It has been a somewhat slow start to our typically monthly report based on a WebmasterWorld thread that tracks day-to-day changes with Google's web results. Overall, it seems like people are discussing two main things.
(1) The Caffeine preview, Google's new index, is expected to be launched in the main Google results sometime this month. Google has not confirmed this, but webmasters are expecting this.
(2) The Minus 6 Penalty, which was a Google bug, is not being discussed again.
Outside of those two topics, a lot has gone on this past month at Google, here is a bulleted recap with links to more details:
- Google Releases First Public Search Update Preview: "Caffeine" Update
- Possible Google Update - August 2009
- Google Loving Keywords in URLs Now?
- New Set of Google Penalties & New Siteslinks
- What's Going On With Google UK's Search Results?
- Google Adds Rich Snippet Testing Tool
- Google Site Reconsideration Form Not Working For Many
- Google PageRank Distribution Data Not Available For Many in Webmaster Tools
- New Google Sitemaps Error: "Duplicate URL" Warning
- Google Webmaster Tools Now Reporting SSL Certificate Errors
- Google News & Google Webmaster Tools "Pending" Sitemaps Bug
- .ME Domain Names Can Now Be Geo Targetted In Google Webmaster Tools
- Google Webmaster Tools API Bugs
To see lasts months recap, visit the August '09 Google webmaster report.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.