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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: March 15, 2013
Crazy week, mostly because we got a lot of information out of Google at SMX West. First, it seems we have a new Panda update. It makes sense since Cutts said the update will be sometime Friday through the weekend. He also said future Panda updates will be more rolling...
- Google's Final Manual Panda Refresh Here? #25
All signs are pointing to a Google update being pushed out yesterday afternoon into today. The speculation across the SEO forums is that this is the Panda refresh we were expecting to see this weekend. Google's Matt Cutts said we should expect to see a refresh of Panda sometime this Friday or Monday. It seems like the Panda update started actually yesterday afternoon and is continuing to propagate throughout now.
- Did Google Penalize BBC News For Unnatural Links?
The BBC News, the world's largest broadcast news organization, has just received a unnatural links notification from Google. I kid you not. A Google Webmaster Help thread has representative of the BBC web site asking Google for help in identifying the unnatural links, so they can make sure BBC.co.uk is clear of any Google penalty. Nick from the BBC wrote...
- Anticipatory Search Is The Key To The Search Battle
Microsoft has been doing these interviews with technology news sites to try to create some buzz around their search engine...
- Why Google Reader Is Closing According To Former 3 Year Reader PM
Brian Shih was the Google Reader Product Manager for about three years before leaving Google in 2011. He explained why he thinks Google Reader was shut down based on his experience working with the team for about three years...
- Bing It On Taxi
Heather Hunsinger was at SXSW and she noticed that there were taxi cabs giving people free rides. This one was sponsored by Microsoft for the Bing It On campaign where they want people to try searchi
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Adjust the volume of community posts in your Home stream …, Ana Ulin - Google+
- Customize your Chromebook or Chromebox keyboard with Chrome…, Melissa Daniels - Google+
- Joomla And Rankings, Pros / Cons?, HighRankings Forums