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 May Trust Links Less After They Are Modified
Pedro Dias, a former Google employee who worked on the Search Quality and Webspam team for years, said on Twitter that Google is less likely to trust a link after it is modified...
- Google Structured Data Testing Tool Also Drops Authorship Image
Last week, we reported that Google dropped the authorship image from the search results for good. But we also documented how the Google Structured Data Testing Tool still showed the old format...
- Google Webmaster Tools Now Notifying Webmasters Of Right To Be Forgotten Removals
Google Webmaster Tools began sending out notices to webmasters who had their content removed from the European versions of Google over the Right To Be Forgotten law in the European Union...
- Got To Be A Bug: Google Shopping Ads With Blue Highlights
Aaron Dicks shared with me on Twitter a weird display for the Google Product Listing Ads/Shopping ads (or whatever they are called now). The ads show as they normally do but the product titles are highlighted in this dark blue color...
- Google Employees Requesting Supplies May Need To Draw A Dinosaur
I spotted a picture on Facebook that is actually private, but I got permission to use it from the Googler thanks to Jonathan Dingman. It is a form Googlers fill out when asking for supplies and such.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- +Google Drive on the web and for mobile has been updated to make it faster and…, Google+ - Google
- Check out what's new in Data Import plus an early-user case study. Companies…, Google+ - Google Analytics
- Google Quietly Launches CookieChoices.org Website, WebmasterWorld
- Only 8 teams left…and 1 #SmartyPins title. Play #WorldCup trivia with a Google…, Google+ - Google Maps
- Back From The Dead Google AdSense, WebmasterWorld
- Deciding If Adsense Is Right For My Site (Or Not), WebmasterWorld
- Googlebot-Mobile UA strings and their handling "Googlebot-Mobile (compatible; Googlebot-Mobile/2.1;", Google Webmaster Help
- Registration Open for YouTube Live Con 2014!, YouTube Help
- Tip of the Week: Segment customers by Affinity categories Posted by +Daniel…, Google+ Google Analytics
- Trade Body Calls For Google Glass To Be Banned In UK Cinemas, WebmasterWorld