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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: May 2, 2014
This week in search, we cover how the IRS may have stopped Bing from crawling their site for some time. Should you be worried about doing HARO interviews because of acquiring bad links that can get you penalized in Google...
- A Black Hat Loses Everything & Thanks Matt Cutts For Improving Search Results
Sebastian Johnsson, a self proclaimed grey/black hat wrote an incredibly interesting story on his blog on how he started getting into the black/gray hat world of SEO...
- Google Inorganic Links For "DoFollow" Links
Google's Eric Kuan from the Google spam team posted a response to one webmaster who said a competitor is spamming them with bad links and asked Google to provide examples of some bad links. Eric did so in the Google Webmaster Help thread by showing a few links...
- Google AdSense Cross Device Ad Unit Design Update
Google announced that they have launched a new default ad unit style that works better across all devices, mobile to desktop...
- Google Search App Adds Parking Reminders, Indoor Maps, In-Store Products & Offline Cards
Google announced on Google+ that the Android version of the Google Search App has been updated to support a bunch of new features, including reminding you where you parked your car. When you park your car, Google may ask you, do you want to be reminded of the car's location...
- Remote Control Androids At Google Offices
Daniel Waisberg posted a picture on Google+ of his co-worker Yonatan Matalon controlling a large Android figurine at the Google London office. This is a large remote control Android that can walk aro
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Do Queries & Clicks Directly Affect Google's Rankings? New…, Rand Fishkin - Google+
- @bmcdermott1 nofollow for ..., Twitter / mattcutts
- Foursquare Splits Into Two, With New App, Swarm, WebmasterWorld
- Getting Started with AdWords, AdWords Community
- Large forum with very poor SEO, where to start?, WebmasterWorld
- Microsoft To Patch IE Vulnerability, Even On Windows XP, WebmasterWorld
- Welcome new Top Contributors & Rising Stars, Google Webmaster Help