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's Publisher Quality Enforcer On User Generated Content & AdSense
One of the tricky parts of running a user generated content site is making sure the content your users are publishing on your web site is high quality enough to rank well after Google's Panda updates and won't get you banned from the AdSense program...
- A Search Engine To Search For Sites Manually Penalized By Google
Remember your favorite part of the Google how search works portal? Yea, how you can see examples of pages Google removed from their index manually on the fighting spam page. I made a search engine you can use to see which sites were delisted by Google.
- Google Maps For iPhone Gets An Upgrade
Google announced they have upgraded the new iPhone Google Maps app to now include seven new countries, icon based local searches and search your contacts. (1) Seven new countries include Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE...
- Video: Welcome To Google NYC
Andrew Fink, supposedly a new Googler, made a video to welcome people to the Google NYC office. Fink describes himself as a "a 25 Year Old Hip-Hop Artist, Google Employee, and Baltimore native who currently lives in NYC." Google Maps UI lead, Gregor J...
- University Blocked From Google Scholar
A Google Web Search Help thread has a school administrator posting that Google Scholar is now no longer working from within the university. Why is it not working...
- GOOGNET License Plate
Richard Hay from Google posted a picture of a Googley license plate from the state of California. The plate reads, "GOOGNET." Not sure who owns it and what car it might be on, but someone at one poin
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Should We Have About, Privacy, Contact Pages on Every Page?, WebmasterWorld
- Starting today, we’re including data about National…, Google - Google+
- Twitter Discontinues Tweetdeck AIR, Android and for iPhone: Will Stop Functioning From Early May, WebmasterWorld
- Vint Cerf: Google Shouldn't Force Users To Reveal Real Names, WebmasterWorld
- Fine In Google But Nowhere In Yahoo And Bing, HighRankings Forums
- Managing Thousands of Products - AdWords Product Feed, WebmasterWorld