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:
- Goodbye Black Google Bar, Welcome Google Drop Down Menu
Google announced their new top navigation changes. It includes dropping the Google black bar launched in June of this year and replacing it with a white top, Google logo with navigation drop down and Google + sharing features...
- Bug With Exact Matches On Google Keyword Tool
A Google AdWords Help thread has complaints from Google AdWords advertisers that the Google Keyword Tool does not show search volume when you do exact match requests. Search Engine Land received confirmation of this bug from Google saying it is a known issue Google is working to resolve...
- Google's Mark Twain Logo
Google has a wonderful logo today, November 30th, for the 176th birthday of Mark Twain. He was born on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri and died at the age of 74 on April 21, 1910 in Redding...
- Don't Miss The New Google Webmaster Hangouts
Pierre Far announced on his Google + page that there will be a bunch of upcoming Google Webmaster Hangouts soon. You do not want to miss them...
- Indoor Version Of Google Maps
Google announced that Google Maps for Android now supports indoor maps. Indoor maps basically helps you navigate large indoor places like airports, malls...
- Google Cache Highlight Search Query Bug
A Google Web Search Help thread has confirmed reports of a bug with the Google Cache page. Typically when you search for something and then click on the cached page, Google will highlight the word you searched for on the cached page, if it is on the page...
- Cadbury Selling Google + Bars
Famous chocolate bar maker, Cadbury posted a funny thing on their Google + page. They posted their 1kg Dairy Milk+ Bars with Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google's co-founders, on the label.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Extreme Link Prospecting With SEOQuake, Sphinn
- Wrong URL Ranking, Does Verbatim Search give clues?, WebmasterWorld
- Browser compatibility as a ranking factor, WebmasterWorld
- Facebook settles FTC charges that it deceived consumers about privacy, WebmasterWorld
- Moving lies off the first & second page, Search Engine Watch Forums
- My products do not show on Bing shopping and I can not find my data feed file on FTP, Microsoft Advertising Forum
- WordPress Launches WordAds, An AdSense Alternative For WordPress Sites, WebmasterWorld