Daily Search Forum Recap: January 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015 - 4:00 pm 0 by

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:

  • Google: Even Without Disavowing, Getting Good Links Can Remove Your Penguin Problems
    In a video hangout with Google's John Mueller, John said that even without using the disavow file or removing bad links, it is possible to recover from a Penguin penalty (aka algorithm). Let me say that again... If you are hit by a Penguin issue on your site and you don't want to remove...
  • Jim Noble, DMOZ Editor Passed Away
    Jim Noble, a 14 year veteran volunteer editor and administrator at DMOZ (Open Directory Project) has passed away after fighting cancer for a long time. DMOZ announced it this weekend on their Twitter profile. He passed a couple months ago on November 18...
  • Google Analytics Changes Acquisitions Section
    Don't be surprised if you go to your Google Analytics and try to quickly check in on your search traffic and possibly start freaking out that Google dropped the feature. They didn't drop the organic search results or remove it...
  • The Google Now Cards Bug Is Now Fixed
    Last week, many users lost access to their Google Now Cards due to a weird bug. Google has fixed the issue over the weekend and many are now able to opt-in again to re-enable their device to get these cards...
  • Google Poll Shows Most Webmasters Go Responsive With Mobile Configuration
    Google's Webmaster team on Google+ posted a poll asking which configuration are you using for your mobile friendly web site? Is it responsive, dynamic serving, separate desktop and mobile URLs or are you not mobile friendly yet...
  • French Googlers - Je Suis Charlie
    Googlers at the Google France office all go together and put this photo online of their Je Suis Charlie. A panaroma photo showing many, if not most, of the French Google employees standing in solidat

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