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 :: December 13, 2013
This week in search, we had Google go after yet another link network, this one named Anglo Rank. Yandex announced they are not going to use link data...
- Google Knowledge Graph Gets Ads
I am shocked to see Google testing ads on the knowledge graph so soon! @gfiorelli1 posted a picture on Twitter of the new car knowledge graph that launched a week or so ago with an ad format on it...
- Google Structured Data Dashboard Adds Error Reports
In the middle of this year, Google released the Structured Data Dashboard for Google Webmaster Tools. Now...
- Reporting Offensive Images In Google Image Search
Google has been changing the way they let searchers report offensive images for years now. Now...
- Google+ Removed From Google AdSense Scorecard
In June of this year, Google added a Scorecard to the Google AdSense home page portal. The scorecard is designed to give publishers a quick snapshot of how well your ad settings, webpages and content are performing relative to other AdSense publishers...
- Google Goes Animated With Christmas Search Decorations
Every year, Google adds decorations to their search results for the holidays. They did it a couple weeks ago for Hanukkah and they do it every year for Christmas, Kwanzaa and heck, even Festivus. This is the first year...
- Yandex Christmas Tree
Brad Fitzpatrick, who works at Google but also famed for creator of LiveJournal, memcached and OpenID, was at the largest Russian search engine, Yandex, the other day and snapped some pictures. Here
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- A new way to explore Google+ content by category If you’re…, Yonatan Zunger - Google+
- Google+ for Android: snow, search, love Today we’re…, Jonathan Terleski - Google+
- Gmail blows up e-mail marketing by caching all images on their servers, WebmasterWorld
- Massive Google Ranking Drop after WordPress Theme Change, WebmasterWorld
- Reviews bouncing back but my score is now 4.5 but it is still 5.0 in my dash, Google Business Help
- Smartphone Crawl Errors in GWT - Blocked URLs, Google Webmaster Help
- Updating the Hangouts button: On Air, better apps support,…, Richard Dunn - Google+
- Welcome new AdWords Top Contributors: Dave, Nik an..., AdWords Community