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:
- When Google Titles Don't Match Page Title
Page titles are often cited as one of the most important elements to pay attention to for Search Engine Optimization...
- 30 Minute Google News Outage Last Night
Google News had a confirmed outage yesterday at 4:25pm EST through about 4:55pm EST. The outage was confirmed by a Google representative in the Google News Help forum. Harvey P. from Google said: As you may have noticed...
- Google Goggles Impresses Sudoku Players
The Google Mobile Blog announced that a new version of Google Goggles is out for Android and iPhone that has a bunch of enhancements, but more importantly can solve a Sodoku game for you faster than the best Sodoku player in the world...
- Don't Force Google's Hand, Especially If Your Sketchy
I was pointed to a Google Webmaster Help thread by a reader (forgot who, sorry, I am on vacation) where Google's Matt Cutts and JohnMu were forced to out a sketchy SEO company. It all starts with an individual asking if a company named BetterPlacement is a legit company.
- Pirelli Tires? Nope, Pirelli Porn In Google
Reported via the Google Web Search Help forum, a user was looking for Pirelli tires and noticed that even though his image search settings was set to the strictest form of SafeSearch, tons of pornographic images were showing up...
- Google Testing Another Top Bar Navigation Look
In October, I reported a very similar look at Search Engine Land where Google was testing a colored top bar navigation look. Now some more users are seeing a flavor of it...
- Laba Rice Porridge Festival Google Doodle
Google Hong Kong has a special doodle for the Laba Rice Porridge Festival. The majority Han Chinese have long followed the tradition of eating Laba rice porridge on the eighth day of the twelfth luna
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Doodle Laba Rice Porridge Festival, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- How Human Factors May Affect Information Indexing And Retrieval, Sphinn
- New Google Goggles gives perpetual "Connection problem (error code 502)", Google Mobile Help
- Second (and final) Call for Sphinn Editor Volunteers, Sphinn
- The Problem With Being An SEO Consultant - It's Always Your Fault, Sphinn
- Why You Cannot Reverse Engineer Google’s Algorithm, Sphinn