Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: December 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 - 9:55 am 0 by

This week in search, I cover how we have not seen much Panda movement since mid-October. Google’s Freebase announced they are closing up shop, transfer the data to Wikidata - this is important because it powers some of the Knowledge Graph. Google News Archives is back in Google News search. Google dropped the links to the breadcrumbs in the snippets due to a hack. Google Image search in Germany shows frames again. Google tests mobile thumbnails images in the mobile results. Google said the new TLDs don’t rank better. Bing no longer powers Facebook web search results. There is a Google Local scam around postal verification codes. Google AdWords added a widget to create countdown ads. Google AdWords Editor pushed out a bug fix for CTR reporting. Google Now can control your Nest thermostat. Google released their top searches for 2014. Google News shut down in Spain but there is a loophole to get to it. Google’s Polish spam fighter is leaving the web spam team. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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