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 Ongoing Pagination Bugs on Search Results Page
Ever conduct a search and see that you have at least ten pages of search results to browse through but then, as you get to page 4 or 5, Google cuts down those ten pages to only 4 or 5 pages? Here is an example, search for [lockeeeer] and you will see one through nine pages of results at the bottom: But when I click to page five, I get stuck there: Why is that?
- Google Latitude / Reader Bug Leaks Non-English User's Location?
Google Latitude is an application that allows you to share your current or most recent shared location with your friends. It also allows you to share your location on your blog by using the Google Latitude Badge. A Google Reader Help thread has a non-English speaking individual detailing a bug that occurred with his Google Profile using Latitude and the "Like" feature in Google Reader. He said that if he chooses a "like" in Google
- News Flash: Google Doesn't Use Meta Keywords Tag
Google made historic news yesterday by declaring they do not use the meta keywords tag. Okay, I am being incredibly sarcastic. Google hasn't used the meta keywords tag for an incredibly long time and any "SEO" should know that. So why did Google blog about this, on the record? At least two reasons, (1) people continue to sue over it by claiming copyright infringement and people confuse the meta keywords with the meta description, which
- Bing adCenter To Try Favicons in Search Ads
Yesterday I wrote about a MediaPost report claiming Microsoft Bing will be the next search engine to try favicons and images in search ads. Google tested favicons in AdWords and so did Yahoo search ads. Google Japan even went large with those icons in the ads. Plus Google tested them in the normal free/organic results. Matt Cutts told me yesterday that AltaVista also had these, as an extra paid option to their search ads. So
- First Day of Autumn by Bing, Not Google, Yahoo or Ask.com
Today, in some parts of the world, is the first day of Autumn. Yes, summer is officially over. Bing is the only major search engine to have an image up for the day. Although Google had season logos in the past, today, they skipped it. Why? Well, maybe because seasons are not always black and white in where they start and when they start. In any event, here is the Bing image with hotspots: We
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Facebook To Shut Down Beacon Over Lawsuit, WebmasterWorld
- Local Search Explained - Eric Enge interviews Chris Silver Smith, Sphinn
- Maps.bing.com redirects to Bing.com/maps, WebmasterWorld
- Mixxing with a Dash of NoFollow, Sphinn
- Selling Links And Nofollow, HighRankings Forums