Daily Search Forum Recap: December 18, 2014

Dec 18, 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:

  • GoogleBot Does Not Use SPDY For Crawling
    Google's John Mueller answered a question in Stack Exchange about if GoogleBot uses SPDY for crawling the web. The question: When SPDY is available for a site, does Googlebot use it...
  • Google Local Pin Verification Scams Via Postal Mail?
    There is an interesting response from Google's Jade Wang in a Google Business Help thread. The issue was, a person received a verification code via snail mail from Google Business Local, in order to verify a business on Google Maps...
  • Google Tests Images In Mobile Search Result Snippets
    Yesterday on Search Engine Land I reported how some users were seeing image thumbnails in the mobile friendly Google results, within the search results snippets. I received a screen shot from an iOS user. This morning...
  • Google Breadcrumb Snippets Remove Clickable Hyperlink
    Google seems to have dropped the feature to click on the breadcrumb links within the search results snippet. For example, here is an image of a snippet in the search results that displays the breadcrumb: Back at some point in time...
  • Google AdWords Editor v11.0.1 Fixes CTR Reporting
    Google quietly announced on Google+ that they issued a new version of the AdWords Editor...
  • Google Campus TLV Hanukkah Menorah
    Google is known to use their lava lamps as menorahs in the main GooglePlex lobby for years, they also use legos. Google TLV Campus, in Tel Aviv Israel took a different approach, using interesting abtr

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