Daily Search Forum Recap: February 23, 2015

Feb 23, 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:

  • Google: When Will Be The Next PageRank Update? Probably Never
    Google has said time and time again that you should not pay attention to the Google Toolbar PageRank score, but yet they have yet to zero-out any of the data, instead, they keep it as it was since the last accidental update back on December 6...
  • Google News Publishers Should Use Standout Tags For Third-Party Sources Often
    Back in September 2011, Google News introduced the standout tag, a way for publishers to say these specific stories are really exceptional and Google News readers should really see it. But did you know...
  • Google Crawling Your Robots.txt File?
    A fairly common question I see in the support forums is why is Google crawling my robots.txt file. Today I spotted a thread from a webmaster in the Google Webmaster Help forums where Google was crawling the mobile version of the robots.txt file, which does not exist...
  • Google AdWords Adds Call-Only Campaigns
    On Friday, Google AdWords announced a new method of targeting click-to-call campaigns named "call-only campaign." The first to spot this, well before the announcement, as far as I know, was Kim Clinkunbroomer. She posted about it on her blog and on Google+...
  • Google Mobile Search Testing Multi-Google Colored Line Breaks In Search Results
    Several mobile users are reporting seeing a pretty colorful experience in the mobile Google search results. Google is showing line breaks and shading for each snippet in the mobile results, but instead of it being gray or black...
  • Google Android Caveman Character
    Richard Hay from Google posted a new Android toy he got his hands on that looks like a caveman. He posted the picture on Google+ and said "Me Android Me Caveman." Does Richard look like a caveman?

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