Google's Webmaster Blog A Photo Blog? Nope

Jun 3, 2011 • 8:38 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google WebmasterIf you woke up this morning and checked your RSS feeds to see the Google Webmaster Blog filled with pictures from Joe Hewes, you are not alone.

Some are thinking the blog was hacked but when I asked @JohnMu at Google he said:

@rustybrick No, it was a quirk on our side, sorry for the confusion :)

Here is a picture of the feed in the RSS reader:

Google Blog Photos

I am not sure who Joe Hewes is and how that happened but John implied it was not a hack.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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Michael J. Kovis

06/03/2011 03:29 pm

Have to say, good exposure for Mr. Hewes as a photographer. The pictures were actually very good and worth a quick peak.


06/03/2011 04:00 pm

Its a problem/bug with FeedBurner. I have seen it before and we will all see it again soon.

Ben L.

06/03/2011 10:42 pm

I was confused when I saw this. I thought I was looking at Planet Mozilla and someone had spammed it with personal photos, but then I looked at the title bar and saw that I was browsing the Google Webmaster Central blog feed.

Jill Kocher

06/04/2011 01:34 am

Ha, I wondered what that was about. They said they were trying to introduce more of the team, but I thought that was more personal than intended :)

cabarete dr

09/05/2011 12:48 am

how can I find google photo blog ?

Macky Anderson

10/24/2011 02:50 pm

A big confusion isn't it. Well I guess the apologies is now forgiven. This is not a usual thing and maybe this thing will never happen again.

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