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 Buzz...
So Google launched Google Buzz yesterday at buzz.google.com. It is being rolled out now, I am some limited access now, but it is fun to play with. I will not write about what it does, there is exhaustive coverage about Buzz already, read it at Techmeme. I did start a buzz topic which has a number of comments already, so check that out. Also, my buzz conversations should be linked up on my Google Profile
- Google AdWords Bug: Can't Enter Billing Information
There is a new, confirmed bug in Google AdWords that will prevent some people from adding their billing information to their account. AdWordsPro Bindu, an official Google representative, posted the details in a Google AdWords Help thread. Bindu said: There is a known technical issue where some advertisers are unable to enter billing information and are redirected to the AdWords homepage. Google has documented it in the known issues section: We are currently aware of
- Now Google Is Matriarchal Biased
I just love it when people make assumptions about political, race and other forms of bias and negativity based on the Google search results. We had political bias examples, race examples, a bit of both and so many examples of either Google search results or search suggestions implying a bias on Google's part. Next up, Google is now being matriarchal biased. How so? A Google Web Search Help thread has one person who is feeling
- Obscure Google Webmaster Tools Verification Bug
A thread at Google Webmaster Help has a confirmed report of a bug with verifying certain sites in Google Webmaster Tools. The issue was reported by the webmaster of http://nhschoicespreview.nhs.uk/. The domain would not verify. Googler, Dennis G., who is the man behind verifying websites in Webmaster Tools, said: It looks like you found a bug in our code. It currently does not believe that nhs.uk is a valid domain. We'll get a fix out
- Google On Moving Servers & Hosting Companies
A new WebmasterWorld thread asks about moving from one server to the next and what to expect on the SEO front, specifically with one's Google rankings. The thread is very timely, being that Matt Cutts of Google just posted a video on the topic yesterday. Here is that video: Google also has a help document on the matter. Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Broad Match - Session Based, Search Engine Watch Forums
- How much HTML does an SEO need to know?, Sphinn
- Link building case study, WebmasterWorld
- The Ultimate Guide to Keyword Competition: Tips from 35 Search Marketing Experts, Sphinn
- Value Of Links From Pages Of Another Language, HighRankings Forums
- An Inside AdWords blog post of interest: free interactive online training for AdWords, Google AdWords Help
- Java Script, Mouse Move Tracking And SEO, HighRankings Forums
- SEO standards, accreditation, qualifications and expectations, Sphinn
- Winning The Duplicate Content Fight, HighRankings Forums