Some webmasters fear that the presence of the forum on the website can have a negative impact on the positions in Google. For this reason, many even close their forums or block them from search engines.
Google still uses the filter Page Layout, launched in 2012. About this said the representative of the search Garry Illyes in response to a question from webmasters on Twitter.
Recently Google might have updated the algorithm, which processing low quality links. About it reports Search Engine Land, citing multiple reports of the foreign webmasters.
The representative of Google's John Mueller acknowledged that embedded YouTube videos can slow page load time.
Google is working on a new rendering tool in the Search Console. It can be used to see how the search engine handles the HTML version of the page. About it told the representative of the search John Mueller during a regular meeting with webmasters.
Google employee John Mueller said, as not to lose position in the search engine, if you need to temporarily suspend the operation of the site (day and more) for maintenance or other reasons.
14 March 2017 the Open directory project also known as Open Directory Project (ODP) and DMOZ will be closed. About it reported on the website of the project.