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 #67: Gilad Sasson On The Old Days Of Spamming In SEO, The Future Of Search & Medical Cannabis SEO
Gilad Sasson, also known under the alias @algoholic, runs Nekuda.co.il and has been doing SEO for about 20 years now. He worked for the Israeli Yellow pages and has…
- Google: Core Updates Are A Collection Of IR Scorer Algorithms
Gary Illyes from Google took a shot at explaining how he sees Google’s core updates. He said on Twitter “when i say “core algorithm” publicly, i mean the collective of algorithms that are part of the scorer (IR score in information retrieval) & generally unnamed externally.”
- Google AdSense Not Doing Some Site Reviews Due To COVID-19
Google AdSense is “temporarily experiencing delays during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” which means that Google is unable to review some sites at this time. Google is posting this message in the site review section of the AdSense console for some sites.
- Facebook Acquired GIPHY & Google Does Not Rank GIPHY Well Since 2017
I am sure you heard the news, GIPHY was acquired by Facebook for $400 million last week. You may remember, in 2017, GIPHY drastically dropped in Google’s search results and since then, GIPHY’s Google traffic really has not returned.
- Google Search Console API Stops Supporting Batch HTTP & JSON-RPC Requests
Google announced on Friday that if you are using batch HTTP and JSON-RPC requests with the Google Search Console API, you will want to change that ASAP. In 2018, Google announced it will discontinue support for such methods – well, two years later, Google is doing away with it finally.
- Steve Jobs Lunch At Google With Larry Page & Eric Schmidt In 2007
Jason Shellen shared a photo on Twitter from his last week of work at Google in August 2007. Here you can see the late Steve Jobs of Apple sitting with Larry Page and Eric Schmidt at Google in a Goog
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