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: New Sites Should Go HTTPS From The Start
John Mueller from Google said on Twitter that if you are building a new site, then you should most likely go HTTPS from the start. I don't think anyone would argue with that...
- Google Wants To Get Date Timestamps Accurate In Search Results
Last night, when people were searching about the horrible news in Florida, some noticed that some of the recent articles covering the news were labeled by Google has being written days before the event...
- Google Search Console Indexed, Low Interest Filter Is Gone
In September, Google wow'ed the SEO community by adding a report in the new Google Search Console that showed indexed, low interest pages from your web site. Well, now...
- Old Google Patent Search No Longer Accessible?
In July 2015, Google announced their new version of the Google Patent Search at patents.google.com. But it seems like the old version was still accessible via
- Wissam Dandan - The Search Community Honors You
This is part of the say something nice about an SEO/SEM series - feel free to nominate someone over here. Wissam Dandan is 33 years old, lives with his family in Florida...
- Pineapples Added To Google Ceiling Clouds
I am not sure I understand this one but in February we showed some pictures of a room at the Google office which has clouds hanging from the ceiling. Well now, it looks like they added on pineapples
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- It's a secret message from an elf in the indexing pipeline, crying about being stuck in a chain of long URL parameters, wishing you had set up better canonicalization for your homepage. It's your job to save them f, John Mueller on Twitter
- Adding more channels and markets to YouTube TV, YouTube Help
- Finding a recipe or a particular dish isn't hard--but can you find the cost o..., Google+ - Dan Russell
- If people want apples, why would you show them oranges? If they're the same kind of product, then that (301) might make sense, but if people want something different, then I'd treat them as something different (404, John Mueller on Twitter
- Long due update to the #hreflang generator: Now it also generates hreflang tags in XML sitemap Check it out, Aleyda Solis on Twitter
- Nice example of what can go wrong when you don't use hreflang on your multilingual websites.…, Eoghan Henn on Twitter