Daily Search Forum Recap: January 19, 2015

Jan 19, 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 Sending Mass Scale Warnings To Non-Mobile Friendly Web Sites
    Google is sending mass scale notifications via email and Webmaster Tools warning sites that are not mobile-friendly that it will cause issues for them if they want to rank well for smartphone users. This is the first time Google is sending these notifications to these webmasters...
  • Google Maps Reviews Has A 4,000 Character Limit
    Did you know that there is a max character limit of 4,000 characters when leaving a review on a business or organization within the Google Maps local pages...
  • Google City Experts Now Known As Local Guides
    Google's Aygul Zagidullina announced on Google+ that they have rebranded, renamed, the Google City Experts as Google Local Guides...
  • Yahoo Search Testing Google Search User Interface
    Ruben Gomez spotted a user interface test by Yahoo Search which looks almost identical to the Google search interface. Here is a screen shot of the test interface captured by Ruben: You can click on these to enlarge...
  • Google's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Logo
    Like every year, Google and Bing have a special logo or theme up in America to celebrate the life and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Google Pool Table At San Francisco Office
    Loic Le Meur was at Google's San Francisco office, where he was relaxing and playing pool. Here is a picture of the custom felt on the Google pool table at that office. Yea, the Golden Gate bridge

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