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 News Archive Search Home Page Gone
If you try to access the Google News Archive Search Home page, you will be redirected to the advanced search page at Google News instead of the old Google News Archive Search home page...
- Google Webmaster Tools Sitelinks Change Confuses Or Clarifies?
If you login to Google Webmaster Tools and select "Sitelinks" under the "Site configuration" section you will be presented with a new way of managing your sitelinks. In the past, Google would list your sitelinks and let you block them one by one...
- Google Webmaster Tools Link Report Bug Fixed
Google admitted to a bug causing some webmasters to show a deflated number of links within the Google Webmaster Tools link report. There were several threads at Google Webmaster Help dating back to August 5th with complaints...
- Google Analytics Session Bug Fixed
Earlier this week, Google announced they have changed how they define sessions in Google Analytics. That change should have only impacted about 1% or less of the traffic reports. But webmasters and marketers were noticing major changes and felt something was wrong...
- Infographic: Google's War On Spam (or Updates)
Recently, there have been several folks coming out with infographics and timelines on Google's update history. They all have their advantages. Most recently, SEO.com released their Google Wages War on Spam Infographic. It is really a fun one to look at...
- Google Represents at SES San Francisco
This year Google has a booth at SES San Francisco. I always find it weird when there is a search related event and Google is not there to represent. So I am glad they are here this year.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Discussion: The Impact of Google's 12-Pack of Sitelinks?, Sphinn
- Is there a problem with the "Summary of Attribute Requirements" page in English (GB)?, Google Merchant Center Help