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:
Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Flexible Sampling, Mobile First Index Tests & Bing On LinksThis week in search I cover the big monthly Google webmaster report. Google has dropped the first click free program for a new flexible sampling program. Google…
Google Says They Are Not Done Announcing Future AlgorithmsFor about almost 14 years now, I’ve been reported on Google algorithm updates. We’ve been through different levels of communication with Google regarding these updates…
Google Ignores Symbols For RankingsJohn Mueller of Google said that Google, for ranking and SEO purposes, ignores all symbols – including the registered trademark symbols such as…
Google: Grammar Does Not Impact SEO & Search RankingsJust in case you were worried about how well or poorly this site might rank because of the grammar, no need to. Google’s John Mueller confirmed that he does…
Google Crawl Stats Report Includes HTML, Images, PDFs & Even AdBot CrawlerMihai Aperghis asked Google’s John Mueller about the Google Search Console crawl stats report asking if it includes data on just HTML pages or also images…
Even More Really Big Google ChairsGoogle really loves really big chairs, we saw massive leather chairs, fabric chairs, lawn furniture and more – now here is another one I spotted on Instagram…
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
@mihaiaperghis @fullvisual @rebelytics @CyrusShepard @randfish My guess is it’ll work, it’s just really, really fragile, & hreflang is already hard to get right. Life is scary enough, simplicity is good., John Mueller on Twitter
My new life hack: type “about:dino” in Chrome’s address bar and get the Offline T-Rex Runner game! 🦖@ChromiumDev https://t.co/IdU8yEOQEZ, Uri Shaked on Twitter
PSA You can link to HTTP pages from HTTPS. (Embedding images, JS, etc is the problem.) Don’t delete your HTTP outbound links when moving!, John Mueller on Twitter
Today’s Webmaster Hangout’s best line was “It’s useless to rank no 1 and get a great organic traffic if you can’t convert visitors” @JohnMu https://t.co/D9q1nNXzs4, Murat Yatagan on Twitter
us-u.openx.net Ad problems all over?, WebmasterWorld
This post was scheduled to go live today but was written earlier – I am currently offline today.

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