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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: July 22, 2011
Busy day in search! Google had a huge bug that allowed anyone with a Webmaster Tools account to remove any site from Google's index, Google has fixed it by the way...
- Google URL Parameters Enables Finer Controls
Google quietly updated the URL parameters feature within Google Webmaster Tools to give webmasters more advanced controls. Google first introduced URL parameter controls in 2009, then upgraded it in late 2010...
- Google Maps Without Third Party Reviews
Google updated the place pages and they now have the new overall design, plus remove the third party reviews, except for a small link.
- Google Toolbar Does Not Support Firefox 5
Yesterday I wrote at Search Engine Land, After Six Years, Google Drops Support For Toolbar On Firefox. In my article...
- Did You Know Google Tried The Alexander Calder Logo Last Year?
Today, on most of Google's home pages you will find a logo for Alexander Calder's birthday. But did you know Google tried posting the logo last year and failed...
- Yahoo Cupcakes
Here is an older picture of Mint flavored Yahoo cupcakes. The picture was posted in November of last year on Flickr by Tracy Juang.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google To Acquire Social Group Company, Fridge, WebmasterWorld
- The Commoditization of SEO, Sphinn
- "Saving…" issue in My Maps? Read this!, Google Maps Help
- Explicit porngraphic Image results, Google Web Search Help
- Google - sophisticated or crude - or both, WebmasterWorld
- How do I get started with Google Analytics for AdWords tracking and reporting?, Google AdWords Help
- Microsoft Reports Record Q4 Revenue of $17.37 Billion, WebmasterWorld
- New Design Updates for News, Google News Help