Daily Search Forum Recap: November 21, 2014

Nov 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:

  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: November 21, 2014
    This week is the mobile week in SEO! Google announced they are officially showing mobile-friendly labels in the mobile search results. They released a testing tool for mobile friendly...
  • Google: Sites Lose Loads Of Pages Over Misuse Of 403 Status Codes
    Gary Illyes from Google posted on Google+ that he sees many large sites lose a ton of their pages in the Google index for misusing 403 status codes when they should be using 503s...
  • Google Merchant Center Adds Diagnostics Section
    Google announced they've added a new diagnostics tab in the Google Merchant Center that provides consolidated issue reporting for your feeds and items. This tab now replaces the Data Quality tab but aims at improving the troubleshooting efforts of your feeds and items...
  • Conversion Estimates Added To Google AdWords Keyword Planner Tool
    Google quietly announced on Google+ that they've upgraded the Keyword Planner tool to support conversion estimates. Now you can use a slider to see how varying bids may influence your campaignsâ performance differently for desktop and mobile devices...
  • Google Testing Scrollable Answer Box
    Here is a new format for the Google Answers box you typically see at the top of the search page when doing a question based or fact based query. This new answer box lets the user slide or scroll the box to see more answers from additional sources...
  • Not To Be Out Done By Bing: Google's Phone Charger
    Yesterday I shared a picture of the Bing Ads portable battery phone charger on this site, as part of our search pics, and Google's Matt Cutts saw it and said Google has one in blue. So he shared a p

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