This week I did the month webmaster review of Google. Google's Peter Norvig explained how not necessarily the most relevant. Google admits that links can hurt you. Google using May Day as an excuse for poor rankings. Google to allow bidding and using trademarked keywords in the UK, Canada and Ireland. Google allows business owners to reply to Google Maps reviews. Google Places submissions with "Google" in the submission will be put on hold. Bing revamped their Maps product and made Bing Shopping free for merchants. Do 301 redirected links pass less PageRank today then before the May Day or Caffeine updates? Finally, a farewell to a legend in search, Yahoo's Tim Mayer leaves Yahoo. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- August 2010 Google Webmaster Report
- Google's Norvig: Most Popular Result First, Then A Diverse Result Second
- Google: "Probably Possible" 3rd Party Bad Links Can Hurt You
- Google Citing MayDay Update For Poor Google Rankings
- Google Allowing Bidding & Text Usage of Keywords in UK, Canadian & Irish AdWords Ads
- Google Places (Maps) Lets Owners Reply To Reviews
- Word "Google" In Google Places Submission Put You In A Manual Review
- Bing Revamps Their Maps: Offers AJAX & Silverlight Experiences
- Bing Shopping Now Free & Forums Open Up
- Since MayDay/Caffeine is PageRank Being Diluted More When 301 Redirected?
- Tim Mayer Leaves Yahoo, Kinda Like Matt Cutts Leaving Google