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:
- February 2016 Google Webmaster Report
Well, January was a super busy month probably because of the code freeze as Matt Cutts explained. We had tons of Google updates earlier this month but all were part of the core algorithm. Google told us Panda is part of the core ranking algorithm now but it doesn't change much of anything.
- Google: Local Reviews Are Not A Web Search Ranking Factor
In the hangout from last week on Google+ at the 17:27 minute mark Google's John Mueller said he doesn't think reviews left on your local business has a direct impact on your web search organic rankings. He said "With regards to web search, as far as I know...
- Google: Keywords In URLs A Very Small Ranking Factor
In the Google hangout from last week on Google+ at the 17:50 minute mark John Mueller of Google said that keywords in the URL is a "very small ranking factor." The question: "Keyword in the URL...
- Google Adds Letter Pointers To Local Pack Results
Google has added letters, i.e. A, B & C to the local pack in the Google search results. This way you can quickly identify on the map...
- Google: 302 Redirects Pass PageRank
This is probably obvious to most of you but I don't think I covered a Google saying that 302 redirects to indeed pass PageRank...
- Gary Illyes From Google Looking Similar On Stage
Jim Stern was at the SuperWeek conference yesterday where Google's Gary Illyes gave a talk and he posted a picture comparing Gary from his talk yesterday to the one months and months ago at State Of S
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Create animations and collages on the web When one photo isn't enough, bring…, Google+ - Google Photos
- E.U. and U.S. Agree New Data Transfer Deal Replacing Safe Harbor, WebmasterWorld
- New Google LOCAL Patent - User Queries to Discover New Businesses, localsearchforum.com
- AdWords Express Now Available in Seven More Countries, The Google Advertiser Community
- Bing in Brazil, WebmasterWorld