Daily Search Forum Recap: October 9, 2015

Oct 9, 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:

  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: October 9, 2015
    This week in search, I posted the monthly Google webmaster report. I also covered the new hacked sites algorithm Google launched, but is it only impacting spammy queries. Google may have had an update early this week...
  • Google's Hacked Sites Algorithm Only Impacts Spammy Queries
    The new Google Hacked Sites Algorithm which launched this week, we think, is said to impact about 5% of search queries. It aims at removing sites that are hacked in the search results, to keep the search results safe...
  • Google: When You Block Thin Content Use Noindex Over 404s
    Yesterday, at PubCon, Gary Illyes from Google spoke. I was not there but I followed much of the coverage of it on Twitter. One thing he said that I saw from multiple tweets was that when you do block thin or bad content...
  • Google Red "Live" Label In Mobile Search Results
    Google is testing a new label in the search results, specifically found in the mobile search results. The label is in red and says "Live." I assume it highlights live coverage of a news topic, that is breaking and happening in real time...
  • Google AdSense Sign Up Process Now Faster
    Google announced they changed the workflow to sign up for Google AdSense to make it faster. Now, after you sign up, you have immediate access to your AdSense account. In the past...
  • Google Project Fi Jacket
    Louis Gray from Google is expanding beyond Android figurines and getting into wearables with his swag. Here he is showcasing his new Project Fi jacket. He said his son thought it was a Facebook jack

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