Daily Search Forum Recap: May 11, 2015

May 11, 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 Slaps Mass Manual Actions For Thin Content Over Weekend
    It has been a while since we reported on any wide spread, mass scale, Google manual actions but it seems like over the weekend...
  • Google: We Still Have Over 200 Search Ranking Signals
    Google has been giving the line to the public that says they have over 200 signals they use as part of their ranking algorithm. Google is sticking with that, even after over ten years or so. Google has of course added, removed, tweaked and modified many of those signals over the years...
  • Google Mobile Showing Desktop Interface For Some?
    As we get more and more use to viewing web sites specifically rendered for the mobile view on our devices, seeing large sites not support it is very upsetting to mobile users. In fact, Google has told us there are more mobile searches than desktop searches in the US...
  • Google Takes Down Map Maker After Embarrassing Google Maps Hacks
    After several very embarrassing Google Maps hacks including Edwards Snow Den right on the White House and Android relieving itself on Apple - Google has decided to temporarily suspend the automated process behind using Map Maker to edit Google Maps...
  • Google Hamburg View
    Van Riper, who works at Google for a project he manages named gPause, went to Germany to the office in Hamburg to set this up there around the project. The project tries to "provide a space and buil

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