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: Link Wheels & Web 2.0 Google Tricks Probably Don't Work
John Mueller from Google told one SEO on a Reddit thread that using "web 2.0 tricks" or "link wheeling" probably doesn't work with Google these days. To be honest...
- Google Keyword Planner Tool Redesigned
Over the last week or so, I received many tweets from folks in the industry about a new design rolling out for the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool. I believe @collindaviss was the first to notify me of the change last Wednesday and since then...
- Google Search Console Message: Fix Long Page Titles
Casey Markee shared a screen shot of his inbox showing how he had repeated notifications from Google Search Console telling him to "fix long page titles" on a website he has verified access to...
- Google Caught Selling Bump Stocks Via Google Shopping
There has recently been a lot of talk around bump stocks since the Florida shooting, and even well before it...
- Google Not Indexing URLs In Your Sitemap? New Sitemaps Won't Help
If you have issues with Google indexing specific URLs on your site, Google says putting those URLs into new XML Sitemap files won't help them get indexed...
- Dan Shure - 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. Dan Shure is 38 years old, lives in Holden, Massachusetts and works in Worcester. Like many others, he works and co-owns the agency with his wife...
- Inside The Google Dublin Sky Bridge At Night
We've seen the construction and the completion of the sky bridge connecting two of the Google Dublin office buildings together. Well, here is a photo of the inside of it all lit up and glowing. I sp
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Depending on the product & timeframes, it might be worth converting/redirecting the page from a product page ("out of stock / go away") to an archive ("we've archived the details here, ask us if you want to buy one, John Mueller on Twitter
- In other news - today someone join in WM forum https://t.co/4Uun0suP1Y and "Thanks google search team. Soooo many thanks", "thanks to mr matt cutts and his team..." AFAIK @mattcutts it's out 3 or 4 years ago, but people still r, Peter Nikolow on Twitter
- The Case Against Google - A NY Times Article, WebmasterWorld
- Will Google's Mobile First index affect my site's ranking, if I don't have a mobile website? : SEO, Reddit
- Anyone have a Feedburner contact? Looks like they're putting tracking pixels in the feed over HTTP: https://t.co/V8w91THpl3… https://t.co/L0gTrlOn3y, Troy Hunt on Twitter
- Thanks for writing this up, Barry! Looking forward to seeing more great discussions there!… ", John Mueller on Twitter