Daily Search Forum Recap: November 15, 2013

Nov 15, 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:

  • Did Matt Cutts Just Call Himself A Link Spammer?
    Yesterday I reported that Google says using keyword rich user names in comments can be considered spammy and against Google's policies...
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: November 15, 2013
    This week in search, Matt Cutts declares war on keyword rich comment names but ignores his use of GoogleGuy back in the day. Google is offering free short site reviews this coming Monday. Yahoo Answers has some issues with their SEO...
  • Google Image Authorship Adds "Page By"
    In early October, we reported Google added authorship to image search. We also reported how confusing it was because the authorship was applied to the author of the story on the page but not the author of the image...
  • Is The Tech Support Policy For Google AdWords Unfair?
    Google has many policies when it comes to everything, including AdWords. One policy is AdWords User Safety policy...
  • Google AdWords Bid Simulator Gets Estimate Conversion Values
    Google quietly announced on Google+ a new feature added to their AdWords Bid Simulator. The new feature shows you how bids impact conversion values within the tool. The example Google gave was: For example...
  • No Longer Beta: Google Analytics Real Time Events/Conversions But...
    Google announced this week that events and conversions in Google Analytics Real-Time reports is coming out of beta. Plus they are adding App profiles and dedicated metrics for Unique Visitors. But what they did not tell you was they dropped the "events action" filter from the reports...
  • gFit
    Richard Hay from Google shared a picture of the door for the Google Gym, it is named gfit. He said, "You can't just say gym" - good point. Gym does start with a G. :)

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