Skip to main content

Daily Search Forum Recap: February 7, 2018

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: Even Big Sites Aren't Allowed To Sell Or Buy Links
    Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that even big sites that do paid links, buying or selling of links to pass PageRank or manipulate the Google search results, can be penalized and it is against Google's webmaster guidelines...
  • Google AdWords To Crack Down On Ticket Resellers
    Google announced they have a new AdWords policy around ticket resellers. Specifically they now "require all event ticket resellers to be certified and to radically increase their transparency...

  • Bing Multi-Perspective Answers - Like Two Featured Snippets
    Bing wrote about their new Multi-Perspective Answers for their Intelligent Answers set. This is similar to what Google calls "featured snippets," in case you were wondering. In this case...
  • Is Google Showing Fewer Featured Snippets In Search Results?
    Just a few months ago, we reported that Google may have started showing more featured snippets recently but the data between the tool providers seemed off. It might be how each tool provider tracks those features...
  • Cyrus Shepard - 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. Cyrus Shepard, lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and business partner...
  • Googlegeist Cupcakes - Yum
    Here are more Google branded cupcakes, these are labeled Googlegeist. The picture was taken by Luci Barretto from the Google Dublin office and posted on Instagram.

Other Great Search Forum Threads: