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 Closing Authorship Project?
AJ Kohn, someone who focuses more on authorship and rich snippets than most SEOs I know, wrote a story named Authorship Is Dead, Long Live Authorship. In that story, he describes why he thinks the classic Authorship Project is slowing being closed down...
- Google Removes Your Manual Penalty But Your Rankings Won't Improve
I see threads like this Google Webmaster Help thread all the time. In summary they say, my manual penalty was revoked by Google after I spent the time cleaning up my mistakes but days, months, and even years later, my rankings, traffic and thus sales have not improved at all...
- SEOs Get Ready For 15% Reduction In Google Rich Snippets
As many of you know, Matt Cutts, Google's head of search spam, announced at PubCon that you should expect a 15% reduction in the amount of rich snippets and authorship displayed in the Google search results...
- Google Logo For Edith Head 116th Birthday
Edith Head would be 116 years old today, the only woman to have won eight Academy Awards. She was a well-known costume designer...
- Google Switzerland Gets LEGO Made Yoda To Darth Vader
This is pretty amazing, Google spent 10+ hours building a lego picture of The Force. Where depending on the angle of the light, the image
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- "sister Sites" - Any Risks?, HighRankings Forums
- Can a 13-year-old site recover on Google after a year of loss?, WebmasterWorld
- WordPress site ranks in Google Blog Search, not in Web Search, WebmasterWorld