Daily Search Forum Recap: July 20, 2011

Jul 20, 2011 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Forum Recap
 

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:

  • Major Google Loophole Let Anyone Remove Any Site From Google
    Yesterday morning, James Breckenridge discovered a huge bug in Google Webmaster Tools that technically gave anyone the ability to remove any site from Google's index. I held off on reporting it here and on Search Engine Land until I know Google fixed the issue...
  • Link Building Through Old GeoCities Links?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has interesting discussion around a link building strategy of looking for sites that link to old GeoCities web pages. As you know...
  • Google Marketing Yellowbook's AdWords Services?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has AdWords advertisers complaining that they received emails from Google pitching the services of an AdWords reseller named Yellowbook...
  • Google Directory No Longer
    Google has quietly dropped the Google Directory. Now if you try to access it, you will get a message that Google has removed it because it is slow and not as fast as using Google search.
  • Google's Pea Logo For Gregor Mendel
    On most of the Google home pages today, you will see a logo that looks like a pea but with scientific annotation marks around it...
  • Wow! The GooglePlex.
    Trey Ratcliff took a picture of the outside area of the GooglePlex, actually the backyard area. I have never seen such a nice picture of Google before. Would you agree?

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