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:
Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Algorithm Update & Mobile First Index Tests, Sentiment Ranking Factors & Danny Sullivan Joins Google
This week in search, I covered a largish Google search algorithm ranking update over last weekend. Also, we are noticing huge shifts in the mobile search results, maybe it is …
Google Date Bylines In Search Results Snippets Penalty
Often you will see dates in the search results snippets when blog or news related content shows up in the organic Google search results. Did you know you can lose the ability…
How Cyrillic Script Impacts Google Search Rankings
Google’s John Mueller answered a question around how Cyrillic script and those special characters and/or accent marks on characters, impacts your rankings in Google. The….
Funny Google Algorithm Response From Google: Sounds Fishy
Most jokes don’t make me laugh – in fact, I have very little emotions in general. I think they have been diluted over the years from all the awesome comments I get here…..
Google: HTTPS Migrations Don’t Result In Traffic Loss
Here is a thread from a few months ago, but still pretty interesting where Barry Adams, an SEO, posted on Twitter that you will lose traffic when you do an HTTPS…
Did Google Say Affiliate Sites Are Not Quality Sites?
Did Google’s Gary Illyes say on Twitter that an affiliate site is not a quality site? He said “perhaps affiliate sites are not quality” when someone complained that affiliate sites…
Daniel Waisberg was in the Google Copenhagen office and snapped a picture of his work environment that day. You can see him sitting near a Google fireplace.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- @JoMarieT @rustybrick I surely haven’t mentioned the seals though. And that was a very long time ago, too, Gary Illyes on Twitter
- @AHalliday @methode @rustybrick Most sites handle double-slashes on their own: https://t.co/YVyxiIFFQr, John Mueller on Twitter
- Seeing a redesigned, multi-tab SERP feature for NASCAR (even on desktop) — https://t.co/xkiu48vuIZ, Dr. Pete Meyers on Twitter
- So much for NDAs. https://t.co/KUKAjcdekm, Annie Cushing on Twitter
- Google Home Mini Discovered “Listening” at Random Times, WebmasterWorld
- International Day of the Girl Child 2017 Today we’re standing with girls all …, Google+ – Google UK
This post was scheduled to go live today but was written earlier – I am currently offline today.