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 :: September 28, 2012
This week I covered how Google Maps App lead designer was so upset with Apple Maps first attempt. Google said penalties might not result in ranking downgrade. Don't submit...
- Google: A Manual Penalty Might Not Result In Major Ranking Decline
Typically, if you get a penalty and your rankings drop, you assume when the penalty is lifted your rankings return. Often that is not the case...
- Google Trends & Insights Now The Same
Google has announced they've merged the Google Trends and Google Insight tools into one tool under Google Trends at google.com/trends...
- Google+ Local Pages Not Showing Categories
Yet another Google Local bug to report. Jade Wang from Google said in a Google Places Help thread there are confirmed reports on the categories not showing up on Google+ Local pages. Jade explained, "It seems that categories are not appearing on some local Google+ pages...
- Yahoo's New Contextual Ad Program Launches
Yahoo is relaunching their efforts at offering contextual ads at contextualads.yahoo.net. This has nothing to do with the Yahoo Publisher Network they shut down in 2010. Instead...
- Googler's Car Hits 149009 On Google's Birthday
Kimberly Johnson, a User Experience Researcher on Google+, snapped a picture of her mileage on her car on Google's birthday yesterday. Yes, that is right, it hit 149009. Almost at 150,000 miles is o
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Videos with pre-roll ads not playing, YouTube Help
- Bing is finding hidden folders on server, WebmasterWorld
- EU To Charge Microsoft Over 2009 Browser Choice Breach, WebmasterWorld