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:
- April 2011 Google Webmaster Report
It is a new month and I wanted to update our monthly Google Webmaster report for you all. To see our last report, check the March Google Webmaster report...
- Picture: Google News New "Clusters" Design
I reported about two weeks ago about a new Google News home page design named the News Clusters. I asked Google for a screenshot but they refused to send me it...
- Google Smacks Down Webmaster Over Panda Update
As the Farmer/Panda update continues to confuse and hurt some webmasters, we still do not have a solid answer on how to escape this update. That being said...
- Bing Search April Algorithm Update?
A WebmasterWorld thread is asking if anyone noticed a Bing Search update over the weekend. There are only two posts, but for Bing...
- Local Search Trends Data Removed From Google Keyword Tool
A Google AdWords Help thread has complaints from some Google AdWords advertisers that the keyword tool is no longer exporting the "Local Search Trends" data for the past 12 months. Google Keyword Tool Engineer...
- The Google Chrome Cookie
Check out these delicious looking Google Chrome cookies. They are individually wrapped. They seem to have been given out for the Google Chrome Notebook Pilot. The picture was taken on February 9th.
- Controversy Over Google's Ice Cream Sundae Logo
As you likely know, Google has a special logo for on all localized Google properties for what they say is the 119th anniversary of the Ice Cream Sundae. There are two issues that I spotted from users about this special Google Doodle.
- Google's Ice Cream Sundae Doodle
Today is the 119th anniversary of the Ice Cream Sundae. For that special day...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Feature Request: Events in Goal Funnel, Google Analytics Help
- Are there benefits to having your images stolen?, WebmasterWorld
- DNS lookup timeout Crawl Errors, Fetch as Googlebot fails with Unreachable, sites up for everyone besides Googlebot, Google Webmaster Help
- Doodle Children's Day, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Václav Cafourek, Google Blogoscoped Forums
- Improvements since Panda, WebmasterWorld
- New Google Image Search - Workarounds for Firefox Users, Google Web Search Help
- Notorious S.E.O.: The 10 Crack Commandments of Link Building, Sphinn
- Doodle Independence Senegal, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Google DMCA Form does not work and Panda is blocking my site and showing scrapers, Google Webmaster Help
- Is it your fault if you got Panda-slapped? Maybe your site is garbage, WebmasterWorld
- Why is it Kansas City, Kansas businesses and not KC, Missouri businesses get high map listings anymore?, Google Places Help