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: No Snippets For You...
A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster upset Google is not picking up his markup and showing rich snippets for his site in Google's search results. Google's Zineb responded that Google doesn't show rich snippets for all sites, even if there are markup on the page...
- Google's Matt Cutts: Anticipate The Query To Better Control Titles In Google
Google's Matt Cutts posted a video explaining why and when Google may use something other than your title tag for the search results title snippet. Matt Cutts suggested that it is best for your to try to anticipate what the user will search for when crafting your title tags...
- Google Index Status Count Drop After Update Line
Google's John Mueller posted an excellent example of a case of where a webmaster is nervous about a report in Google Webmaster Tools, when in reality, all is good. He posted this on Google+ and shared a screen shot by Jodi Bennett...
- Google AdWords Express Grants Expanded To 15 More Countries
Google announced on Google+ that they have expanded the Google AdWords Express Grants program to 15 new countries. Google said they are excited to allow "more nonprofits across the world can now take advantage of AdWords Express to quickly and easily manage their AdWords campaigns...
- Scam Alert: FIFA & Gmail Promotion Awards
There is a new scam floating around the web, this one is being sent with the notification that FIFA and Gmail (Google) have a network promotion award and you have won $920...
- Mozilla Firefox Office Through Google Glass
Mozilla has always had a special relationship with Google, both in good ways and bad. Their offices are actually right near each other in San Francisco. Richard Hay from Google snapped a picture of
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Exporting +Google Analytics data to Spreadsheets…, Daniel Waisberg - Google+
- Last week, we announced new AdWords…, Google Ads - Google+
- Useful resources for mobile website developers, Google Webmaster Help
- Google Main Robot IP Spoofed (Discovered Today) Anyone else see this in your server logs?, Google Webmaster Help
- Thank you for voting for us! We won the People's Voice for…, Marco Paglia - Google+