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:
- Do Republish Your Content Elsewhere? Google May Rank That Content Above Yours.
This is probably common sense and a topic we’ve covered numerous times here before. But if you take something you’ve published and then distribute that content to be republished on other sites or another site, those other sites may rank above you for that piece of content in Google.
- Black Friday Backlink Sales – 20% Off Isn’t Enough, You Need 100% Off Says Google
There are tons of these Black Friday deals in the SEO industry floating around now. Here is one that Google’s John Mueller responded to in a funny way. The deal was 20% off backlinks on Black Friday. John Mueller said “20% off of a site’s blackhat backlinks is a good start, but if you have a manual action, I’d recommend going to 100%.”
- New Google Hotel Features & Filters With Hover Overlays
I do not follow the Google Hotel user interfaces too closely and it is a space where Google is constantly testing new interfaces. But over the past week or so, I am getting a lot of reports of new features, from map overlay hovers to a massive number of new filters to find the perfect hotel.
- Fixed: Google Ads Overreported Conversion Bug
Google has fixed a bug where Google Ads were overreporting conversions between November 11 at 12:01 AM PST through November 20 at 11:59 PM PST. This specifically impacted advertisers using non-last click attribution models and impacted reports in all Google Ads interfaces, including any report data downloaded via the AdWords API, Google Ads API and Google Ads scripts.
- Google Tests More Graphical Weather Knowledge Panel
Here are some screen shots form Andrew Nechiporuk on Twitter of new looks for how Google shows weather results in Google search. You can see this one has a large graphic showing it is cold outside and then shows the weather by hour below. Both look different from the normal weather knowledge panel.
- Nice Audience At The Google Webmaster Conference Tokyo
Here are some photos from the Google Webmaster Conference in Tokyo. This photo is from the back of the room taken by Gary Illyes of Google but I embedded more photos from others. It looks like a nic
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