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's Matt Cutts Says Rel=Author Can Help Search Quality
Google authorship rich snippets are everywhere these days and they supposedly do help increase traffic to your web site by improving the visibility of your listing in the search results. But can they help you rank higher...
- Google Advertorials Penalties Are Likely Manual Penalties
As you all know, Google's Matt Cutts went on record the other day about Google's stance on advertorials. That is...
- Google Maps Blue Dots Missing: User Contributed Photos
In mid-June 2010, Google added blue dots to its maps that display user-submitted images, those blue dots seem to have disappeared for many Google Maps users. You can still play with them over here but within the Google Maps user interface, for some, those blue dots are gone...
- Yahoo Search Redesign Live
Yahoo announced they launched a new design for their Yahoo Search search results page. The new design promises an improvement, by: Improving the load time of the results Moving the search results higher up...
- Google AdWords Now With Images: Image Ad Extensions
Google announced they are testing a new ad extension to allow advertisers within the AdWords product to add images to their text ads. This should not surprise anyone anymore...
- The Google Koosh Ball
Jenny Murphy, a Google Developer Programs Engineer on Glass, shared a picture on Google+ of what looks like a giant koosh ball at Google. Jenny seemed excited, she wrote, "Yay the giant pool noodle s
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google search has 'invented' a title/description of our website, Google
- Here is a "fun" example of a very broken rel="canonical"…, Pierre Far - Google+
- New link to manage business listing from search, Google Maps Help
- 3 Reasons Why Seo And Ppc Are A Match Made In Heaven, HighRankings Forums
- Canonical tags on paginated pages... are both of these tags required?, WebmasterWorld
- We recently made some changes to our 300x600 and 970x90 ad…, Google AdSense - Google+