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:
- It Works! The Google Disavow Tool Removed A Penalty
In mid-October, Google launched the disavow link tool and some have complained it doesn't work but it seems like it does indeed work. As an FYI, it seems 50/50 have used the tool (poll over here)...
- Google+ Listed Twice On One Google Local Listing
Typically if you search Google for local results, you may see a link to the business Google+ page. But do you ever see two different links to Google+ pages under one listing...
- In Memory of Phil Payne, A Google Webmaster Central Legend
It is rare where I have guest writers contribute to this site but in this case, I felt it was appropriate to have a respected friend and member of the Webmaster Central Top Contributors club pay respect to an SEO...
- Bing Image Search Update Hurts Image Owners
Now when you search on Bing Image Search and click on an image, you will get a beautiful large display of the image and even be able to click to make it full screen. Here is a screen shot:
- Google TV Ads Now Off The Air
Any of you who have used Google TV Ads in the past can no longer use the program as of December 16th, three days ago. December 16th, Google discontinued TV ads from airing...
- Google+ Wood Pen
Richard Hay from Google posted a picture of a new pen he acquired. It is a Google+ pen, a wooden pen, with Google+ etched into it. It turns out the pen is for sale in the Google Store, it is a new ad
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Today, the Israel Antiquities Authority is launching the…, Google - Google+
- F.T.C. To Delay Decision On Google Antitrust Investigation, WebmasterWorld
- Google penalty, link removal, and highway robbery, WebmasterWorld
- InstaGram: "All your base are belong to us", WebmasterWorld
- This just in: Santa has opened his Village for the world to…, Google Maps - Google+
- This weekend my mom said she and her co-workers were ta..., Susan Moskwa - Google+
- Videos are being shortened, YouTube Help
- Website Hijacked By SEO Specialist, Google Webmaster Help