Daily Search Forum Recap: August 13, 2012

Aug 13, 2012 - 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:

  • DMCA Takedowns The Latest Google Search Quality Penalty
    Late Friday, Google tried to quietly announce, in a transparent way, a new factor to be added to Google's search quality signals. The new factor is DMCA requests...
  • Google Search Quality Updates Returns
    After missing the June search quality update, Google came back with a dual post in August for 86 updates in June and July. You can see the full list on the Google Search blog but here it is broken down by category...
  • Google Shuns Prayer Times Rich Snippet
    About a year ago, Google added a new rich snippet for prayer times, so when you searched Google for prayer times in a specific location, Google would return some responses depending on the search results marked up with those prayer times...
  • Wikipedia Links Can Backfire?
    As you know, Wikipedia nofollows all their external links, so links from Wikipedia should have no impact on your rankings - be it positive or negative. A WebmasterWorld thread have some SEOs disagreeing with that...
  • London Closing Ceremony & All Google Olympics Doodles
    Today Google has their final logo for the Olympics, the London 2012 closing ceremony logo (aka Doodle). It is a nice basic Doodle but I wanted to share all the past logos from Google over the past couple weeks...
  • Google Pool Table: Google LA
    I spotted this picture on Flickr, uploaded by well known photographer, Thomas Hawk. It is a picture of a Google Pool table with Google LA on it from a top down view.

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