Daily Search Forum Recap: August 5, 2014

Aug 5, 2014 - 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 Webmaster Tools Drops Author Stats
    In December 2011, Google launched author stats, a way to see how your content, across sites, based on your Google Authorship profile, fared. That is now gone...
  • Google Gives No Comment On Pigeon Updates
    On Friday we reported on a refresh of the local search results, after the major Google Pigeon update a week or so before. Google basically told us they have nothing to say on this and likely will not provide future details on local search algorithm changes.
  • Google Learn More About Links With Publisher Images
    Just when we think authorship and publisher is dead, because Google dropped author images back in June - we see signs of maybe rel=publisher making some headway...
  • Google Webmaster Tools Messages Shows Your Reconsideration Request Submissions
    When you submit a reconsideration request, Google notifies you they received it with a blanket message in Google Webmaster Tools. Now, supposedly, Google will also show you a copy of your submission via the reconsideration request form...
  • Google News Publisher Center: Webmaster Tools For News Sites
    Google Webmaster Tools already has special features for Google News publishers, like a separate view of the news indexing and processing details, as well as news specific errors...
  • Google & Apple Stores Merge?
    Jason Morrison from Google snapped a picture of a store in Colombo, Sri Lanka where the sign says Google Store but one of the Os in the Google logo is of the Apple logo. Maybe Google and Apple retail

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