Daily Search Forum Recap: October 14, 2019

Oct 14, 2019 - 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: Disavow Tool Hurts Too Many Sites
    Google hasn't been a huge fan of folks using the disavow link tool but the tool remains because it may help some sites that simply have a lot of bad links pointing to it. Gary Illyes of Google said at PubCon that if it was up to him, he would do away...
  • Google: Only Invest In Link Audits If There Was Shady SEO
    Google's Gary Illyes said you really only need to invest in a link audit if you had some shady SEO done on your site in the past. He said otherwise, if you are just looking for better rankings, there is no need for a link audit to be...
  • Google: Changing The Destination URL Of A Link Changes Relevance & Value Of That Link
    It appears that Gary Illyes from Google said that if you have a link on a page and that link points to page A, but then you change that same link to point to page B - the value and relevance of that link changes...
  • Google Changed Nofollow Link Rule To Better Understand The Web
    The reason Google changed the nofollow link from a directive to a hint is to give the search engine more flexibility to understand the web. Prior, Google was unable to look at those links at all, it was a directive. Now that it is a hint, Google can use those links...
  • Google Search Doesn't Recognize Authors But Rather Entities
    Gary Illyes from Google was asked if Google search tracks or recognizes authors. He said for Google Search it is more about entities, not authors. But for Google News and Google Scholar...
  • GooglePlex Castellers
    Here are castellers, a human built tower, at the GooglePlex, the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. This was posted by Castellers de Vilafranca on Instagram. Pretty wild...
  • Programming Note: Offline For Sukkot
    This is just a quick note that I will be offline for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. All stories, social media posts, etc were all pre-written and scheduled to be posted. I'll be back with...

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Note: This story was pre-written before the Sukkot holiday. I am currently offline for the holiday and unable to respond to comments on this site, social, media or other platforms.


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