Google rolled out a Panda update this week, Panda 3.9.2. Google also rolled out a "diversity" update that didn't seem to work too well. Google has updated their rich snippet testing tool and also renamed it to the structured data testing tool. Google News now supports the meta keywords tag. Google News publishers complain they have lower organic rankings. Google renamed the rich snippets testing tool to structured data testing tool and improved it a bit. Google News now has the news_keywords tag. Some Google News publishers claim they have lower organic rankings because they are in Google News. Google accidentally released an update to their Webmaster Guidelines, then pulled it quickly. Google confirmed a new top down navigation test. Google Maps app is gone from iOS 6 and Apple users are complaining. Apple also updated their App Store search to show only one search result per page. Microsoft is running an ad campaign against Google for tracking Apple Safari users without them knowing. We have three new poll results live, one on Yahoo Directory listings, the future of Google AdSense and if you recovered from the Google Page Layout algorithm. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Google Rolls Out Panda 3.9.2 Refresh
- Google Diversity Update Actually Work?
- Google Panda 4.0 Update? A Diversification Update.
- Google Updates Structured Data Testing Tool (Formerly Rich Snippets)
- The Meta Keywords Tag Is Back, At Least For Google News
- Google News Publishers Have Lower Organic Rankings?
- Preview The New Google Webmaster Guidelines
- Confirmed: Google's New Top Navigation Test
- Google Maps App Is Gone In iOS 6!
- Apple Thinks One Search Result Per Page Is Good
- Microsoft Tells Apple Users To Use Bing Over Google Due To Privacy Concerns
- 26% Say They Would Pay For A Yahoo Directory Listing
- How Confident Are You In Google AdSense Future? Results Are In.
- 70% Did Not Recover From Google's Page Layout Algorithm