This week in search, I posted the monthly Google webmaster report. Google may be preparing for a large update, we saw shifts on May 2nd and 7th. Bing also may have done an update, this one was on May 5th. Google’s Matt Cutts told us they are working on relying on links less. Google treats the new TLDs and generic TLDs. Google dropped Amazon’s rich snippets. Google AdSense publishers are concerned about the downward earnings trend. AdWords launched MCC scripts. Wall Street Journal profiled two large SEM companies that look bad. Expedia seemed to have a penalty for a full quarter, but their earnings results didn’t reflect anything negative. Google’s rich snippets for Spinal Tap video on IMDB shows 8 out of 11. Google Maps app did a major update. DuckDuckGo redesigned and added some nice features. There is a search engine to search HTML entities. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- May 2014 Google Webmaster Report
- Google Preparing Large Update? Shifts On May 2nd & 7th
- Bing Algorithm Update On May 5th?
- Google's Matt Cutts: Links Still Have Many Years Left In Them But...
- Google: We Currently Treat New TLDs As gTLDs
- Google Drops Amazon's Rich Snippets From Search Results
- Google AdSense Publishers Brace For Lower Earnings In May
- Google AdWords MCC Scripts
- Two Top SEM Firms Featured As Offering Poor SEM Results By WSJ
- SearchMetrics Shows Expedia's Google Traffic Return, But Did It Ever Drop?
- Google Shows Ratings Snippet 8 Out Of 11?
- Google Maps App Update Adds Uber, Offline Maps, Lane Navigation & More
- DuckDuckGo Adds Carousel, Auto-Complete, Local Results & More
- Amp-what: A Unicode & HTML Entity Search Engine