Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
Google AdWords Historical Quality Score In Reports Now
Google announced they are now providing ways to report on your historical quality score in Google AdWords. In addition to the historical quality score, you can also get historical landing page experience…
Google AdSense Tests Additional Vertical Link Units?
Google AdSense has an ad unit known as a link units, which are simple text based links that are ads that drive you to a page of ads. Normally…
Google: Try To Use Anchor Text & Image Alt Text
Google’s John Mueller made it loud and clear on Twitter that you should try to use anchor text in your links and alt text in your images. He said “I wouldn’t leave it out if you can avoid it” when he was talking about anchor text in your links and alt text in your images…
Google Testing Large Arrows For Search Results Pagination Controls?
Abhijeet Gadekarâ shared a screen shot with me on Twitter of Google testing large arrows on the left and right side of the page…
Join Google’s John Mueller Live In A Webmaster Hangout Today In Mountain View
It is one thing to partake in the Google webmaster hangout office hours events over YouTube Live hangouts but it is another thing to do it sitting inches away from Google’s John Mueller…
Google Sleep Shhhhh Wall
Here is a photo from Eugenia Sysoeva as posted on Instagram of the wall outside of one of the Google sleeping areas. It says Shhhhh! as you can see. There may be Googlers sleeping there, so be quiet
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- @pedrodias @aschottmuller @RossHudgens One tricky part is that you don’t know (if it’s not yours) what the server does with a URL, so it’s hard to check tons of different sites., John Mueller on Twitter
- @pedrodias It sounds like the links weren’t going to the actual resource on the server, but would still surprise me if this were broadly an issue., John Mueller on Twitter
- No luck buying backlinks!, WebmasterWorld
- Right to be forgotten update -> Google has evaluated 720K delisting requests & removed ~43% of 2M+ links submitted https://t.co/4yTeixZCVx, Glenn Gabe on Twitter
- Hey @rustybrick have you seen that the Google Page Speed Insights results have changed slightly: https://t.co/t6rPwtSOkq, Dan Richardson on Twitter
- Mobile Chrome “Make This Site Mobile”: No ads for Desktop sites, WebmasterWorld
- Mobile Hackathon on Air, The Google Advertiser Community