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 Rarely Updates The Penguin Algorithm
It has almost been five months since the last Penguin refresh and no updates to the Penguin algorithm are in sight. In fact, I reported yesterday at Search Engine Land that No, Google HasnÃ¢t Released Unannounced Penguin Updates. Why did I have to report that? Couple reasons...
- Google Fixes iOS Location Prompt Bug
Earlier this month we reported about an annoying bug where Google would constantly ask to use your location when you access Google.com on your iOS (iPhone or iPad) device. Google spent the past 20 or so days trying to isolate the issue, figure out how to replicate it and then fix it...
- Yahoo's New Home Page Finally Launches: Do You Like It?
Yahoo has finally announced the launch their new home page after several months of experimenting on various designs. Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's new CEO and former Googler said: Designed to be more intuitive and personal...
- Updating Your Images? Should You Keep The Original File Names?
A WebmasterWorld thread brings up a topic I've honestly never considered before (which is why I love SEO forums). Here is the situation... You have a web site with lots of images...
- Twitter Launches API For Ads
Twitter announced they now have APIs that advertisers may use to help manage and track their ad campaigns within Twitter's ad ecosystem. Twitter said they are "always working on ways to make it easier to manage campaigns and get more value out of advertising with us...
- Google Mobile Man On Mini Google Bean Bag
Harry Sheldon posted a picture on Flickr of some new toys he received from Google. This looks like a Google mobile man character that has it's own miniature sized Google bean bag to sit on. The pict
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Jewish law is integrated into Jewish life. Google Glass can…, Barry Schwartz - Google+
- RIP Michael Turner, One of the 1st Generation of SEO Pioneers, Threadwatch.org
- Trouble with scrapers, search traffic down 60%, WebmasterWorld
- Black hole in Denver, Google Maps Help
- Does Google look at PRWeb as a bad backlink?, WebmasterWorld
- How does a company become Bing certified, WebmasterWorld
- Not able to edit your channel? Read this., YouTube Help
- Pinterest Gets $200 Million Funding at $2.5 Billion Valuation, WebmasterWorld