Daily Search Forum Recap: October 27, 2016

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:00 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's John Mueller: Image Links & Text Links Are Pretty Different
    We've covered the topic of having links based on anchor text versus images for many years but I don't know if we covered Google on them. John Mueller said on Twitter this morning that obviously an image link versus a text link are "pretty different...
  • Moz: 40% Of Google's Top Search Results Are HTTPS, Up From 25% Earlier This Year
    In January, Moz reported that 25% of the Google search results were HTTPS. Meaning of the top search results Moz tracks, 25% of those were listed as HTTPS in the snippets. Well, now that number is up to 40% according to the Mozcast features tool...
  • Google Maps Tests Showing Local Businesses Names
    Florent Abaziou posted screen shots on Twitter of Google Maps showing the local version of the business name under the English version of the business name in the maps description. He said this is "great for global businesses" and shared several examples of this in action...
  • Manage Your Business Attributes In Google My Business
    Google My Business posted an update that says you can now manage your business attributes in the Google My Business dashboard. So if you've uploaded these attributes using the spreadsheet method...
  • The Google Halloween Decorations Are Up
    Halloween is around the corner and Google is dressing up their offices around the world. We have photos from Google New York all the way to Google Korea of the various decorations Google has put up a

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