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:
- Christmas Logos From Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask & Others
Merry Christmas Search Engine Roundtable readers! I believe most of the search engines have their special logos or themes live today. They include a handful of logos from Google, an animated logo from Yahoo, an awesome picture from Bing, a sweet Ask.com theme, DogPile's fun dress up and more from the industry. Google began their logo blitz on the first day of Winter. While, we had Winter themes from YouTube, Bing and others, Google started
- Bing Doesn't Support the Canonical Tag At All Right Now
There is this old and upsetting thread in the Bing Forums about how Bing handles the canonical tag. The thread is filled with misinformation. Matt McGee's post at Search Engine Land a week ago says it clearly. Bing says it's still working on supporting the canonical tag on a single domain, and suggests webmasters should rely on other means to manage duplicate content. You got that right, 11 months ago, Google, Yahoo and Bing announced
- Did Google Pull Back on Webmaster & Advertiser Support in 2009?
As a continuation of Brett Tabke calling out Google for stiffing webmasters over the Christmas gift this year, Brett explains more of why he is a bit upset with Google in 2009. Brett lays out what he believes Google is moving towards and it seems to really upset him and other webmasters. Brett explained: Google retracts almost every webmasters/siteowner outreach program it had in 2009.They left the trade show circut. Other than what they had
- Google Offends the Dreadlocks Hairstyle
A search for [dreadlocks] sports one of those Google definitions links at the top right of the page that leads to an 'offensive' categorization of those who have dreadlocks as their hairstyle. The Google Definition of dreadlocks uses it in a sentence as, "He was turned down for a driving job when he refused to cut his dreadlocks." Now one person takes offense to this and posted his dissatisfaction in a Google Web Search Help
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Internet Users Now Spending an Average of 13 Hours a Week Online, WebmasterWorld
- Small design firm sues Microsoft over Bing name, WebmasterWorld
- 2010 : A New Age For Search Marketers, Sphinn
- Google didn't reduce my traffic. I did., WebmasterWorld
- Why is there no Festivus logo?, Google Web Search Help