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:
- Google: Different Algorithms Can Apply To Different Sites At Different Times
A Google Webmaster Help thread has a very revealing, at least to me, post from a Googler about how the Google Algorithm works. Many people feel the Google Algorithm is a single, but large algorithm. But those who have been doing this for a while know that Google has many algorithms. When I covered the SEO 101 session, which is kinda funny, but I wanted to listen to Bruce Clay, it can be refreshing. I
- New Beta FeedBurner Dashboard
Ever since Google bought FeedBurner I, and many others, have felt FeedBurner, as a service, has been slowly dying. Google proved us wrong yesterday when they announced a new beta version of the FeedBurner dashboard. The new dashboard is hot, kinda looks like Google Analytics and so on. Google said "the new interface provides real time stats for clicks, views, and podcast downloads, which means you can start seeing what content is drawing traffic from
- Google Search Quality Improving Or Not?
A WebmasterWorld thread has several complaints about Google's search quality. Tedster sets the tone with his post: In our Google Updates and SERP Changes thread, scottsonline made this observation: "Day to day I won't find the same results in google and am actually bookmarking things again" Me too - and rather than take the original thread into a side topic, I thought I'd start a dedicated thread. This is one of the most troubling sign
- Google Pushing Business Owners in Places To Use AdWords Via "Boost"
It is no wonder Google pulled the website URL tag option from Google Places. The same day Google announced the launch of a new ad promotion named Google Boost. Google Boost is basically just a quick way for Google to get Google Places business owners to create AdWords ads and link those ads to their web site or Google Place page. Google explained: Today, weâ€™re announcing the availability of a new online advertising solution to
- Google Places Removes Website URL Tag Option
Google has been promoting tags for Google Places to businesses for the past few months or so. Google said, "adding a tag to your Google Places listing allows you to highlight info that you want your customers to see." But Google is no longer allowing you to highlight your website URL, I guess because your customers don't want to see it (mocking Google here). A Google Places Help thread has one complaint where Googler Brianna
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- DOTW: Do you think no-follow links are worth more than Google says?, Sphinn
- AOL updated interface same bad results, Search Engine Watch Forums
- Doodle National Day Austria, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Error on the Google's SERP, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Google's Reasonable Surfer Model, WebmasterWorld
- Suggestion: Search Polygons, Google Web Search Help