What's Up With Google Beta Labs?

Last Update: Sep 26, 2023

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Hi WA Friends!

Ever since Google released its latest Helpful Content Update, things have gotten really interesting, to say the least.

It's no secret that the helpful content update has wreaked havoc with its search results, for which many of my featured images and page one SERP results have been pushed under user-generated content and irrelevant search results to page two or three.

Now, I'm noticing a variety of really anomalous behavior in many of its Beta Labs outputs. Among these, one of the most frequent is duplicate results in its Generative Search Experience (GSE) output.

Is anyone else seeing this?

For example, in the GSE results below, Google is listing my article twice for the same keyword search result. Click on either one of them, and it takes you to the exact same article on my website!??

I realize these tools are still in beta, but they seemed to be working fine before the Helpful Content Update.

Google is obviously having some big problems sorting out the bugs in all facets of its content update, its SERPs being the most significant, of course.

AI is turning the search engine world upside down. We need to be patient and continue to be productive while Google works things out. 😎

Are you also seeing Google Beta Labs anomalies? Please comment below.

Thanks, AND ...

Rock On! 🤘
Frank 🎸

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Hi there, Frank,

I have an SEO person working on my site right now. My site was pretty discombobulated and kind of messed up because I haven't been tending to my messages from the Google bots. Thanks for sharing the alerts and keep us in the loop, will you?

Rachele

Yeah, it’s important to keep everything up to date, Rachele. 😎

Frank 🎸

Absolutely! Frank🥰

Yes, looping inside google analytics account with ua and new g

And ill connections with google console

Started to deleted all and reinstall, getting rid of old ua 🤢

Testults are better

Interesting approach, Fleeky.

At this point Google is not sending any data to GA Universal accounts.

If you delete UA property accounts the only thing you’ll lose is the old data.

Google doesn’t use any of its analytics tools as indexing or ranking signals. It only sends data to them.😎

Frank 🎸

YEs... can you check if you have same loops

All went well untill switch to g4 happened...

Now loopings on all sites

I’m not seeing anything like that, Fleeky. 😎

Frank 🎸

Hey Frank, I hope you are well. It has been a minute. I have not looked at that.

I have been rebuilding my site and cleaning up messes. That has been a full-time job, but it is coming along.

I have noticed, though, that it seems to take much longer to get articles indexed with Google and Bing.

Have a fantastic evening. Rock on😎

Chet

Hey Chet

Site rebuilds can be time intensive. I hope you’re also setting aside some guitar playing time. 😎

You don’t really need to be concerned with beta tools. I was just curious to find out what others are experiencing.

Google is very busy trying to sort out their latest update.

I haven’t had some of my GSC parameters update in ten days, which is a record for me.

Rock On! 🤘
Frank 🎸

Hey Frank, It's been a minute. I hope you are doing well. Yes, I haven't noticed I have been so into fixing up my site.

I had it offline for about a week, and then I got caught up in several technical dilemmas. :) But it is coming along now.

One thing about changing themes and correcting things as you go is that you get a little more savvy.

I am so glad you convinced me to learn blocks. I am starting to surprise myself. Who knows, I might be a rock star soon!

Hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow! Rocking Doc!🎸

Chet😁😎


Hi Chet

That’s great to hear that you’re rocking it with the block editor! 👍👍😎

Keep learning and achieving!
Frank 🎸

That's very interesting, Frank. So far I haven't even got around to it but I do see what you mean about this bug issue. Hopefully Al can sort it out.

Just give it time.

Myra 💜

I agree, Myra! 👍😎

Frank 🤘🎸

That’s quite interesting, Frank! Seems the only thing that is remaining consistent is constant flux. Thanks for the update!

Susan 😎🎸🤘

Hi Susan

It’s been a crazy ride since the core update! 😎

Rock On!🤘
Frank 🎸

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