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:
- Poll: Were You Impacted By The Google Penguin Update?
With the Google Panda update we ran a poll and noted 40% were negatively impacted by Panda. I want to run a poll now and see how many sites were negatively impacted by the Google Penguin update...
- Google Mobile Sitemap Won't Show Smartphone URLs
This is probably known by most of you out there but just in case, smartphone URLs will not show up as mobile URLs in a mobile Sitemap. A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster asking why his mobile sitemap is not being indexed...
- Feeling For Those Hurt By Google's Penguin Update
With every Google update there are winners and losers but what you often don't see is the serious impact the losers take...
- Google's Perfect Quality Score Sauce
Google has an AdWords engineer named Tanmay A Arora who has been giving tips on AdWords topics in the Google AdWords Help forums. First Tanmay explained the "Ingredients" In AdWords Quality Score. The latest give by Tanmay was named the "perfect Quality Score sauce...
- Google Webmaster Tools Query Reports Now Up To 90 Days
Google has expanded the time frame you can go back and get query data from within Google Webmaster Tool's query report. This comes after substantial complaints for Google switching to SSL search and not passing that query data to webmasters...
- Google Fetch As GoogleBot Submission Not Working
There are dozens of reports in the Google Webmaster Help forums that the submit URL to Google via the Fetch as Googlebot feature is not working. I tested it myself and it is indeed not working. When I navigate to the "Fetch As Googlebot" under the "Diagnostics" section...
- Google Toys: Penguin & Panda
Is this poor taste? Google's Matt Cutts tweeted a instagram picture saying "a couple stuffed animals in our office at work." The picture is of a stuffed Panda and a Penguin sitting together.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Sitelinks disappeared after adding rel="alternate" hreflang="x" links, Google Webmaster Help
- Edit your Google+ photos with the Creative Kit, Google+ Help
- Survey: 90pct Of HTTPS Sites Are Insecure, WebmasterWorld
- The end of a rather quiet week, AdWords Community
- You can now play Cube, a WebGL game on Chrome Experiments…, Google Maps - Google+
- It’s Koninginnedag, or Queen’s Day, in the Netherlands…, Google - Google+
- Two Google Webmaster Central hangouts this week When: 1)…, Pierre Far - Google+