Daily Search Forum Recap: August 10, 2015

Aug 10, 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: Even Links To Soft 404 Pages Are Not Counted
    Google told us numerous times that 404 pages to remove bad links - no really, numerous times. But what about soft 404 pages?
  • Night Mode Added To Google Maps App
    Google released an update for the iOS Maps app that now lets the navigation feature go into night mode during evening hours. The release note was "night mode in navigation to see route more easily after dark...
  • Google To SEOs: How Do You Detect Duplicate Content Issues?
    So we all know what Google says about duplicate content - that it is not a Google penalty. Of course, you do not want to have duplicate content across your site, because it can confuse Google in what should rank first...
  • Google: You Can Use Pipes In Title Tags
    In the past, Google has said not to use pipes in URLs because it is one of the characters than can imply other things. But using them in your title tags is fine and I see it often.
  • Yahoo Testing Gray URLs In Search Results
    Yahoo is testing a new user interface for their search results, this new test shows gray URLs as opposed to the typical green URLs.
  • Google Mobile Food Truck
    Here is a picture one of the Google Food trucks at the GooglePlex. It is one of the mobile versions, as you can see by the label, "Mobile Fleet" Powered by Google Food, go/food." Maybe it is not

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