Daily Search Forum Recap: September 18, 2018

Sep 18, 2018 • 4:00 pm | Comments (0) by twitter Google+

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today...

Programming Note: Offline Wednesday For Yom Kippur 5779

Sep 18, 2018 • 8:13 am | Comments (2) by twitter Google+

This is just a programming note that I will be 100% offline starting Tuesday night through Wednesday night for Yom Kippur. I am not scheduling any stories on Yom Kippur, everything here will be paused until Thursday morning (or if something is urgent, Wednesday night).

Google Guidelines: Can You Hypnotize Someone For Links?

Sep 18, 2018 • 7:53 am | Comments (1) by twitter Google+

A funny question came up in a Reddit thread, and I am in the mood for funny right now. The question was, can you hypnotize someone to get links to your web site and if you do, is it against Google's webmaster guidelines? The funny thing is also that John Mueller from Google responded.

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Dalek At Google London Office
Source: Flickr by Twitter September 18, 2018 • 6:43 am | Comments (0)
GooglePlex Soccer Field
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Google Hosts Balloons Bubbles Social Event
Source: Flickr by Twitter September 14, 2018 • 7:04 am | Comments (0)
Action Video: Going Down The Google Slide
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Google Pole Ball Sitting Room
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Google: Don't Build Sites Where You Need To Test To See How Search Engines React

Sep 18, 2018 • 7:38 am | Comments (4) by twitter Google+

Google's John Mueller has said on Reddit that it is better to build a site where you know how Google and search engines will treat it then build a site where you are unsure. There isn't always a need to get fancy with your code to the point where you need to go through various tests to make sure Google will crawl, index and rank those pages.

New Google Sitelinks With Image Thumbnails

Sep 18, 2018 • 7:09 am | Comments (1) by twitter Google+

Google seems to have launched image thumbnails in the sitelinks of the mobile search result snippets. If you search for [bear] on Google mobile search and look at the Sitelinks for the Wikipeida snippet, you will see these images in the Sitelinks carousel.