Daily Search Forum Recap: December 9, 2014

Dec 9, 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: 56.1% Of Ad Impressions Not Even Seen
    Google released a study claiming that the majority of ad impressions are unseen by users. Google said "A small number of publishers are serving most of the non-viewable impressions. 56.1% of all impressions we measured are not seen, but the average publisher viewability is 50.2%...
  • Google Webmaster Tools To Offer CMS Upgrade Notifications?
    The Google Webmaster Central team posted on Google+ a poll asking users and webmasters which notifications they'd like to see added to the Google Webmaster Tools message center. Google said, "A poll for those of you using a content management system or template to build your site (i.e...
  • Google's Business Local Holiday Tips
    Jade Wang from the Google Business Help team posted in the Google Business Help forums about new tips they are offering businesses to prepare for the holiday season. The tips include things like adjusting business hours to using AdWords at off peak times...
  • Google & Bing Infinite Ascii Goes Off The Snippet
    Menashe Avramov was messing around in the search results, like all good SEOs do, and he discovered a weird layout bug with the search results snippets in both Google and Bing around infinite ascii types of queries. He shared a screen shot or two on Google+...
  • Chee Chew's Google Goodbye Prank
    Chee Chew, former Google VP of engineering and someone who recently worked heavily with Google+ I believe, left Google about a month ago to join Amazon as the Vice President of Consumer Engagement at

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