Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: October 23, 2015

by Barry Schwartz

Google Updates Go Unconfirmed, Yahoo Deals With Google, Facebook Search Expands & More - This week, I try the new set up again, I hope the sound quality is okay now. Google Panda may have updated again, maybe. But there is also a Zombie update that happened a few days ago. Google won’t confirm it because it might be core ranking algorithm related, Google said. Yahoo has a new deal with Google to use Google to power some of their search results. Some webmasters are noticing weird zombie like referrals from Google. A webmaster has a theory that Panda is updating at the same level of their crawl rate. Google said Penguin is still not ready for primetime. Google’s CEO said 40% of searches have app indexed results in their top five results. Facebook expanded Facebook Search to public posts. Google said many partial fetch notices can be ignored. Google said you don’t need to set a preferred domain when you have redirects in place. Google may have a new map spam hack in place. The Better Business Bureau have nofollowed their links. You can preview the new features in the Google Search App for Android sooner now. Local SEOs say it is now very hard to find duplicate listings in Google. Google shows sports scores in the wrong order. Google dropped Ok Google voice command in Chrome desktop. South Park did a funny Yelp segment, which resulted in a hoax lawsuit. Google had their Top Contributor summit this week. Duane Forrester from Bing is leaving to do his own thing. SMX Israel is in a week and we have a sweet Q&A with the Google Manual Actions team lead. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable. Google Update October 14/15th: ZOMBIE Update Or Panda Rolling? : More Signs Of The Google Halloween Zombie Update : Google: That May Have Been A Core Ranking Algorithm Update; Which We Won't Confirm : Yahoo's New Agreement With Google To Show Google Search Results & Ads : What's Up With The Google Zombie Traffic : Webmaster: Google Panda Rollout Moving At Recrawl Rate Pace : Google: Penguin Still Not Ready For Primetime : Google: 40% Of Searches Return App-Indexed Results In Top Five : Facebook Search Expands To Public Posts: Facebook SEO Time? : Google: Fetch As Google Partial Notice Can Be Ignored If You See Your Site : Google: Preferred Domain Setting Not Needed When Redirects Are In Place : Google Maps Keyword Stuffing Name Ranks : Better Business Bureau Nofollows Links To Businesses : Preview The Google Search App New Features Before They Are Released : Local SEOs: It's Harder Than Ever To Find Duplicate Local Listings In Google : Google Shows Live Sports Scores In Wrong Order : Google Drops "Ok Google" Voice Action From Chrome Desktop : Yelp On South Park Leads To Hoax Lawsuit : Google's Top Contributor Summit 2015 Kicks Off Today : This Time Duane Forrester Fires Bing; Well In A Nice Way : SMX Israel Keynote With Google's Juan Felipe Rincón On Manual Actions :

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