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:
- Bug Or Future: Google Search Results Showing Only Google Listings?
The Converseon blog posted a picture of a Google search results set for [car rental nyc] that most people cannot replicate. The result set showed the maps box above the AdWords results, but also only showed Google Place pages in the search results. For some reason, it is also only showing the past two months filter, which may be why for the unusual search results. Here is a picture of the results. A WebmasterWorldtalks about
- Should You 301 Redirect Catch All Pages To Home Page?
A common question that comes up when you do a major site revamp or when you take over an old site is what do you do with the old URLs? I often see people request or implement 301 permanent redirects from old URLs to the home page URL. What I mean by that is, they have a page about blue widgets on the old site. But the new site, there is no page on blue
- AdWords Help Center Adds "Small Business Corner"
The Google AdWords Help forum announced adding a new forum to the Google AdWords Help area named the Small Business Corner. AdWords representation, Bindu, said in a Google AdWords Help thread: Today, we're very happy to announce that we are launching a new category on the AdWords Forum, the 'Small Business Corner.' This new category is designed to give small business owners the opportunity to discuss the AdWords topics that really matter to them, share
- Embarrassing Google India Independence Day Logo Typo
Yesterday, August 15th, was India's independence day. Google had a beautiful logo up for the day, it was animated and done very well. Expect, there was one small problem, when you clicked through, you received a "did you mean" result, because it was spelled wrong. Here is a picture of the logo: But like I said, if you clicked through on the logo, it took you to [India Indpendence Day], where Independence was spelled 'Indpendence.'
- Happy & Sad Logos: Chinese Valentines, Korea Independence, Kyoto Festival, & Sad Colorless Logos
We have a nice amount of special doodles and logos from the weekend. Many are happy logos, but some are sad. Let me share the happy ones with you first. Today on Google Hong Kong is a logo for the Chinese Valentines Day: Baidu & Sogou also have logos today for the day: Independence Day for Korea was commemorated: Google Japan had a logo for Kyoto Festival: But there were also devastating floods and due
Other Great Search Forum Threads: