– This week in search, we got confirmation about the large Google update from Google as being a broad core update. It started a week ago Monday and seems to have gone on for ten or more days. Google also made changes to autocomplete search predictions, adding that they will remove more predictions if they are hateful. Google said negative SEO via canonical attributes is not a thing. Google was awarded a new patent that is like the PageRank patent, should SEOs care about it? Google seemed to have hijacked the search results page. Google study shows that Google often does not use your meta descriptions. Google says having duplicate meta descriptions is not so bad. Google doesn’t use rel=me microformats. Google is able to figure out page language without hreflang, but is it better to use wrong hreflang than not use it at all? Google says linking to noindexed pages is perfectly okay. Google is testing one line AdWords ads on mobile. Google is showing a photos tab for Android local panels. The search community honored Jason Dodge, Thomas Craver, Rohan Ayyar, Craig Campbell and Kelvin Newman. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Google Confirmed Last Week Algorithm Update As “Broad Core Update” :
Google Ranking Algorithm Update Continues On For Over A Week :
Google Autocomplete Search Prediction Changes :
Google: Negative SEO Via Canonicals Redirects Don’t Really Work :
Should SEOs Care About The Updated Google PageRank Patent? :
Google Hijacks With Their Own Speed Test Widget :
Study: Google Often Doesn’t Use Your Meta Descriptions For Snippets :
Google: Having Duplicate Meta Descriptions Doesn’t Mean Your Site Is Broken :
Google Does Not Use rel=me Microformats :
PSA: Google Is Able To Figure Out Different Languages Without Hreflang :
What Is Better Google: Wrong Hreflang Or No Hreflang? :
Google: Linking To Noindexed URLs Is Not A Problem :
Google Test One Line Brief AdWords Ads :
Google Adds Photos Tab To Local Panel On Android Devices :
Jason Dodge – The Search Community Honors You :
Thom Craver – The Search Community Honors You :
Rohan Ayyar – The Search Community Honors You :
Craig Campbell – The Search Community Honors You :
Kelvin Newman – The Search Community Honors You :