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 To Target Additional Cloaking Techniques
Google's Matt Cutts tweeted over the weekend that in 2011, Google's search quality team will look at cloaking techniques and possibly take action on techniques they have not focused on in the past. He said: Google will more at cloaking in Q1 2011. Not just page content matters; avoid different headers/redirects to Googlebot instead of users.
- Google Donates $20 Million To Charities For 2010 Holidays
Like last year, Google has just sent out their thank you e-cards saying they have donated $20 million to "charitable organizations around the world. They in turn will help improve the lives of over 50 million people."
- Google Sends Malware & Low Earnings To Publishers On Christmas
It seems like this Christmas wasn't all that Christmassy for some Google AdSense publishers. Some are complaining that it was the worst earnings day in their history...
- adCenter Goes Offline During Winter Storm
Yesterday morning Microsoft adCenter, Bing's search marketing product, went offline for a period of time. Microsoft confirmed the outage in the Microsoft Advertising Forum yesterday and this morning confirmed it was fixed...
- Google News Targeted By Porn Site?
A Google News Help thread has two Google News users upset that they stumbled on pornography due to finding a story on Google News. One person said he/she was searching for Clay Aiken and found nude pictures of his boy friend...
- Tired? Take A Nap in A Google Rest Pod
Tired? Google has these "rest pods" throughout their offices so you can take a quick nap while at work.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- How do I report porn websites mascarading as something else?, Google Web Search Help
- Will thousand of links from same page hurt my site?, WebmasterWorld
- Google Analytics shows index.php URLs - duplicate problem?, WebmasterWorld
- The blinking cursor from Google's Keyboard Navigation appears on every web pages., Google Web Search Help