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:
- Search Spammers Admit Defeat After Spam Algorithm But Vow To Return
Last Wednesday Google released the spam algorithm to target very spammy niches and "illegal" link building and spamming techniques. Did it work...
- Black Hats Mock Google's Matt Cutts With Payday Loan Hack
As you probably remember, Google launched a new spam algorithm to target spammy queries such as payday loans. It had a serious impact on spammers from what I see, which I will cover right after this story...
- Google Glass Cruise Fitting For San Francisco Pick Ups
Chas Stewart posted in the Google+ Glass Explorers Community that his pick up invite in San Francisco triggered an unusual notification from Google. It seems that those picking up Google Glass for a fitting in San Francisco in the upcoming weeks will do so on a boat...
- Link Count Continues To Drop On Google Webmaster Tools
Last Wednesday we reported complaints in the forums of webmasters noticing their links are dropping within Google Webmaster Tools. In short, the links shown in Google Webmaster Tools today versus two weeks ago was a fraction of the number. Well...
- Updated Google Knowledge Graph Carousel
The Google Knowledge Graph carousel, which launched about 10 months ago, is now showing up more and has a slightly updated style. Reported by Gabs at Threadwatch and in WebmasterWorld, amongst other blogs and tweets...
- Happy Father's Day 2013 From Google, Bing But Not Yahoo
Happy Father's Day everyone! This would be the fourth year I am being honored with such a day myself. ;-) That being said, I wanted to wish all our Father's a very special day today.
- Penguin Candies From @suzukik
Kenichi Suzuki (@suzukik) gave me these Penguin candies while at SMX Advanced last week. Kenichi Suzuki is one of Japan's top SEO bloggers, oh and he is also a really nice guy. Anyway, I guess in Toky
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Competitors With Little To No Apparent Seo Efforts Easily Out Rank Me, HighRankings Forums
- Tip 6 - Last in our AdWords Ads Review Series: The Resubmit Button, AdWords Community
- Yahoo Was Reportedly Forced To Join PRISM By A Secret Court, WebmasterWorld