Another month has flew by, as the world starts to try and get kick started again, the world of Google continued and below are some of the key points from the world of Google and SEO for June 2020.
June 2nd – Google experiences stale search results
Google reported on June 2nd that it was experiencing an issue with some “stale” search results – which was resolved on June 3rd.
Google tweeted on 2nd June:
“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.”
June 10th – Spam is still spam. No matter the age.
John Mueller has confirmed on Twitter that spam is still spam, no matter how long ago or how the spam is dated.
John Mueller Tweeted: “If parts of your website don’t comply with our webmaster guidelines, and you want to comply with our webmaster guidelines, then it doesn’t matter how old those non-compliant parts are.”
June 19th – Google ads Coronavirus credits
Google ads has given out credits to some of those using Google ads to help with marketing and ad spend during the Covid-19 crisis.
The amounts people receive are all different and look to be based upon a percentage of ad spend over a period of time.
If you have received the credit, Google will have emailed you to confirm – You can also visit your billing/promotions page to see if the ad credit has been applied.
You have until the end of the year, December 31 2020, to spend any Google Ads promotional credits given to you.
June 30th – Bold position 1 PPC ad and Search result
One thing we noticed on June 30th was that in the Google search results on mobile, the first Pay Per Click advert and organic search result now have a bold title tag and the font seems bigger compared to the other ads and search results.
This is likely a test to see how it helps with click-thru rates on mobiles devices – We will keep an eye on this over the next few weeks to see how it evolves.
June 30th 2020 – Stock images do not affect Google search rankings
John Mueller was ask a question over Twitter and replied with a Tweet when asked about Stock images hurting your search results.
Mueller replied “It doesn’t matter for web-search directly.” However, if you are trying to rank a stock photo in google images then it will be far more competitive.