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: We Can Ban All Sites On A Hosted Server
Kaspar Szymanski, a Search Quality Strategist at Google, tweeted yesterday that Google reserves the right to take action on all the sites on a server or at a hosting company if they feel the host is massively spammy...
- Google AdWords Keyword Tool Approximate CPC Column
Google has changed the column name for the "average CPC" to "approximate CPC" in the Google AdWords Keyword tool. You will only see the CPC prices if you are signed into your AdWords account. However some people thought it went missing...
- Google's Make Me Your Homepage Annoys Users
I was trying to avoid covering this thread but the people in the thread are incredibly passionate about Google dropping the top blue bar that asks them to make Google their home page...
- Poll: Did Your Site Recover From The Google Panda Update?
I know this poll does not apply to all our readers but I know that 40% were impacted by Panda - so the 40% of you who read this site, please take my poll below...
- Google's Matt Cutts To Give Live Q&A On YouTube
I subscribe to the Google Webmaster Help YouTube Channel and last night noticed a weird video show up. The video is named Ask Matt and the description reads...
- Google's Android USB Keychain
Google handed out Android USB keychains at the Google I/O conference a couple weeks ago. The picture was taken by Ade Oshineye and posted on Flickr on May 9, 2011.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 10 Unorthodox Ideas For Local Citations & Links, Sphinn
- A Practical Guide to SERP Profiling – Part 1, Sphinn
- Stop Giving it Away For Free and Start Creating Brand Value, Sphinn
- But are Yandex's SERP's really better than Google, WebmasterWorld
- Doodle Africa Day, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Jordan Independence Day, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- I want to propose to my girlfriend on the Google search homepage. How do I go about this and how much would it cost?, Google Web Search Help