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:
- Should Google Penalized Google Play Podcasts For Link Schemes?
Google's linking guidelines are pretty clear where it says "the following are examples of link schemes which can negatively impact a site's ranking in search results." They include "large-scale article marketing or guest posting campaigns with keyword-rich anchor text links...
- Google Maps Testing Local Finder Ads
Seems Google is now testing ads in the Google Maps local finder search results. There are several people on Twitter reporting it now. Here are screen shots of the ads in the Google local finder results: There is a lot of chatter now out in the community around these new...
- Sites Registered In Google Search Console Are Much More Likely To Fix Compromised Sites
Google published on the Google research blog an interesting stat. If you register your site with the Google Search Console and you are hacked...
- Google Testing Trending In Search Auto-Complete
This is an interesting one, Google is always testing features and it seems I missed this back in late January. But Google is testing one where the auto-complete feature is showing you trending searches, as opposed to just ordinary most common searches...
- Want AMP Pages In Google? Disable New Relic
New Relic is a software service that helps you manage your cloud environment, I use it here for this server and for many of our cloud servers on AWS and RackSpace. But we recently reenabled it for this site and when we did, the AMP errors on this site skyrocketed...
- Darius Knight Plays Ping Pong At Google London
Daniel Waisberg of Google shared a photo on Google+ of Googlers playing ping pong or table tennis. The interesting part is that Darius Knight was there teaching Googlers some techniques. Darius Knigh
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- @Ck_eMrkg No, AFAIK these are just used for the snippets, not for ranking., John Mueller on Twitter
- Not sure if you're a crossword guy @rustybrick, but thought you'd enjoy a legit #SEO puzzle https://t.co/sEYbJqUaot https://t.co/stCWvpmRvV, Derek Gleason on Twitter
- Bill Campbell, our very close friend, died this morning. A man with a huge…, Google+ - Eric Schmidt
- Google Manufacturer Center helps brands find and convert new customers Google…, Google+ - Google Ads
- @JohnMu local result filters going 2 expand 2 pull in @Yelp @TripAdvisor rated reviews? Or just @Zagat? @rustybrick https://t.co/by16KdOZCh, Wolf Of SEO on Twitter
- Court Declines Challenge By Authors Over Google Book Scanning, WebmasterWorld
- Report: E.U. Readies Charging Google With Abuse Over Supplementary Licensing in Android, WebmasterWorld
- The Businesses Interested In Buying Yahoo, WebmasterWorld
- We've create another #AdSenseGuide for you to download, just follow this link,…, Google+ - AdSense
- YouTube Adds 360 Degree Live Streaming and Spatial Audio, WebmasterWorld