Hypnotic Google Hallway

Here is a photo I found on Instagram of one of the hallways at a Google office. To me, it looks hypnotic and out of the 60s or 70s, yet with a touch of modern? But I am not designer and I have no fashion sense.
It was shared by Giulia Pizzulin who I think is a PPCer.
This post is part of our daily Search Photo of the Day column, where we find fun and interesting photos related to the search industry and share them with our readers.

Daily Search Forum Recap: August 30, 2017

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Google: Noarchive Tag Does Not Hurt Your Google Rankings

The noarchive tag will prevent Google from showing the Cached link for a page in their search results. But it does not prevent the page from ranking well in Google says John Mueller.
John Mueller of Google replied to the question on Twitter saying “no” using the noarchive tag on pages does not negatively affect Google rankings for those pages.

— John ☆.o(≧▽≦)o.☆ (@JohnMu) August 29, 2017
I guess it is a logical question, whenever you restrict Google from doing something, maybe, just maybe it can have a negative impact. But no, not in the case of using the noarchive tag.
So feel free to use it if you don’t want people to see your cached page in Google.
Forum discussion at Twitter.

Google Improves Flight & Hotel Search To Help You Find Better Prices

Google has added some seriously cool and useful features to both flight and hotel search. Specifically around showing you in an easy to look at the most cost effective options to plan your trips.
For example, Google Flight search now as a grid option to show you flights based on which days you depart and return on. You can tap on “Dates” to see the calendar view of date combinations with the cheapest prices highlighted in green and the most expensive in red. Or if you have a certain length of trip in mind, the price graph allows you to see how airfare varies over time. Just swipe left to see more dates.

You can also see by nearby airport, which airports are the cheapest for your flight options:

Hotel search also added a grid with the same sort of functionality. You can see the nightly rate in the calendar view. Or you can check out price trends for a hotel to see how rates change over time.

These are very useful ways to see the data in search and something I have used a lot on United.com before they did their redesign.
Forum discussion at Twitter and Google+.

Forbes, Entrepreneur & Inc Now Nofollow External Links

It seems like Google has two fewer sites to worry about when it comes to link schemes or manipulation. Forbes, Entrepreneur and Inc have just started to add nofollow attributes to external links in their articles. As many of you know, and as we covered in the past sites like Forbes, Inc, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and others are constantly being used by link buyers and sellers sell links and PageRank.
Google said in the past those links are ignored anyway but it did not stop link sellers from selling them. In fact, I get at least an email a day from a link broker trying to sell me links on these types of sites.
Matthew Barby first noticed and posted on Twitter that these sites started to nofollow those links now. Marie Haynes confirmed it as well.

Forbes and Inc both silently began adding nofollow to all of their links. There’s a lot of link sellers that will hate that 😂
— Matthew Barby (@matthewbarby) August 29, 2017
I am not sure if it is on all articles or just the guest contributor stories…

And Inc links are nofollowed now too. pic.twitter.com/sCQ8J20e0J
— Marie Haynes (@Marie_Haynes) August 29, 2017

Yup. Forbes links are nofollowed now. pic.twitter.com/ygFbnJgBkj
— Marie Haynes (@Marie_Haynes) August 29, 2017
Here is an email I got from one of the many link sellers just a couple days ago:

I am an Advertising Sales Manager at [redacted], and I can help you do media outreach that gets results. I will help you pitch all High-Quality sites to publish an article with a link to your site.
We can also publish on premium sites like huffingtonpost.com, inc.com & entrepreneur.com & many more sites like those.
The pricing includes complete content ideation, creation, pitching, and publication. You do not need to and you cannot provide your own article for High-Quality sites.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I’ll be glad to help.
Thanks! Cooper

So all those links you bought on those sites are now worthless, or maybe it was worthless the whole time?
Forum discussion at Twitter.

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