Some savvy SEOs noticed a weird hack that lets you see search results in a state of before the Penguin update. It is pretty wild and no idea if it is legit but it is convincing. We thought that there were two major search ranking changes in Google but Google told us they were not updates related to Penguin or Panda or anything like it. Google purged many free web directories from their index. Google launched the knowledge graph - it is answers. Google said do not stuff the title attribute with keywords. Google said if it doesn't understand the markup, it will just use the text. Bing may have updated but we are not sure. Google is now doing weekly videos summarizing Google Places/Maps topics. Yahoo lost another CEO, Scott Thomspon and he was replaced after lying on his resume. Facebook is on the NASDAQ today as FB. There is a hilarious Matt Cutts parody video you must watch. It was Mother's Day this past Sunday - happy Mom's Day all you mothers. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Hit By Penguin? Google Query Hack To Confirm?
- Google Update Brewing? What Is Going On?
- Google Penguin 1.1 Update Underway? Google Says No.
- Free Directory Sites Dropping Out Of Google?
- Google Knowledge Graph: Google Labels Me An SEO Expert
- Google's Algorithms Find Stuffed Title Attributes As Sneaky
- Google Uses Text Of Code It Doesn't Understand
- Bing Search Update? Crawl Changes?
- Vanessa From Google Places Offers Weekly Video Recaps
- Yahoo Loses Another CEO: This Is Beyond Ridiculous
- NASDAQ:FB (Facebook) Now On NASDAQ At $38
- Video Parody: Google's Cutts On Ranking #1
- Happy Mother's Day From The Search Industry