Very busy week in search, starting with Google + launching as a Facebook competitor. Also, Google's new top bar is black and many don't like it. PageRank updated for the first time in 6 months, Google dropped to a PR 9 and Google blogged that it doesn't matter. Google banned all sites on co.cc recently. Google Analytics let me into the beta of the SEO reports, it rocks! Google Analytics added support for tracking social interactions, that rocks also. Google Webmaster Tools has +1 reporting now. BingBot seems to be crawling too much and too hard for some. Google warned about "tin foil hat SEO". Google says webmaster tool's link reports is just a sample and maybe don't trust it. Google's new image search by image feature thinks I am a porn star. Google is killing off Google Health. Today is Canada Day and Google doesn't have a logo. That was this past week in the Search Engine Roundtable.
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Search Topics of Discussion:
- Google +: Google's New Social Network
- Google's Black & Gray Design Is Here To Stay
- Obligatory Google PageRank Update Notification
- Google Now A PageRank 9
- Google: PageRank Is No Longer The Be-All & End-All Of Ranking
- Google Wipes Out Any Site On CO.CC
- Screen Shots Of Google Analytics SEO Reports
- See Google Analytics Social Tracking Enabled
- Google Webmaster Tools With +1 Data
- Bing's Spider, BingBot, Crawling Too Hard?
- Google: Stop With The Tin Foil Hat SEO
- Google Webmaster Tools Link Data Is Only A Sample
- Google Search By Image Thinks I'm A Porn Star
- Google Kills Google Health
- Google Forgets Canada Day