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:
- Possible Google Toolbar Update: March 2011
Seems like some people are reporting fluctuations in the PageRank indicator within the Google Toolbar. We have threads at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums with some webmasters claiming the PageRank values have changed for some of their sites...
- Google Translate Usage Can Be Search Spam
Yesterday, Google's Matt Cutts posted a video named How should I handle localized content? and 1 minute and 45 seconds in, Matt addressed a topic on can you use Google Translate to auto-translate your content into languages and then use that content as new domains for those country extensions? For example, if I want to translate rustybrick.com into Hebrew and place it on rustybrick.co.il, can I use Google Translate to do so?
- Google's "Collateral Damage" Infographic
One of Google's biggest critics, Aaron Wall, posted an infographic of sorts named Google's Collateral Damage. It is getting a lot of discussion around Twitter and the industry. So I figured I cover it here as well and let the discussion continue throughout the industry.
- Google News Features Article With F-Word
If you visit Google News UK now and scroll down to the entertainment section you may see Google featuring an article with the F-word in the title...
- IE9 Bugs With Microsoft adCenter Forums
You can understand that when Apple or Google or Mozilla release new browsers and they don't work with Microsoft web sites. You can also understand when Microsoft releases a new browser and it doesn't work fully with Apple or Google web sites...
- Google's Honeycomb At GooglePlex
A picture of the large Google HoneyComb object being unloaded and unwrapped at Google's headquarters. HoneyComb is Google's latest Android OS and Google typically places a symbol of it at GooglePlex.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Behind the scenes with Street View, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodles Patented, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle YouTube World Water Day, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Firefox 4 Launched, WebmasterWorld
- Google Books plans thwarted, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Known Issue: Scheduled uploads feature not working temporarily, Google Merchant Center Help