Daily Search Forum Recap: January 22, 2015

Jan 22, 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:

  • Robots.txt Updates Are Slow For Google Mobile Testing Tool To Pick Up
    Google launched a mobile testing tool a few months back and since then, Google has been educating webmasters around how the tool works and what prevents it from working. Such as blocking or cloaking GoogleBot can set it off on the wrong path...
  • Gawker: Using Google News Editors' Picks Increases Traffic & Readers
    Google News has a method of submitting a feed to them of just your "Editors' Picks." Stories you think are exceptional and deserve more attention on Google News should be ticked off as Editors Picks...
  • Google Initiates Campaign To Switch Firefox Users From Yahoo To Google
    In November we reported that Firefox made a deal with Yahoo to become the default search provider, ultimately dropping Google. The search share numbers came out this week and Google, showing Google lost almost 2 percentage points of market share to Yahoo...
  • Not Just Yahoo, But Bing It Testing Google's Search Design
    A few days ago we reported that Yahoo was testing Google like search results interface. Well now, according to Ruben, Bing is testing the same Google design that Yahoo was testing...
  • Matt Cutts Is Not On Facebook
    Some may not know this already but Matt Cutts is not on Facebook. He was on Facebook for a short period of time, I believe, but then deleted his account because he was not a fan of Facebook's walled garden approach. So if you see a Matt Cutts on Facebook...
  • Google Seattle Serious About Coffee
    If you ask someone what they think about when you say Seattle, most would say Starbucks coffee. So to see an impressive coffee set up at Google's Seattle office in Kirkland should not be surprising.

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