Daily Search Forum Recap: May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 - 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:

  • A Google Manual Actions Bug For Sneaky Mobile Redirect Detected & More
    There seems to be a serious bug impacted some webmasters, mostly those who were notified of having sneaky mobile redirects on their site. It is around the renewed sneaky mobile redirects we covered earlier this month and starting a few days later...
  • Google's Advice On DMCA Pirate Algorithm Penalty
    Back in August 2012 Google released their DMCA algorithm penalty, also known as the Google Pirate penalty. It basically looked to downgrade site's rankings where those sites received a large amount of real DMCA complaints. As far as I know...
  • Google AdWords Purple Ad Label Officially For Map Ads
    A few weeks ago we reported Google was testing purple ad labels for AdWords. Well, it seems like this is not a test, but rather the ad label color of choice for the Google Maps listing results...
  • Google AdWords Testing Carousel Based Sitelinks Cards
    Google AdWords is testing AdWords based cards in a carousel format in the mobile search results. So when you see an ad, under the snippet is a carousel of cards that you can swipe to left. In the example below, it contains Airbnb listings with the type...
  • Google Redesigns Structured Data Testing Tool
    Google has revamped and redesigned the structured data testing tool. It now looks more friendly but adding this simplistic overlay box that either asks for the URL you want to test or a snippet of sample code. When you plug it in...
  • YouTube Toilets Have Two Player Modes
    Sebastian Porst from Google posted a photo of a TOTO Washlet device for a toilet in their office there. He said "This toilet in the YouTube office has a two-player mode." Okay, clearly it is designe

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