Daily Search Forum Recap: May 30, 2017

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: The Guest Post Link Warning Was Just A General Reminder
    Late last week, Google posted a warning against using articles for link building and many thought we were going to see mass link penalties shortly after. I even asked Gary Illyes from Google about that and he didn’t reply to me about it…
  • Google Updated Quality Raters Guidelines Earlier This Month
    Google has quietly updated the quality raters guidelines (PDF) on May 11, 2017. No one seemed to notice but Glenn Gabe posted on Twitter that @ramesh_s_bisht noticed the update this morning…
  • Google Fetch & Render Better Than Cache
    Google’s John Mueller said this morning on Twitter that the Fetch and Render tool within the Google Search Console is the closest representation of what Google sees when they crawl your site. It is better for that purpose than the Google cache…
  • Google: Nofollow Does Not Burn Crawl Budget
    There is a lot more clarity from Google these days around crawl budget which is why I found it a bit surprising to see some SEOs ask if using a nofollow attribute on your links can hurt your crawl budget…
  • Massive Google Beach Chair
    Google has some really massive beach chairs at their office. I spotted this photo on Instagram posted by Jennifer Harvey, a Googler from I believe the UK office. She said she was having fun at the G
  • Memorial Day: Google Tiny Flag, Bing Arlington Cemetery & More
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States and many of the search engines have special logos and themes for the day. Google…

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