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:
- An Awesome SMX Israel 2013
This past Sunday, January 6th, I chaired the Search Marketing Expo event in Israel (aka SMX Israel). We had 24 sessions with about 60 speakers from all over the world. We even had one session over Google Hangout...
- Are You Too Dependent On Google Traffic?
Between all the new Google updates such as Penguin update and the constant Panda updates. Let's not forget the EMD, Page Layout and DMCA updates - many online businesses have found themselves without traffic...
- Too Many No Index Tags Hurt Your Rankings?
A WebmasterWorld thread asks if having too many pages with the noindex meta tag on them will eventually have a negative impact on your search rankings...
- Official Site Myth: No Panda Penalties For "Official" Sites
I love how SEO rumors and myths get started. A possible new myth is to label your site "official" or "original" of product X or on the topic of Y. By doing so...
- Google+ Hangout With JohnMu At SMX Israel
John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analysts in Zurich, was all booked to be in person at SMX Israel in Jerusalem. Something came up and he had to cancel his trip but we didn't give up. Instead,
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Do you have a top UI, but can't outrank brands?, WebmasterWorld
- The folly of depending on free traffic from Google, WebmasterWorld
- Our other doodle today, in Israel, is for the 155th…, Google - Google+