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
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Chinese search engine operators fined for false internet ads, WebmasterWorld
- Gary Illyes on Twitter: "@carlosredondo @SafecontEN @rustybrick @i_praveensharma @JohnMu right...", twitter.com
- @baffyz @basgr Googlebot doesn't fetch with HTTP/2, but that doesn't change crawling/indexing & the user-side., John Mueller on Twitter
- AdWords Location Display Ad Format Now Available, localsearchforum.com