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 Link Tool Bug Fixed But Slow To Update
Over the weekend there were dozens of complaints in the Google forums and other SEO forums about the link tool not showing the right number of links or no links at all. By the time I spotted the issue (Sunday afternoon), the bug was fixed according to Google...
- Were You "Pandalized"?
In the past few weeks, I have started seeing the SEO community start using the term "Pandalized." Pandalized is the term used for SEOs to say their web sites have been penalized by Google specifically through the Google Panda update...
- Google News Tries Again: Click To Expand, Labels, Multimedia Slider & More
Google News announced several changes to the interface yesterday. This comes after several updates in the past years to the Google News design...
- Google's Define Operator Changes
A Google Web Search Help thread has Googler Kelly F. finally replying to dozens of complaints on changes to how the define operator on Google works. Back in April we reported on a define operator bug but apparently, it was Google making changes to how the operator works...
- Bing Makes Facebook Data To Use, Personalized Bing Results By Facebook
Bing finally begins to show Google the power of their Facebook partnership by integrating Facebook data deeply into Bing's search results. Bing Director Stefan Weitz explains how Facebook like data influences the results, how non friends influence the results and how you can share through Bing search.
- Google Knuckles
A lady under the name of Jess Versus decided to jazz up her fingers by play tattooing the letters GOOGLE IT on them. She posted a picture of it on February 14, 2011 on Flickr for all to see.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- And Now Google's Doing It. JS Stats Show GoogleBot, WebmasterWorld
- Google threat to shut Swiss Street View, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Might be a TBPR update happening (or happened recently), WebmasterWorld
- YouTube Playlist in Player, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- AdWords Account Structure - Share Your AdWords Best Practices and have them featured on the Inside AdWords Blog!, Google AdWords Help
- Getting rid of bad links, WebmasterWorld