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 :: June 27, 2014
This week in search, we cover two unconfirmed Google updates, one from the weekend and the other from Tuesday. Google decided to drop author images from the search results...
- Google's Panda Algorithm Forces PR Newswire To Remove Press Release Spam
As you may remember, Google Panda 4.0 had a major negative impact on many press release sites including the largest one, PR Newswire. In response, PR Newswire issued a press release about them cracking down on "spammers" by removing and "taking action" on low quality press releases both before they hit the feeds and going back and removing a lot of the spammy older press releases. PR Newswire...
- Google "Right To Be Forgotten" Removal Examples Now Live
As you may remember, Google was ordered by the EU court to comply with requests to remove content about individuals. So they acted quick, set up a form and now, only a few weeks later, started processing those removal requests...
- Bing Knowledge Widget & Webmaster Tools
Microsoft announced on the Bing blog that they have integrated the Bing Knowledge Widgets directly into Bing Webmaster Tools. In addition...
- Google Sandbox Version Two?
The Google Sandbox was a term coined back in 2004 when SEOs and webmaster began noticing their new sites were not ranking as quickly as they use to. In short, your new site got put into a sandbox, where you waited...
- New Google AdWords Distance Reporting & Location Bidding Controls
Google quietly announced on Google+ a new report and bidding option based on distance of the searcher to your location. The new report shows you impressions, clicks...
- Google I/O Badges
Melissa Daniels, A Program Manager at Google, posted pictures of neat giveaways at the Google I/O event. These are badges that show you attended the Google I/O 2014 event, with the Google Developer l
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Analytics + Google Docs = powerful dashboard tool Analytics power user +André…, Google+ - Google Analytics
- E.U. Antitrust Regulators Asked To Investigate YouTube's Paid Streaming Music, WebmasterWorld
- Google's Larry Page Discusses Privacy, Google Plus, and Tech Concerns, WebmasterWorld