Daily Search Forum Recap: March 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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: Rate Of Hacked Sites Up 32% & Will Continue To Grow
    This comes as no surprise to anyone in our field that when Google published their State of Website Security in 2016 they documented that there was a 32% increase year (2016) over year (2015) of sites that got hacked...
  • GoogleBot Can Detect If Cookies Are Required
    Gary Illyes from Google posted a DYK, did you know, recently on Twitter that said that generally GoogleBot "doesn't make use of cookies, but it can if it detects it cannot get to the content without them...
  • Google Adds Placement Controls For Advertisers
    Last week, Google got in trouble, mostly in the EU regions, for allowing their ads, including AdSense, YouTube ads and other display ads, to show up on sites that have "hateful, offensive and derogatory content...
  • Google Search Console Incorrect Namespace When Referencing HTTPS URLs
    When submitting a sitemap in Google search Console, it seems you need to stick with all HTTP or HTTPS URLs and not mix them. I haven't tested this myself...
  • Stevens Creek By Google
    Danil Somsikov posted this photo on Instagram. It is of Stevens Creek, a popular creek right near Google's headquarters. Often it is almost empty because of the drought like weather they have their

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