Daily Search Forum Recap: September 22, 2014

Sep 22, 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:

  • Buffer Migrates To HTTPS, Google Fixes Edge Case
    Buffer's Courtney Seiter posted their August content report documenting an issue when they migrated from HTTP to HTTPS this past month. Initially...
  • WebP Formatted Images Are Google Friendly
    WebP is a relativly new image format that provides lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. Google is an advocate for it since it helps speed up browsing and such. But do WebP images get indexed and ranked by Google Images...
  • Bing Ads Campaign Planner
    Bing announced a new feature within Bing Ads named Campaign Planner. Campaign Planner enables advertisers to see marketplace insights by vertical, product, and keyword...
  • DuckDuckGo Blocked In China
    DuckDuckGo, the privacy search engine, that was also recently added as a search option on iOS 8, has been blocked by China. Gabriel Weinberg, the founder of DuckDuckGo, confirmed it on Twitter yesterday when Steven Millward asked him. Using the blockedinchina...
  • Google Maps Navigation Expands To 19 New Countries
    Google announced on Google+ that their free and very useful smartphone navigation app, Google Maps, has expanded to an additional 19 countries...
  • Google's Gary Illyes Experiences A Huge Ranking Drop
    There is no greater satisfaction to some than a Google search quality engineer experiencing their own very serious ranking drop. Google's Gary Illyes, a search quality engineer, went skydiving while

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