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:
- Google “Lithuanian Flag” & Get The Wrong Flag
If you go to Google and ask it to show you the Flag of Lithuanian by searching for [Lithuanian Flag], Google will show you the wrong flag.
What Google shows you is three horizontal lines of green, followed by white…
- Google Says For AMP Mobile Development, Use Canonicals
So Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages is expected to be pushed by Google big time in 2016, so much so, Google will power their own mobile results off of it in early 2016…
- Amit Singhal, Google’s Head Of Ranking, Celebrates 15 Years At Google
We have talked about Amit Singhal a lot here, but often, people here do not understand that virtually everything you see in the search results with the exception of the ads, is under Amit Singhal’s supervision…
- Google Tests Replacing “Web” Search Filter With “All”
Zeshan Ahmer shared a screen shot on Twitter of Google testing showing “All” instead of the “Web” navigation filter link.
Typically when you do a search at Google you see the default option set to “Web” at the top, under the search box…
- Google Logo For Writer Lucy Maud Montgomery On 141st Birthday
Today on the Google home page is a logo, Google Doodle, for the 141st birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery was a well known Canadian fiction writer who wrote many children oriented books including Anne of Green Gables…
- A Stolen Google Bike
Louis Gray from Google shared a photo of a bike he rescued from the streets of Santa Clara. Supposedly, every now and then a Google bike goes missing or gets stolen. Louis Gray said he saw one few b
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- SISTRIX Christmas Charity Event starts today: For every click SISTRIX will donate 1€ to help children in need: https://t.co/5bqgguZ4Mv, sistrix on Twitter
- Social Logins May Help Reduce Cart Abandonment, WebmasterWorld
- User generated spam warning, the consequences?, Google Webmaster Help