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:
- SEO Show Offs: Poll Results
A few weeks ago, we ran a poll asking if you should flaunt your search engine rankings? We have about 150 responses in now, so I thought I share with you how SEOs like to show off their success. Question: Should You Show Off Your Success With Search Rankings? :: Depends On Business said 50 respondents or 34% :: Yes, But Privately said 48 respondents or 32% :: Never said 33 respondents or 22% ::
- Four Letter Word Makes it to the Front Page of Google News
If you were reading the Google News front page early this morning or late last night, you may have seen a highlighted article with a news headline containing a four letter word. The article came from the Village Voice Blog, not the main news site, but the blog and was features on the Google News home page for a bit of time. At least three people came to Google News Help Forums to complain. Google's
- Google AdWords "Tools" Tab Gone Missing? Kind Of...
There is some confusion in a WebmasterWorld thread, where advertisers are asking where the Tools tab in the AdWords management console went. If your tool tab is missing, it is likely because you have been included into the new beta "opportunities" tab. This does not mean you don't have access to those tools, they are just moved. To find the tools, click on "opportunities" and on the left side bar, you will see a box
- Despite Rumors: Yahoo Directory Still Accepting Submissions
On Friday afternoon, there was this rumor spreading through Twitter that the Yahoo Directory was no longer accepting submissions. Maybe it was true for a minute or two, but as of a few minutes after the rumor, it seems like anyone who tested the Yahoo Directory submission process, learned that they were indeed taking new sites. I personally just submitted a site to the Yahoo Directory as a test and it went through the free
- Bug: Google Maps Local Business Center Requires Selecting Pre-Defined Category?
A Google Maps Help thread has several business owners complaining that they keep getting an error from the Google Local Business Center category field that says: Select at least 1 category that matches suggestions as you type The issue is not that Google is now requiring businesses select a pre-defined category but that even when they do, they still get this error. Mike Blumenthal has a picture of the error warning shown to these businesses.
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: September 11, 2009
On September 11th we covered why Google doesn't have a logo, but yet will "fix" Google Maps for "September 11 Attacks." We did however show off the logos for Bing and Ask.com for their remembrance. Also, Labor Day, Google didn't have a logo, but Ask.com, Bing and Dogpile did. Google did a logo for 9/9/09 at 9:09:09 and a weird missing "O" logo on Saturday. Google made their search box much larger. Longer domain name
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Mobile Apps links cannot connect in Safari always showing "localhost" in address, Google Mobile Help
- invisible image (for printing only) and impact on site ranking, Google Webmaster Central Help
- Reminder: "One at a time" upload option on Google Base has been retired, Google Base Help
- Reminder: Multi-client account for marketplaces & aggregators, Google Base Help
- When SEO Advice Goes Wrong, Sphinn
- Yahoo Japan Update, DigitalPoint Forums
- is Google racist?, DigitalPoint Forums
- Negotiating to sell my site to another publisher, WebmasterWorld