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 Penguin 2.1 Was A Big Hit
Late Friday afternoon, Google's Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they unleashed Penguin 2.1. In short, Matt Cutts, Google's head of search spam, said it impacted about 1% of search queries. Looking at the hundreds of comments on our quick post from Friday and looking at the threads out there in the webmaster and SEO communities, it seems like many many webmasters were impacted by this update.
- Google's Matt Cutts: No PageRank Update Before 2014
It is now over 8 months since the last Google Toolbar PageRank update, which happened on February 4, 2013. At the six month point, Google told us a "no comment" on why there has not been a PageRank update...
- How Network Admins Can Turn Off Google HTTPS Secure
As you know, Google originally announced SSL search back in 2011 where it would impact "less than 10% of their users." Now, it is impacting over 90% of users and thus showing [notprovided] to webmasters and marketers about 90% of the time...
- Google AdWords API Update Brings Offline Conversions Integration
Google announced last week a new version of the Google AdWords API, v201309...
- Google Unleashes Penguin 2.1
Penguin 2.1 has officially been released today. Matt Cutts, Google's head of search spam announced it on Twitter: Penguin 2.1 launching today. Affects ~1% of searches to a noticeable degree. More info on Penguin: http://t...
- Google Sandbox Accessories
Archie Watt, an SEO and Google Top Contributor, snapped a picture of some Google swag. Of course, since he was likely around of the time of the Google Sandbox days, he saw these oceanside toys and sa
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Link Rot .. a cancer that kills?, WebmasterWorld
- Google 2.1 Penguin Update affected all our ranking keywords. Disavow link?, WebmasterWorld
- Google Builds Chrome OS To Work Straight Into Windows 8, WebmasterWorld