This week Google may have pushed another algorithm update, this one targeting black hat link spam. Googleâs Maccabees updates may have hit many celebrity web sites. Google said they hope to communicate more about algorithm updates in 2018. Google said most SEOs donât know when unnatural links work or donât work. Google said long term noindex directives lead to nofollow as well. Google said you should try not to experiment with SEO with Google Tase Manager. Google said hiding structured data from users is cloaking. Google said fetching content from other sites and placing it on your site is no value add. Google AdWords is testing a similar look carousel and easy checkout icons. Google is testing related searches box in image search. Google said they will keep their pre-2012 FTC commitments even though they expired. Google Maps now doesnât allow negative reviews from current or former employees. John Mueller was working at Google on Christmas, again. The search community honored Matt McGee, Rae Hoffman Dolan, Joe Hall and Aleyda Solis this week. That was the search news as we covered it at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- New Google Update Targets Link Spam & Other Unnatural Links?
- Google Maccabee Updates Hurt Many Celebrity Web Sites
- Google Hopes To Communicate Larger Algorithm Changes In Future
- Google: SEOs Don’t Know If Unnatural Links Work Or Not
- Google: Long Term Noindex Will Lead To Nofollow On Links
- Google: Avoid Using Google Tag Manager For SEO Experiments
- Google: Showing Structured Data Markup Just To GoogleBot Is Cloaking
- Google: Fetching Content From Other Web Sites Does Not Add Value
- Google AdWords Shopping Ads Similar Looks & Easy Checkout
- Google Tests Related Searches Box In Image Search
- Google Says They Will Keep FTC Commitments After Required Deadline
- Google Maps Doesn’t Allow Negative Reviews From Current Or Former Employees
- John Mueller Helping Webmasters On Christmas Eve Year After Year
- Matt McGee – The Search Community Honors You
- Rae (Hoffman) Dolan – The Search Community Honors You
- Joe Hall – The Search Community Honors You
- Aleyda Solis -The Search Community Honors You