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:
- Do Citations Without Links Benefit Your Rankings?
A High Rankings Forum thread has a site owner thrilled about receiving a mention in the Wall Street Journal but that mention or citation was not done as a hyperlink in the web page. This is fairly common when you get mentions or citations from larger newspapers...
- Google's FAQs On Latitude Shutdown & User Complaints
As we mentioned yesterday, Google is shutting down latitude - a product I personally didn't use outside of just experimenting with it, but apparently has a loyal user base...
- Google Maps App Bringing Back Offline Maps Button ASAP
Yesterday we reported that part of the Google Maps App "upgrade" a few features went away. One such feature was easy access to offline maps...
- Google's Matt Cutts On What If My Site Goes Down? Are My Rankings Doomed?
The topic of how Google handles downtime and how that may impact your rankings in Google's search results is nothing new. In short, short periods of downtime, even a day...
- Google Rope Sign
Moritz Tolxdorff, a Google Community Manager, posted some pictures of the Google Dublin office on Google+. This picture is of the Google sign in the Gordon House reception area. A rope light Google
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Site Down? How To Use A 503 Code To Save Your Google Rankings
- SEO Considerations For SOPA Website Blackouts
- SEO Tip: NoIndex Or 503 Site Coming Soon Pages
- Site Down Too Long? Your Google Rankings Will Suffer
- Site Downtime & Worried About Google? Return 503 Status Code
- Site Going Offline For 10 Hours? Google Recommends Returning a 503 Service Unavailable Response
- Site Down Time Can Remove You From Google Index