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:
- Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Organic vs Ads, SEO Tips, Sundar Pichai on Core Search & Happy Holidays
This was a very slow week in search, because of the holidays and New Years break. But I did scrounge up some topics to cover. A senior Google search engineer said searchers can…
- Both Google & Bing Support ETag/If-None-Match
Google’s John Mueller said Google does support ETag/If-None-Match after this Search Engine Land article shows that Bing supports it. He said it is rare to see sites using it, most use If-Modified-Since instead.
- Google: Hard To Understand URL Structures Can Lead To Indexing Issues
Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that sometimes hard to understand and really complex URL structures can lead to pages being removed from the Google search index. He said specifically “many URLs leading to the same content, making our systems assume that a part of the URL is irrelevant.”
- Google Query Leads To Infinite Loop, Like Recursion
Dejan noticed that if you search for [can’t wow “banana”] – which is a very unusual query – it can lead you into an infinite loop if you click a specific pattern. This reminds me a bit of searching for [recursion] in Google, but in that case, it is on purpose.
- Google Paris LEGO Eiffel Tower
Here is a photo from the lobby of the Google Paris, France office. You can see, it looks like there is a gigantic LEGO designed Eiffel Tower in the lobby. Jeff posted this photo on Twitter and said
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