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:
- The New Google Webmaster Guidelines Are Now Live
Google has just replaced the Google Webmaster Guidelines document, known as the holy-grail of SEO guidelines for most in our community. It seems a lot of the content has been revised and updated, which may be part of the new webmaster home from Google...
- What Changed In The Google Webmaster Guidelines
Patrick Sexton asked if he can publish the new changes and additions made to the Google Webmaster Guidelines update I mentioned this morning. So here is his take on that. But first, Patrick Sexton is the author of Varvy.com and the co-founder of getlisted...
- Google: Nofollow Unnecessary For Related Post Blog Links
Many blog platforms let you automatically show "related posts" based on the category, tag or content of the blog post you just published. In many cases, this is all automated but in some, you can do them manually...
- Google: Outbound Links Are Not A Ranking Factor
In the Google Hangout from earlier this week, John Mueller filled us up with yes and nos to is this a ranking factor or not, hence all the stories here covering that hangout...
- Google & Fox News Team Up For Tonights Republican Debate
Google announced they have teams up with Fox News for tonight's Republican debate, which should be missing Donald Trump. Google added search features to let the searchers interact more with this debate...
- Google AdWords To Only Support Internet Explorer 11 Of All IEs
Google quietly announced yesterday on Google+ that they will drop support for all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer except Internet Explorer 11. Google said, "starting on March 7th, 2016...
- Google Inside Out Post-It Art Work
Moritz Tolxdorff from the Google Dublin office posted a picture this morning of some of the windows at the Google office done up with post-it artwork in the form on the Inside Out movie characters. P
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- A couple of easy SearchResearch Challenges to entertain you, and make the…, Google+ - Dan Russell
- Facebook Opens Up Its Audience Network (Beta), WebmasterWorld
- New Bing-Powered News Pro iOS App, WebmasterWorld
- A good read about how Lloyd Sealy Library (the City University of New York)…, Google+ - John Mueller
- Amp optimizations - Even if you don't use AMP This article looks in-depth at…, Google+ - Patrick Sexton
- Facebook Reports Q4 and Full Year, 2015, Revenue $17.93 Billion, WebmasterWorld
- Five reasons why the Google tax deal is imploding, WebmasterWorld
- Interested in Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)? We have a series of hangouts…, Google+ - Google Webmasters
- New Security Panel in Chrome's devtools will help you check your TLS…, Google+ - Zineb Ait Bahajji
- What Do Gmail Ads Look Like?, The Google Advertiser Community