Daily Search Forum Recap: October 21, 2014

Oct 21, 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:

  • Google AutoCorrects: Penguin 3.0 Still Rolling Out & 1% Impact
    As you already know, Google launched Penguin 3.0 late Friday. But yesterday, Google's John Mueller said he believed the roll out was complete but then hours later stepped back on that. Today we learn from Google's Pierre Far on Google+ that the roll out is far from complete, that it is still rolling out and will so for the "next few weeks." Pierre said, "it's a slow worldwide rollout, so you may notice it settling down over the next few weeks."
  • Google Currently Won't Accept HTTPS Sites Into Google Trusted Store Program
    Google launched the Trusted Store program back in 2011, their way of vouching for online merchants. But if those merchants are fully HTTPS...
  • Google: Don't Use Hover Menus On Mobile Friendly Sites
    As you may remember, Google is laying hints that mobile UX is coming as a ranking factor. That being the case, Googlers are now talking a lot about mobile UX (user experience) issues they see often...
  • Google On Being In Google News As A Search Quality Ranking Signal
    Yesterday in the hangout where John Mueller felt the Penguin 3.0 roll out was complete, but it wasn't, John had a special guest from the Google News team, Stacie. Stacie is the Google rep in the Google News forum...
  • Google: My Business Dashboard May Have Few Day Delay
    Jade Wang from Google said in a Google Business Help thread that updates submitted via the old Google Places dashboard may be delayed by a few days. I don't think this is new information for most local SEOs but it is nice to have on record...
  • At The GooglePlex: A Tail Gator
    You never know what you'd bump into while at the GooglePlex, Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Google's Satyajeet Salgar posted a picture of this person walking around in a tail gat

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