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:
- Sometimes Google Does Know Best: Use It To Your Advantage
Last week, I wrote about The Google Screw and how Google's "intention engine," as Tedster calls it at WebmasterWorld, can seriously hurt a business and the integrity of a solid search query. But Google is not stupid, they know what they are doing and they feel, for the most part, these types of changes will improve the overall search experience. Tedster at WebmasterWorld has been one of the more vocal against Google telling you what
- iGoogle Porn: Still An Issue?
Back in May 2009, we first reported of issues with pornography on iGoogle. Ever since then, there have been issues that popped up here and there. That is the overall issue with having user generated content (i.e. user generated gadgets). The latest batch is in the form of "live cams" and the issue was submitted to Google Web Search Help forums recently, in an older thread. This batch comes up for a search on to
- Mass Title Tag Changes: Google Slow Updating?
A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion over how Google handles the mass changing of title tags. In this particular case, a webmaster copied the structure, not the design, of a site to a new site. When they copied it over, they forgot to change the title tags, although the content, design and images are all unique from the previous site. Soon after, they changed the title tags to make them all unique to the content on
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Bulk Backlink Checker, Sphinn
- Google Investigating Inside Help Over Hack, WebmasterWorld
- How To Handle External Links Causing 404s, HighRankings Forums
- Appears harder to get a page indexed in Bing than in Google, WebmasterWorld