Daily Search Forum Recap: January 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017 - 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: The Link Operator No Longer Works
    Yesterday, we covered that Google's John Mueller said not to use the link operator. This comes a year or so after Google said the link operator is not dead yet. Well...
  • January 2017 Google Webmaster Report
    I am really delayed this month with the monthly Google Webmaster Report, but here it is for January. The big items were the December 15th Google update, which many many webmasters saw...
  • Google: Dirty Sitemaps URLs Don't Hurt Your Sitemap File
    Back in 2011, Duane Forrestor, when he was at Bing was interviewed about Bing Sitemaps and said: Your Sitemaps need to be clean. We have a 1% allowance for dirt in a Sitemap. Examples of dirt are if we click on a URL and we see a redirect...
  • Moz Updates Their 302 SEO Help Docs Based On Google Feedback
    For almost a year (maybe more), Moz and Google have not agreed on how Google handles 302 redirects. Well, after much back and forth, this week, Moz updated their SEO help docs to include the debate around 302...
  • Google Alerts No Working?
    There is a large Google Web Search Help thread with complaints that Google Alerts stopped sending users their notifications. It was a bug that surfaced around January 10th and was supposedly resolved the same day...
  • Google's Circle Shaped Ping Pong Table
    Here is a photo I found on Instagram from Abigail Huang of the Google Asia office. It shows a ping pong table but in a circular form. The ladies are all in the middle posing for the picture. But hon

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