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 Algorithm Update On August 28th?
I am seeing some significant signs of a Google update in the WebmasterWorld forums. There is a large uptick in SEOs and webmasters talking about changing in the search rankings for their keywords...
- Google's Tablet Home Page Ad Upsets Users
On Google's home page you will see one of the most obtrusive and in your face ads for a Google Tablet you've ever seen from Google on their home page. Google has never been this in your face with an ad on their home page before...
- Google+ Adds Friends Birthday Reminders
One feature I do like in Facebook that Google+ did not have, until yesterday, was the ability to be reminded when your friends and family have birthdays that day. Irene Chung from Google announced on Google+ that Google now has that feature.
- DMOZ Link Now Without Value?
It has been almost three years since I talked about the Open Directory Project - DMOZ on this site. I guess it shows how much the SEO community cares for it these days...
- Google Fixing AdSense Bug: Rejected Ad Requests
A month and a half ago, I reported on a weird bug that was affecting some Google AdSense publishers where they were receiving notifications of rejected ad requests. Since then, it was pretty quiet on the front...
- A Panda Hat
The way I discover these images for the Search Pic of the Day column is subscribing to Flickr and other image sites by tag. This image was tagged with "microsoft" but from what I can tell has nothing
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Embarking on a new adventure! #google #lastdayintheoffice …, Fili Wiese - Google+
- Google search results poor quality - Bing giving better results, Google Web Search Help