Daily Search Forum Recap: August 17, 2015

Aug 17, 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: We Have Algorithmic Diagnosis Tools So We Are Not In A Black Box
    We know Google can check if a site is penalized or not. Google has told webmasters in real time if they are penalized many many times. We even saw what Google calls the Google Penalty Server...
  • Google AdSense Testing Plain Text Units?
    Bill Atchison, aka incrediBILL, an administrator at the WebmasterWorld forums, posted a thread at WebmasterWorld asking if some premium publishers are allowed to bypass the normal JavaScript based ad code and use HTML based ad code on their site...
  • Google: We Can't See All Lazy Loaded Content On Mobile
    Google's John Mueller was asked in the Google+ Hangout at the 14:05 mark about lazy loaded content, specifically on mobile. Can Google see all that content and the quick answer is no...
  • Tweets In Google's Desktop Results As Of Last Month
    Search Engine Land reports based on a tip from Conductor that Google has been testing more Twitter integration, showing Tweets in the desktop Google search results as of July. In May...
  • Google: Mobile Only Sites Are Fine, You Don't Need A Desktop Site.
    Google's John Mueller said in a Google+ Hangout on Friday morning that you do not need a specific desktop web site, that having a mobile site is perfectly fine. Google will rank and list your mobile web site on the desktop search results just fine...
  • Google BBQ Chef
    Jack Fermon from Google snapped a picture of one of the Google chefs barbecuing. Jack wrote, "Life at Google... BBQ ribs at the office" and posted the picture on Google+. Yum.

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