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:
- Correction: Google's Scraper Algorithm Now Live, Not Content Farms
Last Friday, I reported some webmasters and SEOs discussing signs of Google's content farm algorithm going live. Then Matt Cutts did a blog post confirming a new algorithm change went live. I went ahead and assumed the new algorithm change was related to content farms and I was WRONG.
- Poll: Who Looks Worse? Bing For Cheating or Google For Telling?
I am sure all of you have heard the news yesterday broken by Danny Sullivan: Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results. If not, go read it...
- Google Doesn't Use Toolbar Data To Index New URLs
There has always been rumors that Google used the data they get from the Google Toolbar to discover new content, outside of the normal crawling or sitemaps method. But those rumors have been debunked several times in our history...
- Google Ditches Groundhog Day But We Got Logos Elsewhere
Today is Groundhog Day and it also is the Chinese New Year and the cartoon character, Vitinho, anniversary. But Google does not have a logo for Groundhog Day, Bing does...
- Google AdWords Displaying Description In Title Of Ad
Over the past month or so, we have been receiving reports from searchers and advertisers that Google AdWords is showing some funky weird ads. The ads are displaying the first line's description in the same line as the title of the ad.
- Known Issue: Blank Google My Map Results
There are dozens of complaints in the Google Maps Help forums that the Google My Maps results are not working within Internet Explorer. Google's Brian B. posted a confirmation of the issue...
- Yahoo Havaianas
Check out these warm looking Yahoo sandals. Also known as Havaianas.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Check-in with Google Latitude, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- A Link Building Blueprint: The Foundation, Sphinn
- Can Too Much Sub-content Degrade Your Rankings For Your Main Content?, HighRankings Forums
- The Secret of Quality Score, Sphinn
- Why did google not change the google logo for black history month on Feb 01/2011?, Google Web Search Help