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:
- Cuil Reviews Bing: SEOs Take Notice
A few weeks ago, I noticed a blog post from the Cuil blog (Cuil is that new search engine) named So how is Bing doing? I found it very interesting that Cuil did a blog post on how good Bing is. In any event, I decided not to cover it, probably due to a lack of time. Now that Tedster mentioned it in a WebmasterWorld thread and pulled out four main points from the blog
- Google's Logo Questioned On Who Wants To Be a Millionaire Show
If you were watching the show, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire last night, you may have noticed a question about the Google logo. Here is a picture of the question on the show: The question was, "Which of the following is a true statement about the letters in the standard Google logo?" The available answers were: A. Both "O"s are yellow B. Both "G"s are blue C. The "L" is red D. The "E"
- Why Google News Removed Sourced Comments?
A couple months back, Google quietly dropped the feature to comment on Google News. Yes, Google allowed those cited or mentioned in articles to comment on the stories, here is a look at how that worked. For the first time, I have seen a thread in Google News Help forum asking why Google removed it. Inbal from Google responded with the official PR statement from Google: Google has long believed that experimentation and iteration is
- Google Maps New Bulk Upload Verification Process
Google Maps Guide, Brianna, announced in a Google Maps Help thread that there is a brand new verification form for those who use the bulk upload process, to upload their business listings to Google Maps. Google has struggled with spam issues in the bulk upload process, so the verification process is hopefully going to solve much of those issues. Brianna said, "we're excited to announce that verification for bulk uploads is now available to business
- Matt Cutts of Google Now Industry's "Hot Guy"?
I am sure Matt will get a kick out of this... Matt Cutts of Google showed up at SES San Jose last week with his head shaved. In short, he lost a bet with a Google team about a deadline, so he had to shave his head. Here is a video of him explaining the story (well, there are tons of videos of him explaining the story): Here is another video on that and Caffeine:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: August 14, 2009
In this week's recap, I first discuss the 30 sessions we covered at the SES San Jose show this past week. I then get into the Google Caffeine update and what it is all about, including some religious debate. I discuss how Microsoft is clicking on their own Bing search ads. They also still have this single query word issue, maybe a cloaking test again? I ran a poll on nofollow links, where 38% said
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Spreadsheets: updates and bug fixes, Google Docs Help
- Update for Toolbar for Firefox, Google Toolbar Help
- Google search results now display only homepage for my site, WebmasterWorld
- Is Your Business Model In Line With Google's?, Sphinn
- Microsoft slagging Google?, WebmasterWorld
- Should Directories or Sites That Accept Links or Listings Explain Why They Reject a Specific Listing?, WebmasterWorld
- Sitemaps showing up in SERP - How to prevent this?, WebmasterWorld
- Website Professionals Who Should Be Run Out Of Town, Cre8asite Forums
- Launched: Snap to grid for presentations, Google Docs Help
- Sharing Quota Error, Google Docs Help