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.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Watch Out For Google Rich Snippet Hacking
There are two reports in the Google Webmaster Help of webmasters noticing that the schema aka rich snippet details show third-party data and links in the rich snippet testing tool...
- You May Never Recover From Google's Penguin
Seriously. No recovery. Ever. There has been some discussion lately inside and outside the WebmasterWorld of the eventual possibility that no one will recover from Penguin. There will be no mass recovery and you will never get your rankings back from a year ago. Not to sound like the bearer of bad SEO news but after such a long demotion the reality of the situation is starting to set in for many people. There will be no recovery.
- Google Now Treating 20 ccTLDs As Generic TLDs
Google's Pierre Far posted on Google+ that Google has been updating their indexing systems to treat more ccTLDs, country-level top level domains, as generic TLDs. For example, domain.co.uk is specific to UK web sites or domain.co.il is specific to Israel web sites...
- YouTube Bug: No One Dislikes My Videos
There is a YouTube bug where the videos show only thumbs ups (likes) and not thumbs downs (dislikes). It seems that there is this 15 second delay from when the video starts to when it shows the number of dislikes on a specific video...
- Google Legal: Use This Rock Climbing Wall At Your Own Risk
Google's Chris Schrier took some photos of the Google Kirkland office recently and one of those photos stood out to me as interesting. So Google has rock climbing walls, that is not an unusual thing
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- How fast are WMT duplicates refreshed after setting a canonical URL?, WebmasterWorld
- Facebook Q1 Revenue Up 38pct to $1.46 Billion, WebmasterWorld
- Negative Effect of Facebook Comments on SEO as "User Generated Spam", Google Webmaster Help
- Today we're revealing the 50 talented state winners of the…, Google - Google+
- Traffic drop after 404 spike, WebmasterWorld