All posts by barry@rustybrick.com (Barry Schwartz)

Google+ Dropping From Google’s Knowledge Graph Box

Mark Traphagen posted on Google+ that Google started dropping a lot of the Google+ elements you’d find in the Google Knowledge Box on the right hand side of the page.

UPDATE: This was just a bug on Google’s end, see details below…

Daily Search Forum Recap: September 18, 2014

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…

Report: Google Sitelinks Searchbox Taking Queries To Publisher Sites

A couple weeks ago, Google announced changes to the search within search box in the Google search results. One of those changes was the ability to direct the query done on Google, directly to the publishers site by adding some schema.

Now…

HTTPS Migration For Google News Publishers Going Smoothly

On August 12th, I migrated this site, which is not a small site, from HTTP to HTTPS and honestly, the migration has not been bad at all…

Google Penalizes Turkish News Sites For Content Spam

Onur Ã-zcan, SEO Executive at SEOZEO, informed me on Twitter that Google has supposedly slapped several large Turkish news sites for content spam and keyword stuffing on their sites…

Bing: 130 Million URLs Removed For URL Keyword Stuffing

Bing posted something you’d never see from Google, the details around how they detect and filter out spammers who use keywords in the URLs.