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's Cutts Say Penguin Is About Links?
The majority of SEOs believe Google's Penguin update is about links and it is a link based algorithm. Google has never fully confirmed it is a primarily link based algorithm but maybe that has changed? Google's Matt Cutts responded to a question on Twitter saying:
- Patent: Google Faking Search Results To Trick SEOs?
A recently granted patent named ranking documents can be looked at as if it was a Penguin patent or maybe a patent on how to trick SEOs into thinking their pages are ranking or maybe both...
- YouTube Hides Tags Due To Abuse
Keane from YouTube announced in a YouTube Help thread that they decided to remove the tags from showing up on the video watch page because some are abusing it. Keane said it wasn't used much by the average user and when used...
- Click Distance: A Microsoft Search Patent
A WebmasterWorld thread points to an older Microsoft Patent application named System and method for ranking search results using click distance. The patent is about using the distance of a click in search rankings...
- Android Noogler Statue
Louis Gray took a picture of a newish Android Statue at the GooglePlex. This one is of a life size Android Noogler. We've seen small ones but not this size.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Facebook is now the second largest video site in the U.S., WebmasterWorld
- Knowledge Graph, Google Web Search Help