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 Issuing Malware Warnings To Searchers
Google is no longer just giving users search results when they conduct a search at Google. They are now looking for malware on your computer and if they find it...
- Link Building Via Surveys
A WebmasterWorld thread talks about a link building tactic that more often than not is very successful. The tactic is conducting surveys. Not only do you get valuable industry data from surveys, you also get "two waves," as the SEO wrote...
- Google Adwords Call Extensions Opens Up At $1 Per Call
The Google AdWords Blog announced they have released the call metrics, aka phone extensions to all US and Canada advertisers. It has been in beta since 2010 and has resulted in over 5 million calls...
- Goodbye Google Labs
Yesterday, Google announced they are shutting down Google Labs. Google Labs is where many of the neat Google services and products were first introduced, including Google Suggest, which grew into Google Instant. That being said...
- Google: We Recommend You Not Use Meta-Refresh
Googler, JohnMu said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that you are better off not using the meta refresh HTML tag. In response to why one webmaster was seeing unusual error reports in Google Webmaster Tools, John noticed the site was using the meta refresh tag...
- A Fresh Noogler Zurich
Here is a picture by Mark Jensen posted on Flickr of himself as a Noogler. A Noogler is the name of new Googlers, Google employees. They are normally introduced on Fridays at Google's 4pm TGIF meet.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Adwords Qualification, WebmasterWorld
- Coping With Panda: Canonical Tag, Sitemaps And Keywords, HighRankings Forums
- How I became a postmodern SEO, Sphinn
- Kim Kardashian Authorship Bug, Google News Help