Daily Search Forum Recap: December 26, 2013

Dec 26, 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:

  • Rap Genius' Link Scheme Goes Public Leading To Google Penalty
    John Marbach outed Rap Genius for masking a link building scheme as an affiliate program. Right before Christmas, Matt Cutts posted first on Hacker News and then on Twitter that Google is looking into it. A day later...
  • Google: Sitemaps Do Not Guarantee Indexing
    This is likely obvious to most the readers here but it is simple, submitting an XML sitemap to Google does not mean the pages in that sitemap will be fully indexed...
  • PlugRush Adult Ad Network Might Harm Your Google Rankings
    As I said, Googlers were spam fighting over Christmas and it is interesting to see Matt Cutts chime in on the forums. In fact, I believe he is most active in the Google forums on holidays. That being said...
  • Where Is The Kwanzaa In Google's Happy Holidays Logo
    Today, the third-day in a row, Google has a happy holidays logo, this one is more wintery and snowy, with a winter cabin look. But today is not Christmas, it is the day after Christmas...
  • Black Hats Prepare To Spam Google's Author Authority Algorithm
    For the past six-months, Google has been working on an algorithm to promote authorities on topics. In short, Google is going to try to figure out which authors or individuals are authorities on a specific topic and promote their content across any site...
  • Google Toy Making Party
    Jason Mayes from Google uploaded a picture, which looks like a professional image shot, of him and a fellow Googlers, dressed up pretending to be Santa's little helpers and making toys. Supposedly th

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