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: Manipulating Browser Back Button Doesn't Impact Search Rankings
Google's John Mueller said in the recent webmaster hangout at the 11:55 mark that those who implement the method of disabling the browser back button will not benefit or be hurt in the Google search results. In short...
- Google Image Search Traffic Drops Outside The US
A WebmasterWorld thread has SEOs and webmasters upset about a recent drop in traffic from Google Image search. It is the same type of complaints when Google redesigned image search in 2013...
- Google: Read Your Content Out Loud, If It Sounds Strange, It Might Not Rank Well
Google's Gary Illyes is still on the DYK tweet theme but this last one is a good one to highlight. Gary recommended that you try to reach the content on your web pages out loud. If it doesn't read nicely and sounds strange...
- Emojis Return To The Google Search Results Snippets
Back in 2015, Google promised to drop emojis from the search results and they did for the most part but something recently changed. Emojis are now showing up again in the search results snippets...
- Google Video: How To Hire An SEO
Google has released a video named how to hire an SEO and Maile Ohye, a Googler part of the Google Search team for 10 or so years, is the face behind that video. The video itself goes into detail on how to hire an SEO...
- Google Waffle Logo Signage
At the Google Nederland office, they put up a new Google logo on the wall that is a Google Waffle logo. Why? Well, Gart-Jan Lagas who posted the picture on Instagram wrote "Cool! New Google Logo on o
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Known Issue: incorrect total view count for channels, YouTube Help
- Has anyone experimented with mild profanity in their title tags? How'd it work out? : bigseo, reddit.com
- Become a Beta Tester for Google+ If you’re a user who’s as passionate for Go..., Google+ - Google Plus
- Fixing videos with unrelated or misleading video tags, YouTube Help
- Inappropriate Google Valentines search, Google Web Search Help
- Facebook to Roll Out Video App for TV, WebmasterWorld