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 Farmer Update Support Groups
Were you hit by that large Google Content Farm algorithm update that went live Thursday afternoon? Do you feel you were mistreated? Do you feel on the verge of a break down? Is your business hanging by a thread now...
- Google Kills Reverse Phone Number Lookup
Google has dropped the reverse phone number lookup feature. Glenn from the Google Blogoscoped Forums spotted this on Friday. That means you can no longer easily type in a phone number into Google and if Google has the phone number in their database, it won't show you who it is...
- Google Places Does Not Allow Paid Reviews
A Cre8asite Forums thread has a rant on a new business cropping up, the business of acquiring positive reviews for your Google Maps local listing or negative reviews for your competitors. This is really not all that new...
- Google Li Bai Logo
Google Hong Kong has a special logo for Li Bai, one of China's greatest poets. The logo looks like a portrait of him taken a long time ago, where he was chanting one of his poems.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Into The Minds of Link Builders, Sphinn
- SEO Spider Review – Xenu on SEO steroids, Sphinn
- Yahoo Site Explorer Shutting Down. Or Just The API?, WebmasterWorld
- [Logo] Tarō Okamoto, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Adsense code in Doubleclick or not, WebmasterWorld
- Doodle Independence Day Dominican Republic, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Joaquín Sorolla, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Shocking News: Around 150,000 Gmail accounts are disappeared!, DigitalPoint Forums