This week in search, I covered some speculation around the Google Sandbox again this time asking Google’s John Mueller if there was a new Sandbox. eBay admits they were hit by a Google penalty and it cost them dearly. Google says they update manual actions in Webmaster Tools twice daily but only send out emails once daily. Google updated their Robots.txt Tester tool and it is nice. Google added International Targeting debugging reports in Google Webmaster Tools. Google now issues mobile warnings in the search results for Flash web sites. Google has a new zip code knowledge graph. Google adds Google translate box details to search results also (forgot to cover this in my video). SEO is not getting easier, so man (or women) up. Google Earnings report shows that the new ad format is working well for revenue. Google+ drops the name restrictions. Bing added their right to be forgotten form now. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Google's John Mueller On If There Is A New Sandbox
- eBay Admits Google Penalty Had A "Dramatic Impact" On Earnings
- Google: Manual Actions Updated Twice Daily But Emails Sent Once Daily
- Google Revamps Webmaster Tools Robots.txt Tester Tool
- Google Webmaster Tools International Targeting Now Available
- Google Notice: This Site Uses Flash, May Not Work On Your Device
- Google Zip Code Listings Now In Search Results
- Google Search Adds Knowledge Graph Box With Translate Box Instantly
- Google For Webmasters: It's Only Going To Get Worse, Not Better
- Google Earnings Report Shows New AdWords Ad Format Increased Click Through Rates
- Google+ Drops Name Restrictions
- Submit Your Right To Be Forgotten Requests With Bing Now