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:
- Author Stats Returns To Google Webmaster Tools
After a three month hiatus, Google has brought back Author Stats to Google Webmaster Tools. I personally noticed it yesterday when I was playing around with my Google Webmaster Tools account.
- Google: Wouldn't It Be Annoying If USPS Did Multiple Sites?
One of the most common questions I get is, should I build a web site for each location I have a presence in? If I run a barber chain and I want to rank for barber in each city, should I just make a web site barber-cityname...
- Safely Give Others Access To Your Google AdSense Account
Finally, after years and years of requests from Google AdSense publishers, Google announced you can now control user access to Google AdSense...
- Google+ "Share" Link Added To Google Search Results
Now when you search in Google and you are logged in, you should see a "share" link when you mouse over Google search results. Here is a picture:
- Google 404s The Old Google Analytics
Google Analytics announced they have finally completely sunsetted the old version of Google Analytics. You can now only use the new UI (user interface) for Google Analytics. This is a really long time coming...
- Bing Adds Foursquare Reviews To Social Bar
Yesterday Bing announced they have added Foursquare data to the Bing social bar. It works pretty well. You search for something local, be it movie theaters, places to eat, barber shops and so on and if someone has something to say about it on Foursquare, Bing may show it...
- Yahoo Gets Marissa Mayer A Baby Gift
Just one day on the job and Marissa Mayer already got a baby gift for her baby, which she is expecting in October. Marissa left Googler earlier this week to take on the task of being the CEO at Yahoo
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- YouTube Launches Face Blurring Tool, WebmasterWorld
- Bing Adds 215 TB of New Image Data To Birds Eye, WebmasterWorld
- Invision Power Board - Panda Trigger, WebmasterWorld
- More third party tools to help manage your Google+ page …, Eduardo Thuler - Google+
- New Google Tools input ..., Stefan Keuchel - Google +
- Unbelievable - Site Got To Page 1 Of Google Within A Few Hours, HighRankings Forums
- Website Upgrade Gone Bad - Major Ranking Drop, WebmasterWorld