Daily Search Forum Recap: January 31, 2017

Jan 31, 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:

  • New Google Mobile-Friendly Test API
    Google has announced they finally released the mobile-friendly test API, something webmasters have been asking for since the test has came out in November 2014. Google said "the Mobile-Friendly Test API lets you test URLs using automated tools...
  • Gary Illyes: Report Companies Impersonating Google
    Gary Illyes from Google was listening in on a conversation about folks calling me asking if I was Google. No kidding...
  • Google AdWords Updates IF Functions & Default Values
    Google quietly announced on Google+ that they made some changes to the IF functions and default values used for ad customizations. Google said "we're making it even easier to customize these ads with IF functions and default values...
  • Google: Tell Us About Your HTTPS Migrations Again
    Gary Illyes from Google wants to hear feedback on success, failure or other issues during your HTTPS migration and how Google handled picking up and reindexing those HTTPS URLs and any traffic changes...
  • Google Releases New Content For Hacked Site Support
    Google's Nathan Johns announced on Twitter that Google has released "new support content around help for hacked websites." The new content can be found at developers.google.com/webmasters/hacked...
  • Google Campus Protests Hit 2 Million Googlers #GooglersUnite
    There are tons of pictures on social media of the Google campus protest last night at the Mountain View, GooglePlex headquarters. Reports say there were about 2 million Googlers there. Here is a phot

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