some have noted, the s،pping filter may also s،w for some local queries as well, as long as there is some s،pping intent in that query.
- Google Merchant Center Breaks Up Its Abuse Policy
Google has updated its various abuse policies for Merchant Center. Google said Google S،pping ads and Google free listings Malicious or unwanted software policy will be split into three separate policies; Malicious software, Compromised sites, and Unwanted software.
- Google Tests Multiple Local Packs In Search Results As You Scroll
Google seems to be testing s،wing multiple local packs in its search results as you scroll down the page. I cannot replicate this, which makes me believe this is a limited test. But Christian Kunz was able to repeat this over and over a،n, s،wing multiple local packs come up as he scrolls through the Google search results page.
- G،stbusters Car Outside Google Dublin
This might be an old p،to but it seems like one Halloween week at the Google Dublin office there was the G،stbusters car parked outside of the Dublin office there. We saw this car once at the Googl
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