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's Holiday Logo: A 5-Step Logo Building Project
A DigitalPoint member shows the Google doodle for the Christmas holiday as a 5-step logo building project as seen below: Quite a cool and creative idea as always. I love 'em Google Doodles. :) Forum discussion continues at DigitalPoint Forums.
- Google Thinks Your Site is in a Different Language?
What happens if Google has assumed your page is a different language than what it's written in? Well, I don't think mod_rewrite will work. But a few things will: <html lang="en"> This declaration should be placed on the top of all your pages in the HEAD tag. Furthermore, you should utilize Google Webmaster Tools to ensure that Google is acknowledging the proper language of your site. What else would you suggest for this user whose
- .Mac Search Engine Optimization: Google Indexes .Mac Files
A Google Groups thread asks if Google indexes and ranks Apple .Mac pages. Basically, .Mac is just a hosting service for Mac users, who pay for a "Dot Mac" subscription. Googler, JohnMu, said Google does index and rank .Mac files. He linked to a site command for site:web.mac.com that clearly shows Google is indexing those files. But it appears Yahoo is indexing a lot more than Google, while Live Search is about the same as
- Google Reader "Share With Friends" Feature Gets Privacy Complaints
On December 14th, Google Reader announced a feature that automatically shares your feed items with your friends. Google Reader Gets Social With Friends Shared Items from Danny Sullivan has an excellent write up. Honestly, I think we were both surprised that there was not much of a big deal made about Google automatically sharing your feeds with all your Gmail contacts without asking you if that would be OK. Danny said, "but after now experiencing
- Google AdSense & Webmaster Central Representatives Working on Christmas
As Vanessa Fox writes at Search Engine Land yesterday, Google has kept up their tradition of providing support on Christmas day via Google Groups forums. Last year, it was Googler's Adam Lasnik and Vanessa Fox found working on Christmas and this year it was John Mueller from Google Webmaster Central AdSensePro Jordan providing support for both webmaster related questions and publisher questions. Now, keep in mind that John Mueller is based in Switzerland. Here are
- Happy Holiday Threads from Search Marketing Industry
I spent some of the morning reviewing the search forums, practically unable to find any content and news to write about. So instead, I thought I compile a collection of threads from the forums that make up our search marketing industry. The compilation of threads are Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday threads from the search forums. Search Engine Roundtable Forums Cre8asite Forums WebmasterWorld High Rankings Forums Digital Point Forums I Help You Forums V7N Forums
- Google's Gmail Reaches 6GB on Christmas
If you login to your Gmail account and scroll to the bottom of the page, you may notice that your Gmail capacity is now above 6GB. Mine looks like this: In fact, it is exactly 6.020702 GB at the time I am writing this. Just a couple months ago, Gmail reached over 4GB of Gmail storage and now we are at 6. A nice little present for some Gmail users on this holiday day. Forum
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Directory Update, DigitalPoint Forums
- AdSense login Error, WebmasterWorld
- Is wordpress good for SEO?, SitePoint Forums
- Merry Christmas - Adsense is Down, DigitalPoint Forums
- SEO and tableless design, WebProWorld
- Top 12 Most Useful Meta Search Engines, Sphinn
- Tracking Santa: The 2007 Edition, Sphinn