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:
- Vlog #13: Joy Hawkins On Local Ranking Factors, Google Maps & Local SEO
In episode #13 of the vlog series at the Search Engine Roundtable I interviewed Joy Hawkins (@JoyanneHawkins). Joy Hawkins been doing local SEO for over 13 years, all local…
- Google Confirms Featured Snippets Anchors & Highlights Feature On Desktop
On Friday we reported that Google was testing an AMP feature on desktop without AMP. This feature will take a searcher from a click on a featured snippet to that web site, anchor that user down to the appropriate text and highlight that text.
- Google: Web Site Traffic Is Not A Ranking Factor
Want some pure myth busting from Google? Well, here it is. Google’s official Google Webmaster Twitter account said “traffic to a website isn’t a ranking factor.” This is in response to an SEO asking if it is.
- Moving To A New Domain To Escape A Google Penalty Might Not Work Says Google
This isn’t exactly new, news – I covered this in 2014, but with the news around Dejan getting hit badly by a manual action, his plan is to move to a new domain and not redirect the old domain to the new. But John Mueller from Google rained on his parade, if you can call it a parade, by saying Google will find you.
- Google Wizard of Oz Easter Egg
When you do a search for [wizard of oz] in Google on desktop or mobile and then click on the the red shoes to make them click three times, a barrel roll happens in the search results and much more.
- Martin Splitt Laptop Headbang
Here is a GIF I made from the latest Google webmaster hangout of Google’s Martin Splitt taking his laptop and soften doing a headbang with it. It was a question around link juice of course.
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