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: Comments Better On Your Site Then On Social Networks
Gary Illyes from Google said at the State of Search conference the other day that you are better off having comments and reactions to your content directly on your site…
Google: Pruning Content Is Not Safe; Instead Make It Better
Gary Illyes from Google said at the State of Search conference that from a Google perspective, pruning content is not a safe tactic for improving your overall site quality…
Poll: Black Hat SEO Not Dead Yet
SEOs seem split on the question of is black hat SEO dying. That is a poll we ran in July and we have over 870 responses thus far….
Google: There Is Value In Broken Link Building
Broken link building is when you find links that lead to broken 404ed pages and then ask those webmasters to update the link with a link to your page, which has up…
68% Of SEOs Do Their Work Without Log File Analysis
A few weeks ago, I conducted a poll asking SEOs how they do their job with or without log files. I discussed how log files can be an awesome way to uncover…
Google Look Out
Here is a photo of Hannah at the Google European headquarters at the look out, using these pirate binoculars to spot treasures. Of course, she has to have
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- #StateofSearch “typically if you are buying links, and you are overdoing it, you will get a manual action.” @methode, Jenny Halasz on Twitter
- #StateofSearch Go through your links. If you trust that site, remove the nofollow so they can get benefit.” @methode, Jenny Halasz on Twitter
- @methode confirms that @JohnMu may be a robot. #StateofSearch https://t.co/gqCn7Vc6Ta, Jesse McDonald on Twitter
- Nofollow of internal links (to avoid Penguin) is stupid. Via @methode #StateofSearch, Alan Bleiweiss on Twitter
- Bring customers to your business with location extensions on YouTube and new local formats for the Display Network. https://t.co/xa0CpN1ghq https://t.co/r0YNRi1DGB, Google AdWords on Twitter
- Featured Snippets Do Get Clicked, Cre8asite Forums
This post was scheduled to go live today but was written earlier – I am currently offline today.