Interesting week in search, ending with a Google search engineer blowing up on accusations that when Google's search results suck, it has to do with monetization. Firefox is testing defaulting users to SSL Google which can be bad for marketers. Google made a change for some browsers that might label Google search traffic as direct referrer. Want more data on your crawl errors from Google Webmaster Tools? Then use the API. Google said HTML5 won't give you a boost in rankings but won't hurt you either. Blogger added a ton of SEO features finally. Google had logos for Juan Gris, first day of spring and St. Patrick's day logos. That was this past week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Google: When Search Results Suck, It's Because We're Stupid
- Not Provided To Spike When Firefox Adds Google SSL As Default
- Your Search Traffic Might Be Labeled As Referrer Traffic: Google HTTP Referer Change
- Using The API To Get More Google Webmaster Tools Crawl Error Data
- Google: HTML5 Doesn't Give You A Boost But Has No Downside
- Blogger Search Preferences For Redirects, Robots.txt, Meta Descriptions & More
- Juan Gris 125th Birthday Google Logo
- Google's & Others Spring Equinox Logo
- St. Patrick's Day Logos From Google & Bing But Not Yahoo