Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: July 22, 2011

Jul 22, 2011 • 11:21 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Buzz Video Round Recap
 

itunes-subscribe-video.pngBusy day in search! Google had a huge bug that allowed anyone with a Webmaster Tools account to remove any site from Google's index, Google has fixed it by the way. Google is issuing warnings to Google searches if they discover viruses or malware on their computers. Webmasters and searchers may be losing trust in Google PageRank. This may or may not have triggered an unusual PageRank update, putting Google back at a PR 10. Google enabled more controls for URL parameter handling in Webmaster Tools. Google says you should not use the meta refresh meta tag. Use surveys and Geocities to build links. Google is marketing for a Google AdWords reseller, Yellowbook - for real? Google Call Extensions cost a $1 per call, but they are available to US and Canadian advertisers. Google Maps redesigned and pulled non Google reviews. Google Directory is gone - can you believe it? Google Labs is going away also. Google Toolbar will not work on the latest Firefox version. An SEO firm allegedly deindexed their client's site after being notified they are fired. Google had logos for Gregor Mendel with a Pea logo and Alexander Calder with an interactive mobile logo. That was this week in search at the Search Engine Roundtable.

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Comments:

Rafi Hecht

07/25/2011 02:58 pm

First of all, feel better. That said, how did you do the intro flash before your video?

Barry Schwartz

07/25/2011 03:00 pm

It's a movie file which I paid to be made.

Cathy

07/26/2011 12:32 am

I've been using the Meta Refresh tag to redirect site pages that have moved. Isn't this the correct 301 Redirect procedure?  Please advise - I just started using it last week. Thanks,

Barry Schwartz

07/26/2011 12:43 am

No, use a 301 redirect to do 301 redirects.

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