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: Subdomain Change Not For Algorithms or Rankings
Last week, we reported Google changed how Google Webmaster Tools reports links from subdomains. There was speculation that this change also meant that Google has changed how they handle subdomains for ranking purposes. That is not true...
- Poll: Do You Worry About Link Spammers Hurting You?
A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster upset about someone trying to link spam their site in order to downgrade their rankings...
- Update Your Google Product Feeds By September 22nd, Or Else!
Back in July, Google sent out new requirements for their Google merchant feed specification. Those requirements go into place 16 days from now, on September 22nd...
- Google Faster DMCA Request Take Downs & Autocomplete Piracy
Google announced changes to how they handle some public policy requests. (1) DMCA takedown requests for Blogger and Web Search will be acted upon within 24 hours...
- Google Closes Aardvark, Fast Flip, Sidewiki & Many Other Projects
Google has announced yet another wave of Google product and services closures...
- Labor Day & Freddie Mercury (Queen) Logo On Google
Today is Labor Day in the U.S. and it is also Freddie Mercury's birthday. Freddie Mercury is well known as the lead signer of Queen. He was born today in 1946 and died from bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on November...
- Watch The Yahoo Bus Stop Derby In Action
Previously we shared a static image of the Yahoo Bus Stop Derby sign. Well, here is a video of one in action from Steve Rhodes shared on Flickr from last November.
- Google Subway Ad For Chrome in France
Here is an ad from Google for the Google Chrome product. It is in a subway station in France. Jeremy Selier posted this on Flickr earlier this year.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- An SEO Client's Bill of Rights, Sphinn
- Can't get back to search results, Google Web Search Help
- Does Faster Spidering = More Indexing?, HighRankings Forums
- Google +1 - Three times faster than WHAT?, WebmasterWorld
- Googlebot getting caught in robots.txt spider trap, WebmasterWorld
- SEO Guide to Creating Viral Linkbait and Infographics, Sphinn
- Does Using Wikipedia Images Affect SEO?, WebmasterWorld
- New YouTube 'Oops' page?, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- AdWords Express Tip #6: Account Navigation, Google Places for business Help
- Can we now say officially that keyword domains are dead to Google?, WebmasterWorld