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 18, 2011
This week we covered a lot of interesting topics in search and SEO. We started off on Google and Bing admitting to having whitelists and exception lists for their algorithms. There are some sites saying they are freed from the Panda/Farmer update. If you want to be rescued...
- Being Rescued From The Google Panda / Farmer Update
I feel like I have talked and written about the Google Farmer/Panda update way too much, but the truth is, about 40% of you were impacted by this update in a bad bad way and even though you are making changes none of you are really seeing any improvement in your rankings. Only two publishers that I know of claimed they are back after being hit by Google's update. One is Cult Of Mac and the other is Digital Inspiration. But were they really rescued?
- Google Makes AdSense Faster Slowly
Google has finally made AdSense faster. Google promised in December 2009 to make the popular ad serving platform faster. Especially after promising to incorporate site speed in rankings and then webmasters noticing that their site speed was being negatively impacted by Google...
- Google Webmaster Tools Site Performance Lag
In 2009, site speed became a ranking factor and Google launched several tools for webmasters to track their site speed. One of those tools was launched in December 2009 and it was found within Google Webmaster Tools under the name site performance.
- Google Analytics Version 5
Most of you who read this site daily are very active Google Analytics users, so you probably already heard the news that Google Analytics is rolling out a new version - version five.
- Google News Home Page Testing "Clusters" Design
Google News representative, Inbal, posted a thread at the Google News Help forum stating that Google is testing yet another Google News home page design. She called this new design the "clusters" interface and is only being shown to a limited number of people.
- YouTube Tube Socks
How great are these white YouTube socks! Can you imagine playing basketball with somewhere wearing these? How great!
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google's memory, WebmasterWorld
- How To Motivate An SEO, Sphinn
- Only 10 Percent of Your Friends See Your Facebook Posts, And Only 1 Percent Like It, Sphinn
- WHEN I SEARCH PREDICTION COMES BUT I CANT SELECT THEM IN IE9, Google Web Search Help
- YouTube Broadcast Newsletter - your feedback please!, YouTube Help