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 Trends Top Charts
Google announced they have added a new section to Google Trends named Top Charts. This new feature shows you by category what is trending now...
- Google: Headscarfs Do Not Prevent Authorship Display
Google can be very picky about the type of photo they show in their authorship rich snippets. They want the photo to be recognizable and they have many more guidelines...
- Google Crawling Unlinked URLs; How About Nofollowed URLs
This is more of a theoretical question... So last week we covered how Google will use unlinked URLs for discovery. I.e. If I list out a url, like www.bigbluepineapplechart.com/unlinked.html...
- Can GoogleBot Read QR Codes?
A Google Webmaster Help thread has an interesting question, does Google use QR codes for discovering new content and pages...
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: September 13, 2013
I was offline last week, so I am doing two weeks of search news in this one video. I quickly recap the Google webmaster report for September and then go into some unusual Google updates...
- Google Earth Satellite Security Surveillance System
Paolo Tomasetig posted a picture on Google+ of a sign posted under the Western Masonic Centre that reads, "This site is protected by Google Earth satellite 24 hour surveillance system." How funny!
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google has released mobile update?, WebmasterWorld
- Ain't It Time To Say Goodbye To Angie's List?, Cre8asite Forums
- Are Links Without Anchor Text Considered "Hidden Links"?, WebmasterWorld
- Broken Link Building - picking up bonus opportunities, WebmasterWorld
- Google loves me - OK to change hosts?, WebmasterWorld
- WMT warning about links that are natural, WebmasterWorld
- Video Ads for Small Businesses, AdWords Community