Daily Search Forum Recap: March 14, 2017

Mar 14, 2017 - 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: Revoked Manual Actions Have No Leftover Effects
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that when a Google manual action is revoked via Google Search Console...
  • Google's Gary Illyes Latest Tweet Reference Fred?
    So yesterday, in an effort to try to help a lot of people, I posted my theory on what type of sites/content the Google Fred update targets. I said low value content aimed at revenue generation over helping their users. I unintentionally upset a lot of people...
  • Google Mocks PBNs, Suggests They Don't Work
    Gary Illyes and John Mueller from Google both mock a tweet about PBNs, private blog networks. The tweet contains a screen shot of a private Facebook message saying that he was able to block the PBNs by using robots.txt and "it worked...
  • Google AdWords Tests 6 Ads At The Bottom Of Search Results?
    Over the past couple days, I saw at least three people report that they saw six or more AdWords ads at the bottom of the search results. So as many as 10 ads on a single search results page...
  • SEO Sends A Message To Google Via Robots.txt
    Rishi Lakhani posted on Twitter a link to an awesome robots.txt file he wrote at fastfwd.com/robots.txt which says "DEAR GOOGLE, SINCE THIS IS THE ONLY TIME YOU COME TO ME, LET ME TALK TO YOU...
  • Google Johannesburg Graffiti Wall
    Madaleen van der Walt posted on Instagram a photo of the Google office in Johannesburg. She is by the graffiti wall looking happy. I guess this is one or the lobby at that office. It looks cool but

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