This week at the Search Engine Roundtable, we covered a lot of topics. Google's Panda/Farmer update was rolled out globally. There are some people reporting incremental improvements with this Panda rollout. SearchMetrics and SISTRIX all came out with reports on who was impacted the most. Google began sending out additional Webmaster Center communication messages, and I like these. Overstock.com said the Google penalty hurt them by 5% of their sales. Google's auto-completions within Instant now has scams again? Yahoo Store blocking Google from indexing the images. It is strange for me to see Twitter ads on Google. Yahoo labels some search ads as "official site." Google now has dates on some Google Image results. Google drops Hotpot name. Google's Larry Page took over as CEO and appointed new senior VPs. Google also reported their Q4 earnings. That was this past week at the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Many Webmasters Devastated: Google Panda Rolled Out Worldwide
- Incremental Returns After Latest Google Panda Update
- SearchMetrics Study Confuse Webmasters Over Google Panda Update
- Google Panda UK SISTRIX Report
- Google Telling Webmasters They Don't Have Manual Penalties
- Overstock.com's Google Penalty Hurt Sales By Only 5%
- Google Drops & Returns Scam Instant Auto Completions
- Yahoo Blocking Googlebot From Yahoo Stores
- Strange: Twitter Ads On Google
- Yahoo Labeling Some Ads "Official Site"
- Dates On Google Image Search Results
- Google Hotpot Rolled Into Google Places
- Google's Page Reorganizes Top Level Management
- Google: Revenue, Clicks, CPC, AdSense All Up; GOOG Stock Down