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:
- St. Patrick's Day Logos from Google, Yahoo, Bing & Others
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! We typically post a collection of the various logos from the search industry, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and others for the special day. To see the past years logo see our 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 archives. Now, for the 2010 logos for St. Patrick's Day: Google: Yahoo: Bing: Ask.com: Orkut: PPC Hero: Search Engine Roundtable: This year, DogPile and AOL do not seem to have special
- Why Did You Get into the SEO Field?
A HighRankings Forums thread asks a fun question, why did you get into the SEO field? I decided to tweet the question via @rustybrick and I received some quick responses. The purpose of the tweet was to try to create a generic poll, which I could use to post here and get a larger set of responses. Here is the poll, I hope I am not missing any answers. Why Did You Get Into SEO?poll
- SEOs Continue To Dissect Eric Enge's Interview of Google's Matt Cutts
As most SEOs know, Eric Enge interviewed Matt Cutts, of Google. Eric is probably one of the best technical interviewers I know, so whenever he posts an interview, I try to read them carefully. When he posted an interview of Matt Cutts, I, as well as other SEOs, really read it carefully. The biggest tidbit that came out of the interview was that 301 redirects lose some PageRank when used. We discussed just that the
- More Google Caffeine Speculation : Is It Almost Live?
Let me start off by saying this is speculation, Google has not (I repeat, NOT) confirmed this. A WebmasterWorld thread has renewed reports that Caffeine, Google's new index, is going live really soon. Since yesterday, dozens of webmasters in the thread have been swearing that they see the new Caffeine results in Google.com. Yes, it is possible that they are hitting the single data center that has the Caffeine index but some are saying they
- Google Opens 3rd Party Ad Networks To All AdSense Publishers
Last night, Google announced they are opening up the "Google-certified ad networks" to all AdSense publishers. The Google-certified ad networks are 3rd party advertising networks that are thrown into the bidding war with your AdSense powered ads. Google initially tested this back in September 2009 and in October publishers began thinking that it lowered their revenue with Google. So some publishers decided to block these ads. Google then came out and told publishers not to
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Twitter Developing At Anywhere, WebmasterWorld
- 71 Chrome Extensions for Blogging & SEO, Sphinn
- Report: U.S. Online Crime Almost Doubled In 2009, WebmasterWorld
- Tip and Video for the week: Of special characters and bid simulators!, Google AdWords Help
- We don't sell cheap or discounted items, WebmasterWorld