Will "auto complete" form markup be a ranking factor?

Yesterday Google posted a blog post strongly encouraging webmasters to implement the "auto complete" markup on their forms to improve form conversions, especially on mobile devices.

The Evolution and Future of Panda

Over at Search Engine Watch, Glenn Gabe has a great read on the history of Panda updates, how they have changed over time - particularly the way they roll out and are messaged by Google  - and

'I think my dad is Dracula': Test yourself playing Google Feud

One of Google’s handy features is its ability to autocomplete a search queries. But do you think that you could guess the Google autocomplete results?

On-topic vs Off-topic links, which is better?

Rand Fishkin recently did a Whiteboard Friday video diving in to the subject of on-topic vs off-topic links, some

Will googles mobile friendly update be bigger than Panda & Penguin?

As quoted in this search engine land article :

Google announces a doorway page algorithm update

In their blog post, they include 5 key points to consider:

Unindexed -- the website built for Google to destroy

The website called Unidexed was created by Matthew Rothenberg in early Feburary. This strange website was coded to erase itself once Google indexed it, which happened about 3 weeks.

Google WMT Fetch and Render tool displays Side by Side comparisons of User vs Bot Views

From SEL:

Big Google Mobile Update Incoming

Google rarely announces their major algorithm updates ahead of time but just recently they have let it be known that starting April 21st, they will be "expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a

Apple Might Just Let Go of Google as Their Default Search Engine

Not too long ago Firefox broke news that they were dropping Google as their default search provider and moving on to a five year partnership with Yahoo.

Is Google's Knowledge-Based Trust score going solve (or CREATE) the web search problem?

Google is reported to be working on a new type of algorithm ranking pages based on how factually correct they are:

Google’s Newest Search Feature Tells You How to Make a Cocktail

 

DuckDuckGo Instant Answers Goes Multilingual

DuckDuckGo has begun making their Instant Answers feature multilingual. Pulling data from Wikipedia, the search engine now gives Instant Answers in German, French, Polish and Czech.

Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down On April 20th

Google has announced that they are shutting down Helpouts, its service that connects users that need help with experts who can offer help over a live-streaming video session.  The deciding fac

HTTP sees its 1st update in 16 years!

HTTP is updating to HTTP/2! According to this article in Gizmodo, benefits include:

Cause I Can't wait Until Thursday: Wayback Wednesday - If your product is GREAT it doesn't NEED to be GOOD

I just rediscovered this post  that i've had bookmarked for years about that you don't need to have add ons and extra shit...pick the critical three things you want to get right and do them gr

Google Webmaster Tools Fetch and Render tool Includes a Submit to Index Feature for "Critical Cases"

Per SE Roundtable, there's an interesting recap of a thread John Mueller was involved in where he discussed the uses cases for the Submit to Index feature of the Fetch and Render tool in GWMT.

Buy This Zip Code: CraveLabs Launches ‘DropIn’ Location Targeting to Help Local Businesses Reach Customers

Want to only advertise in select local zipcodes? That is now a possibility with cravelab’s new version of its loction based mobile advertising software 'Drop In'.

Apple CarPlay Transforms Into an Actual iCar

Is this the final reach that sinks Apple, cutting into their $180 billion in cash, or is this the leap that puts Apple over the top with one of the first fully functional automated cars.

Facebook's new Legacy feature

As of last week, Facebook implemented a new "Legacy" feature. This feature lets you choose a Legacy Contact who can take over the account if something is to happen to you.