Daily Search Forum Recap: October 16, 2013

Oct 16, 2013 - 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 Penguin After-Dance Going On Now?
    There is some very early chatter at WebmasterWorld of reports that another Google shakeup is going on right now. Webmasters are questioning if it is an update to Penguin 2.1 or if it is something else...
  • Google Says No To MugShots Web Sites With New Algorithm
    On October 3rd, Google launched another algorithm change, one I didn't cover here but wrote about at Search Engine Land named the Google Mugshot Algorithm. In short, Google has downgraded the rankings of mugshot web sites, such as Mugshots...
  • Google Analytics Enables Channel Grouping Sharing
    A savvy analytics guy named André Mafei spotted a new feature within Google Analytics and shared the news on Google+. Google now supports the ability to share your channel grouping...
  • Google: Using Google Translate Is A Form Of Auto-Generated Content Spam
    Google's John Mueller said in black and white in a Google Webmaster Help thread that using Google Translate to translate your whole site, is the same thing as "auto-generated content." This should come to no surprise to anyone here...
  • Google Says Favicons To Return To AdSense Ads
    In July, Google officially announced favicons within AdSense ads. So the ad units will show off the site's favicon, if available, which should increase one's click through rate. But in September, when Google launched their new AdSense formats the favicons went missing...
  • Google+ Police Car
    Mark Traphagen posted a picture of a car that looks like a cop car that was parked outside his Chapel Hill Trader Joes that has a big Google+ logo on it. It really isn't a cop car, but made to look l

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