Daily Search Forum Recap: March 13, 2015

Mar 13, 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:

  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: March 13, 2015
    This week in search, I covered how Google really has not updated the Panda algorithm or data since October. There is still a lot of confusion about...
  • Google To Confirm The Next Penguin Update/Refresh
    Last time there was a big Penguin update by Google, i.e. Penguin 3.0, Google did not announce that it happened but they confirmed it after we asked about it. Google's John Mueller implied they would do the same thing next time a Penguin algorithm is updated or refreshed.
  • Google To Clarify The Status Of Their Panda Algorithm
    Over the past week or so, there has been a lot of confusion over Google's Panda algorithm. Specifically, does it run in real time or has it not run in over four months. To me, it is crystal clear that the Panda algorithm has not refreshed or updated since October 24...
  • When Google Allows You To A/B Test Using User-Agents
    When Google posted a blog post on approved A/B testing methods, they specifically said do not use user-agents when determining what to A/B test. Google wrote, "make sure that youâre not deciding whether to serve the test, or which content variant to serve...
  • Google Maps New Report Problem Feature Adding Moved Locations
    Google has quietly pushed out an update to how you send edits in for businesses found in Google Maps. Now when you click on a business within Google Maps there is a toggle at the top right to send in modifications to communicate if the place was closed or does not exist...
  • Google Discontinuing Original Google Webmaster Tools API, Killing Keyword Data
    Google announced they are sunsetting or discontinuing the original Webmaster Tools API first released back in 2008. The new one was announced in September 2014 and now Google is saying it is time to finally switch over to the new API because the old API is shutting down on April 20...
  • Google Mexico Stone
    Adriana Norena from Google posted a picture of a stone at the Google Mexico office that is engraved with the Google logo. Well, maybe it isn't really a stone, maybe it is - hard to tell from the phot

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