Daily Search Forum Recap: August 12, 2014

Aug 12, 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 Notifications For Faulty Mobile Redirects
    In June, Google began showing a notice of faulty redirects within the Google search results page that told the searchers that if they click on that search results from their smartphone, it may take them to the site's home page instead of the page they are expecting...
  • Google HTTPS: Run On A Per URL Basis In Real Time & Not Part Of Panda
    As we learn more about the Google HTTPS algorithm I want to keep you posted. Three new tidbits came out on the topic through yesterday's Google webmaster hangout with Google's John Mueller on Google+...
  • A New SEO Business: Selling SSL/HTTPS Links
    As you remember, Google launched a new algorithm for HTTPS ranking where they give you a tiny boost in the rankings for going HTTPS/SSL with your site.
  • New Google AdWords Local Format Test
    @dr_pete spotted a new Google user interface test for local maps ads within the Google search results. The ads show up in what looks like an organic local map box...
  • Google Fetch As Google Adds Colored Syntax
    Google has now added colored syntax to their fetch as Googlebot tool within Google Webmaster Tools. If you try it out by going to Google Webmaster Tools and then fetch a URL on your site, Google's results will now show you the HTML code in colored syntax...
  • Google Excavations
    Evan Rapoport from Google posted a picture of the excavations underway at the GooglePlex. It must be landscaping but the joke is they are looking for another pink tyrannosaurus rex, which they named

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