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 Update Analyzed, Google Targets Fake & Hateful Content & Google Home Ads
This week in search, I dug deeper into the Google Fred update and discovered it targeted low value sites monetized via ads, affiliates and lead generation...
- Google Home Beauty & The Beast Was A Developer Integration
Bryson Meunier spotted that when he asked his Google Home device "what is my day like...
- Google: Again, Site Command Not Going Away
6 weeks ago we covered that the site command is sticking around despite other Google operators going away slowly. But then, a week or so ago...
- Google: 404s Are Not A Signal Of Low Quality
For years and years, Google has been trying to communicate that 404s, page not found results, are a normal part of the web. Pages don't always live forever. 404s are not a bad thing, they are a normal thing...
- St. Patrick's Day Logos From Google, Bing & More
As you can see, our site today is dressed up in even more green than the typical day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. And so are the search engines, Google, Bing, Dogpile and others are all sporting St. Patrick's day logos...
- Green GoogleBots On St. Patrick's Day At Google Ireland
John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, shared a photo of the Webmaster sign in their office with green 3D printed GoogleBots and AMP on it. Of course that office is all happy for St. Patr
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Approaching Google SEO as a Zero Sum Game, WebmasterWorld
- Try our new e-learning: Get started with Shopping Learn how to manage and op..., Google+ - Google Ads
- @JohnMu @pedrodias @SEO @methode @gfiorelli1 @digital_visions This is priceless! https://t.co/PAM19Jx8P1, Alan Bleiweiss on Twitter
- @lifefortrekking m.-dot sites generally have a canonical to the desktop version, so you shouldn't be submitting a sitemap for it., John Mueller on Twitter
- @seobitches @googlewmc @rustybrick just keep following external position reporting tools. It's good for you 🙄, Gary Illyes on Twitter
- DYK a great title & meta description may help you get more visitors, if they relate to the query & the content? Try it out and report back! https://t.co/inR9r4jAW3, Gary Illyes on Twitter