Google Penguin 3.0 Worldwide Rollout; Google Deals with Spam For User Generated Content; Web Traffic Advisors Launched
Google Penguin 3.0: Worldwide Rollout Still In Process, Impacting 1 Percent Of English Queries; Google Admits Spam Is A Hard Problem For User Generated Content Sites; Google Now Testing Mobile-Friendly Text Notices In Search Results. Also Chris announces his newly launched independent consulting venture, Web Traffic Advisors.
Thoughts About Pubcon 2014; Google Not Updating PageRank Anymore? How About Google PageRank Alternatives
Chris welcomes Frank Watson of Kangamurra Media discuss some stories that flashback to the closing of two throwback platforms. Plus, Switching to HTTPS Will Not Increase Your Search Rankings; Google Panda 4.1 Now Rolling Out; Aims To Help Smaller Web Sites; Bye Bye Yahoo Directory; Fare well, Orkut, the story of Googles first attempt at a social network .
Headlines include: Google Penalizes Private Blog Networks; Baidu Chief Scientist predicts half of web searches will soon be speech and images. Google Has Tightened Its European Search De-Listing Request Process; Google Adds Structured Snippets To Search Results
SEO Rockstars Celebrates 200 Episodes; Google Indexing Google Maps Search Results Pages; Google Notifying Webmasters Of Sitelinks Search Box Via Webmaster Tools ;Google Patent Changes Ranks Based on TV Viewing
Google has completely dropped all authorship functionality from the search results and webmaster tools. Amazon is planning to launch their own online advertising program, which includes replacing all of Google’s ads. Eric Schmidt says unbreakable’ encryption is coming and Google Webmaster Help Announces Series of Reconsideration Request Tips to Help Penalized Webmasters; Google Now Crawling Final Rendered Page, Skips Static Version.
Google is prepping to issue penalties for content spam guest blogging; Google IPO 10 years ago this week; Google Targets Two European Link Networks; Google Penalties Reappearing In Manual Spam Action of Webmaster Tools. Yahoo’s New CIO Plans to Bring Tech Cred Back.
A new law imposing restrictions on users of social media has come into effect in Russia. It includes measures to ensure that bloggers cannot remain anonymous, and states that social networks must maintain six months of data on its users. Also, Chris and Daron discuss how some SEOs feel that long tail traffic from Google is not as effective as it once was.