SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 12, 2013

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Google’s Matt Cutts: I Recommend NoFollowing Links On Widgets

    Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, posted a video answer this morning strongly recommending that those who place widgets on their sites, or those who distribute widgets, should place a nofollow on the links within the widget code. Matt Cutts said, “I would recommend putting a nofollow, especially on widgets.” The reason is because [...]

  • Yelp Outs More Businesses With Another Batch Of Paid Review Alerts

    Yelp’s battle against phony reviews and unacceptable tactics to earn reviews continues today with the company posting another batch of “Consumer Alert” messages on business profile pages. This is the second time Yelp has announced that some businesses will be outed for trying to game its system. Back in October, Yelp put a message on [...]

  • Google Pays Homage To Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Erwin Schrödinger

    Today’s Google logo marks the 126th birthday of Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger. Awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1933 while at the University of Oxford in England, Schrödinger is considered a founding father of quantum physics. Google’s logo honors Schrödinger by highlighting the physicist’s two most enduring legacies to quantum physics: the wave equation [...]

  • Learn from the Pros: See Who’s Speaking at SMX East

    More than 100 of the world’s most knowledgeable internet marketers will present at Search Engine Land’s SMX East, October 1-3 in New York City. You’ll learn what makes them successful, what keeps them up at night, and what to expect from digital marketing in the next year. See who’s speaking. Get insight and real-world-proven tactics [...]

  • Google Says “Snag” Has Taken Manual Spam Actions Viewer Offline

    If you’re not seeing the “Manual Actions” feature in Google Webmaster Tools, you’re not alone. Many webmasters have taken to Twitter and other social networks to say that the link has been removed from their accounts, and Google has updated its original announcement to say that a “snag” will delay full launch for a couple [...]

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  • Charles Floate

    Thanks for the Feature Barry!

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