Daily Search Forum Recap: August 16, 2012

Aug 16, 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:

  • Google's Cutts: The Next Penguin Update Will Be Big
    Yesterday, At SES San Francisco during the Matt Cutts keynote, Matt answered some questions about the Penguin update that has many SEOs and webmaster shaking in their boots...
  • Google's New Search Snippets Blocked By Robots.txt Warning
    Google is showing a more descriptive search snippet for when it cannot show any search snippet in the search results. If a page is being blocked by the robots.txt file...
  • Email Delivery Bug With Google Webmaster Tools Messages
    Google highly recommends that every webmaster sign up with Google Webmaster Tools and configure the message center to forward all notifications to an email address. It is smart advice and I doubt any webmaster would argue with it...
  • Errors When Verifying The Social Local Google+ Page
    Google added the ability to verify and merge your Google+ local pages with social pages a week or so ago. Many have already transitioned the pages over but many have yet to do it. Those trying to do it today may not be able to because the feature is 'erroring' out with a 500 error response...
  • Google News: Can You Index Secure Pages? Yes.
    We know Google search has no problem indexing and ranking pages that are secured via SSL/HTTPs. But can Google News index HTTPS pages...
  • Google Fiber Van
    Louis Gray posted a picture of the latest fleet of cars/vans operated by Google. This one is for Google Fiber. I assume this van contains the equipment to install Google Fiber at your home. As Loui

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