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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: April 9, 2010
We are back to our video recaps, despite barely being able to talk. This week I covered that more people are seeing the Google Jazzy blue interface. Also, there was a Google PageRank update and we covered the main changes at Google over the past month. Google Sitemaps is now accepting images. Google graduated malware from Webmaster Tools Labs and made is faster and better. Google AdWords is unbanning some banned AdWords advertisers. Apple
- Apple's iAd to Compete With Google AdSense Mobile Ads
Yesterday, Apple held their iPhone developer preview event and announced the 4.0 iPhone OS. I summarized the key points in bullet point fashion at RustyBrick, my corporate web site but now you can watch the keynote on Apple.com if you missed it. But one of the big announcements that impacts Google is that Apple will be starting an ad company named iAd. iAd competed directly with the already popular beta version of Google AdSense for
- Google Malware Detection Gets Faster & Better
Earlier this week, we reported that Google graduated malware details in Webmaster Tools by taking it out of the labs. Well, the malware details section is not just graduating, it also got faster and better. Google announced last night that they now update the malware data "four times faster than before" plus they updated the "algorithms for identifying injected content." That means they are able to identify exploits which they were unable to catch earlier.
- Google Does Read Spam Reports, They Do
There are many people who submit spam reports to Google, for one reason or another. Some SEOs would never submit a spam report to Google on principle. Some SEOs don't believe submitting spam reports work or even get looked at by Google. Well, Google does look at spam reports. Matt Cutts made a short video saying that they do. Here is the video: Don't believe him? Fine, but maybe you will believe a former Googler,
- Google Maps Drops 3D Street Views, Was It a Prank?
On April Fools day, Google Maps announced street views in 3D. Basically, when you went to Google Maps, activated the street view version, you would get a Street Views 3D man that looked like the icon at the top right of this post. Here is how it looked on the Street View page: The thing is, the 3D feature stuck around a until yesterday, seven days after April Fools Day. So many thought it was
- Google Video Drops "Playable on Google" Feature
There are complaints and a statement from Google over the fact that Google removed the search filter "Playable on Google" on Google Video. The complaints can be seen in this Google Web Search Help thread. Less than a year ago, we captured a picture of Google Video that showed the "Playable on Google" option. It basically allows you to filter videos to only display videos that can be viewed directly in Google Video, as opposed
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Understanding Competitiveness in Search Engine Rankings [Keyword Research Tools], Sphinn
- "Share with Note" option doesn't immediately mark the post as shared, Google Reader Help
- Channel display/functionality issue on Firefox, Chrome and Safari, YouTube Help
- Is Trust In Social Media Dying?, Sphinn
- Listing Lots Of Cities In Title Tag, HighRankings Forums
- Page impressions gone haywire today, WebmasterWorld
- The 8-Step SEO Strategy, Step 1: Define Your Target Audience and Their Needs, Sphinn