Daily Search Forum Recap: March 24, 2015

Mar 24, 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:

  • Google Mobile Friendly Test vs Webmaster Tools Mobile Usability Reports
    We are all looking forward to the mobile friendly algorithm being released by Google on April 21st, and with that comes a lot of preparation. Some of the tools being used are Google's mobile testing tool and the mobile usability reports within Google Webmaster Tools.
  • Google: ccTLDs Can Get US Traffic Also, No Need To Worry
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has a webmaster who has a ccTLD, specifically a .com.au (Australian top level domain) and he is concerned that over the past four months or so, his US origin traffic from Google search has spiked...
  • Bing May Omit Other Pages Of Search Results For Long Tail Queries
    This is a bold move by Bing! If you search for some long tail queries such as [specifications for black iphone 6 64GB], [google maps local intent pack] or others, Bing may show you only one page of search results.
  • Google Moves The Map & Local Pack Below The Fold
    It seems like Google has moved the Google Map and local pack results below the fold when searching for local intent queries in the Google Search. Linda Buquet posted about it yesterday on her Local Search Forum asking if this was just a test because she is "concerned" with the change...
  • Google Cardboard Cut Outs Cubicles
    Sometimes in an open work space people want some privacy and they will go to extremes to achieve it. Here is a picture of a cubicle at Google made up of cardboard cut outs. Yes, can you imagine the

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