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Very busy week at Google, mostly because of I/O but a lot of other things going on - it didn't help that I was offline for two days. On May 15th, Google's head of search spam, announced on Twitter that Google has taken "action on several thousand linksellers in a paid-link that passes PageRank network. As we expected, Google introduced the new Google Maps interface and features at Google I/O.
The new maps are no longer a "static map" but now the maps are "immersively interactive" said. Google has announced they've added support for the schema.org markup for organization logos within the search results, specifically not the search snippets but within the knowledge graph. Google has dropped yet another search filter option from the search results. This one is named "Translated Foreign Pages. Jane Wang from Google announced in the Google Business Help forums that you can now make a request for Google to move your businesses reviews from one listing to another.
Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today...
There is a saying that Tim Mayer, formerly from Yahoo, brought to the SEO conferences that has been used for probably ten years now.