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:
- April 2013 Google Webmaster Report
Was an interesting month in terms of Google webmaster SEO related content. We had Panda start being more of a rolling update...
- HTML Entities In Google Snippets Still May Work
The use of HTML entities in Google's search results in order to make your snippets stand out is nothing new. We've been reporting on it for literally ten years. We've seen it in sitelinks and AdWords and we've even seen webmasters experiment with emoji characters...
- Google Too Strict On Phone Number Sites?
About a year ago, Google went on record about phone spam web pages and how they don't want them in their index. Google's Matt Cutts said "when people search for a phone number and land on a page like the one below, it's not really useful and a bad user experience...
- Google: Blocked URL Count Updates Slowly
A Google Webmaster Help thread has a webmaster who is looking to lower the number of blocked URLs being reported within Google Webmaster Tools Index Status report. To make a long story short...
- When Google Completes You Wrong
Imagine you are sitting in an interview and your potential boss decides to Google your name right in front of you. Now imagine if Google then auto-completes your name to things that might not look great...
- Google Chromebooks In Their Lobby
Danny Sullivan visited Google yesterday and snapped a few pictures. One showed how Google has added a new area in their lobby for three Chromebooks connected to the internet for visitors. They sit o
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Judge: Facebook Can Be Sued Over "Timeline", WebmasterWorld
- Twitter Reengineers Its Cards System And Introduces New Capabilities, WebmasterWorld
- Does Buying Facebook Likes Really Work?, Cre8asite Forums
- Ghana, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Estonia, Bulgaria,…, Google Maps - Google+
- Remove button on Watch Later and Watch History not responding, YouTube Help
- What Should I Do About Plural Version?, HighRankings Forums