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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: November 13, 2009
In this weeks recap, I act all tired and dazed from coming off a red eye from Las Vegas and doing the video at 8am in the morning, with maybe 20 minutes of sleep. Of course I talked about our PubCon coverage, about 40 sessions covered live. Google shut down the Google Caffeine Sandbox and is pushing it out to a single data center soon. Google enhanced the keyword report in Webmaster Tools. MSNBot
- First Google Image Result for Michelle Obama Pure Racist
If you conduct a search in Google Images for [Michelle Obama] you will see a racist image in the number one result. The image is hosted on buzzoverm.blogspot.com and here is a copy of the search result: Someone reported this at a Google Web Search Help thread, but no Googler has responded as of yet. I assume after Google sees this post, it will be removed soon. Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.
- Google Storage Upgrade Does Not Upgrade
Like many, when Google announced you can now buy more storage for less, I decide to buy more storage. So I went through the purchase storage process, paid the bill, got the order receipt and waited. 3 days later, I am still waiting to receive that upgrade. I ordered an additional 20GB of storage, here is my email receipt: But when I log in to check my storage available, it still shows the old amount.
- Google's Safe Browsing Site: sb.google.com
A Google Webmaster Help thread had one webmaster who received an email from Google warning of a phishing attempt on this person's site. The webmaster asked if it was real. The email said he/she should "submit a safebrowsing report at http://sb.google.com/safebrowsing/report_error/." JohnMu from Google replied that if you want to make sure the email is real, that you should login to the Google Webmaster Tools and see if there is a message there about it.
- Are "Web Site Designed By" Links Bad?
A Google Webmaster Help thread asks a common question in link building. The question is, are "web site designed by X," where "X" is a link to your company, against Google's guidelines? Both a "level 4" and "top contributor" replied to the thread. One said: I would think this is a matter of personal preference, and it is quite common in the industry. The other said: As far as we know - there is no
- PubCon 2009 Vegas Coverage Recap
We covered just under 40 sessions at the 2009 PubCon. That makes it the sixth PubCon Vegas we covered, we got 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004. This year, our volunteers include Avi Wilensky & Sheara Goldenthal from Promediacorp, Brian Ussery aka Beussery, Marty Weintraub from aimClear and Carolyn Shelby aka Cshel. Thank you guys! Here are links to all our coverage: Day One Coverage: SEO for Multimedia and Rich Media Hot Topics
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 11 Effective, Efficient Ways To Use Limited Time To Build Links, Sphinn
- AdSense scheduled maintenance this Saturday, Nov 14, 10am-2pm PST (6pm-10pm GMT), Google AdSense Help
- Help to find out the penalization reason, Google Webmaster Help
- Using Network Features On Sphinn, Sphinn