Daily Search Forum Recap: November 30, 2009

Nov 30, 2009 • 4:00 pm | comments (0) by | Filed Under Search Forum Recap

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 Caffeine Index Now on a Google Data Center:
    Friday, I reported that there was a possible Google update taking place. Truth be told, it was actually webmasters hitting on the data center which showed the Google Caffeine results. Matt Cutts of Google confirmed that Caffeine was going live on, at least for 50% of the users hitting that data center. He also said that I was totally off in reporting that Google is doing a major update - they are not. What
  • Google Patent on Anchor Based Google Sitelinks
    If you are a patent junky, then you may like this relatively new one. A patent application submitted November 19th by Google named artificial anchor for a document may shed some light on the jump down Google snippets or anchor based Google Sitelinks we have seen creep into the Google search results in August and September. As always, Bill Slawski converts the patent into English for all of us to read. But here is the
  • Adult Escort Business Owner Looking for Fair Shot in Google?
    We have reported a few times how Google Maps is being abused by seductive images and local results. What I found incredibly interesting was a thread at Google Maps Help where a Googler called out one person for spamming Google Maps and then reporting it. Joel from Google asked: V London & Jack London - you are both with the same domain: vlondonescorts.co.uk which is a source of this spam. What are you trying to
  • Public Transit Google Search Leads Teacher to Porn in Class
    I might be exaggerating just a bit in the title of this post, but it appears that a teacher was searching for public transit information in class and was shown pornographic web sites instead. A Google Web Search Help thread says he/she searched for [is the tube free] in Google, while in class, and was shown a listing of pornographic sites. The searcher said: I don't even see the relevance of porn when asking a
  • Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: November 27, 2009
    There seems to be a major Google update going on, some suspect it is Caffeine related while others do not. Google said comment spam can hurt you bad. Rich snippets are now showing in other Google properties, such as Google UK and Canada. Don't waste your time with a banned domain. Bing and News Corp try to team up to bait Google on indexing their content. Is Bing now handling 301 redirects properly? If you

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