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:
- Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Fred Search Update, SEO, AMP, Links, Snippets, AdWords & More
This week in search we had yet another big Google algorithm update that seemed more black hat focused which was named the Fred Google Update. Google said that they do weigh different ranking signals differently based on query and searcher. Google AMP is still not a ranking factor...
- SEO To Google: How Can I Find The Googler Who Banned Me?!
In a Google webmaster hangout, John Mueller this morning read a question submitted by an SEO that shocked everyone...
- Google AdWords Doesn't Allow Emojis But Advertisers Keep Using Them
The other week, we reported that Google was showing emojis in the AdWords results. Well, Google said it was still against their terms of service and removed those ads from the search ad results...
- Google Tests New Video Carousel In Search Results
Google is testing a new video based carousel in the desktop search results. Pete Meyers from Moz spotted it and posted on Twitter about it. Google use to have tons of video results in the search results but they've been trumped by featured snippets these days (videos can be featured...
- Google: Web Site Comments Show Signals Of Site Health
Gary Illyes from Google posted on Twitter one of his did you know pieces saying did you know that "quality comments can be a signal of a healthy website?" Here is the tweet: DYK quality comments can be a signal of a healthy website...
- Don't Cross This Google Line
Would you date to cross over this Google line? I mean, this is serious stuff. You cross over and then bam, your rankings will go poof. Some black hats might take the risk but would you? I spotted
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Exclusive: Moderation on Google Maps for desktop - Local Guides Connect, Local Guides Connect
- This update's for you, #Gboard for Android: emoji and GIF search, improved vo..., Google+ - Google
- Hangouts Chat & Hangouts Meet: the future of Hangouts Nice to see Hangouts ha..., Google+ - Ian Lake
- Join us for a Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout on March 10, 9am ..., Google+ - John Mueller
- What's invalid traffic? Invalid traffic includes any clicks or impressions th..., Google+ - AdSense