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 Panda Update Graduates To Rolling Update
Last night at SMX West, Google's Matt Cutts announced that the Panda algorithm will be more of a rolling update, as opposed to what it has been as a manually pushed out update. I am not sure what I am going to do with my time now. I am no longer going to be able to get confirmations from Google about Panda updates. The updates are going to be less transparent
- Google Hates Me: Closing Google Reader
There are very few people as dependent on Google Reader as myself. Google knows that. No, really, they do, they know I am like the top top user of Google Reader. I switched to it in 2007 from Bloglines and never looked back. Now what am I going to do? Google announced last night that they are closing Google Reader July 1, 2013.
- Google To Expand Knowledge Graph Through Hire Of Geoffrey Hinton
If I had to place one search priority above all else, I'd say right now, Google's most ambitious project is the knowledge graph. Yea, they are pushing Google+ big time, but the knowledge graph is a level above all of that technically...
- eBay Claims Google Ads Don't Perform Well; Clearly eBay Needs New AdWords Specialists
BBC reports that eBay is questioning the real ROI and benefit of them spending millions of dollars with Google through their AdWords program. eBay released a report claiming that paying for Google AdWords has little effect on sales. The Guardian has a copy of the 25-page PDF report...
- Google & YouTube Canada Office
Here is a picture of the Google Canada and YouTube Canada office in Toronto. The image was posted by Aitchar RRHH on Flickr yesterday.
- SEO Performance Should Be Measured On Search Conversions
A WebmasterWorld thread asks how can one judge and report on the SEO performance metrics when ranking reports are dead, when not provided is surging, when we have knowledge graph, Google+ and so on...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Manual Penalty Samples, HighRankings Forums
- comScore: U.S. Search Share February 2013, WebmasterWorld
- Just posted this on the official google blog: Sergey and I…, Larry Page - Google+
- Twitter Revamps Its Ads Center, WebmasterWorld