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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: April 4, 2014
This week in search, we published our monthly recap of search and webmaster related topics on Google. Bing announced Cortana...
- Google Pushing App Indexing As It Adds 24 More Apps
Back in November, Google introduced app indexing, which basically lets a searcher on Android click on a Google search result and end up in an app...
- Site Blocked In Google Over Suspected Child Abuse Content
Google and search engines have an obligation to remove child abuse and child pornography from their search results. But what happens when your site is labeled as having such content...
- Google AdSense Video Ads On By Default (VPAID)
A WebmasterWorld thread has several publishers complaining that when they checked their ad serving settings in their AdSense console, the VPAID ads were on by default. That means, your web site may show video ads to your users...
- Google UK Adds In-Depth Articles
In August of last year, Google introduced in-depth articles in the US search results. Since then, Google has upgraded the design and functionality of those articles a couple times...
- Google Retiring PLAs For Shopping Campaign Type & Adds Features
Google announced this week that they are retiring the "regular PLA (product listing ads) campaign" type and will require all advertisers to upgrade to Shopping campaigns by late August 2014...
- Google+ Basketball Hoop
Here is a picture of an indoor basketball hoop with the Google+ logo on it. Google+ shared this picture on Google+ when trying to drive conversation around those who watched basketball over the weeke
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Universal Analytics: Out of beta, into primetime Universal…, Google Analytics - Google+
- Mike Grehan leaving ClickZ ..., Twitter / schachin
- What can we learn from SERPS which don't change?, WebmasterWorld
- Yahoo Locks Down More Data Encryption, WebmasterWorld