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23 Jul 2016

My Search Console Was Hacked!: Weekly Forum Update

Stories both fascinating and terrifying fill this week’s forum update. Ever had your Search Console hacked before? It does happen – and it can be nerve-wracking to wonder how it happened and what can be done to fix it or prevent it from happening again. On WebmasterWorld, a user has been asking for advice in his battle with a particularly unscrupulous and persistent content scraper. We’ve also got an interesting… [Read More…]


15 Jul 2016

Dying Directories and Google Rumors: Weekly Forum Update

Hello again! We’ve got a quick roundup this week, but don’t be fooled – just like with your content, it’s all about quality not quantity. And these threads are some concentrated quality. On WebmasterWorld, users are talking about Google’s new battle with the EU and the extension of some cool “Now on Tap” features. From Threadwatch, we’ve got a discussion about directories and a new SERPs test that removes some… [Read More…]


08 Jul 2016

AdSense Isn’t Dead, But it is Different: Weekly Forum Update

There was a lot of news about Google’s Keyword Planner tool, AdSense, Facebook, and Amazon this week. Our communities have been discussing it all, and we’re here to highlight the best threads for you! That’s one of the best parts about our communities, if you ask me – it’s easy to get a healthy sampling of opinions about any news story you’ve been following, and most of them will be… [Read More…]


01 Jul 2016

Buyable Pins and Updates from Google My Business: Weekly Forum Update

Welcome back to another weekly update from our communities! This week we’ve got some fun stories from WebmasterWorld, SEO Chat, Threadwatch, and Cre8asiteforums. On WebmasterWorld, users are talking about Facebook’s new algorithm update, buyable Pins from Pinterest, RankBrain, and more. On Threadwatch, we’ve got another story about the mysteries of RankBrain as well as a story about the recent drama with Google Keyword Planner. Finally we’ll pass through SEO Chat… [Read More…]


24 Jun 2016

Google Ads Go Green, Net Neutrality and More: Weekly Forum Update

Google sure has been busy lately! A new color for ad markers, announcements about planned Google Search Console features, AdWords in Google Local, and publishing some new AdSense tips are just some of the things our users are talking about this week! Our update will be heavily WebmasterWorld focused, so get ready for some expert and in-depth discussions from the sage masters of SEO! Let’s get started. Twitter to Allow… [Read More…]


17 Jun 2016

Net Neutrality, Vanity TLDs, and More: Weekly Forum Update

This week our communities are talking about Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn, the specter of the online advertising bubble, marketing to women, Net Neutrality, and more! We’ve got some great stories from WebmasterWorld, Cre8asiteforums, Threadwatch, and SEO Chat – all the usual suspects. Here’s the scoop: Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion By the end of this year, Microsoft will be the proud owner of a shiny new LinkedIn. Microsoft… [Read More…]


10 Jun 2016

Google Says, “Don’t Be Bogus, Dude”: Weekly Forum Update

Google let the world know that bogus spam reports are a pretty dumb idea this week. Turns out that they have policies in place for identifying bogus reports and the users who frequently submit them. So if you’re falsely reporting your competitors, don’t be surprised when Google starts ignoring you! We’ve also got some good stories from WebmasterWorld to share, including Google’s latest legal battle, testing a new version of… [Read More…]


03 Jun 2016

The Determination of Trust and Other Stories: Weekly Forum Update

Hello again! We took a little break from writing updates last week but our communities have been busy in the meantime! And now we’re back to give you all the updates. There’s plenty of legal drama directed at Google for us to talk about; in Florida, a judge has ruled that Google must go to trial over removing a website from the SERPs and in France, Google’s Paris office was… [Read More…]


20 May 2016

Good News, Bad News, Long News: Weekly Forum Update

We bring you three types of news from our communities this week, as well as plenty of engaging discussions! Let’s start with the good news – Twitter’s character limit will be expanding… sort of. URLs and photos will no longer count against the character limit, leaving users a little more room to express themselves. In bad news, we’ll bring you coverage from WebmasterWorld about the recent security snafu at LinkedIn…. [Read More…]


13 May 2016

Mobilegeddon Is Back! and More Weekly Forum Updates

We all said it was boring. “Ho-hum, Mobilegeddon,” we yawned. Well, it’s not over yet. This very month, Google will be updating its mobile algorithm. And there are lots of other changes coming soon, too! The Interactive Advertising Bureau is developing a new standard for “L.E.A.N.” ads, Google is tightening its restrictions on payday and high-interest loan ads in the US, and the width of listings within organic search results… [Read More…]


06 May 2016

Mobile Browsers, Desktop Converts: Weekly Forum Update

This week’s title refers to a startling revelation by Google that 67% of mobile shoppers convert on desktop. That means that they’re looking for products on mobile devices, then leaving and returning later on desktop to actually make a purchase. That might sound a little odd at first blush, but one of our Threadwatch reporters has a great example of how it shouldn’t always be terribly surprising. Besides that, we’ve… [Read More…]


29 Apr 2016

Getty vs Google, Long Tail Rants, and More: Weekly Forum Update

There’s plenty of news to discuss this week! Not much SEO-wise, though; most of it is focused on the business aspect of things. Getty Images is in a spat with Google in the E.U., Google has a new ad design that has folks on WebmasterWorld talking, and Google has promised to get tougher on clickjacking, among other stories. We’ve also got a fun rant about keywords from SEO Chat and… [Read More…]


22 Apr 2016

The Fall of Desktop, Unnatural Links, and More: Weekly Forum Update

Security, zombie traffic, and the recent batch of manual actions from Google are on our docket this week! Everyone on the Internet seems to be riled up by Penguin rumors. Our communities are no different, but they also offer a wide breadth of more substantive fare. Take a look! Over 750,000 Web Hijacking Incidents Tracked by Google in One Year Between July of 2014 and June of 2015, Google tracked… [Read More…]