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's Link Reports Recently More Robust?
A WebmasterWorld thread reports that some SEOs and webmasters are saying that the Google Webmaster Tools report for links to your site has improved drastically over the past week or so. The first mention of this was at the WebmasterWorld thread on Friday night. The webmaster said: I don't know how recent the change is but I'm seeing much better reporting depth for incoming links from Google WMT tools today. Yahoo site explorer still reports
- Google Webmaster Tools Accounts Access Unverified Over Weekend
There are a bunch of reports in the Google Webmaster Help forum where people are saying they are receiving emails that their Google accounts are "no longer verified by Google" to access their Webmaster Tools login. The message reads: [email address here] is no longer verified by Google. Please verify the address or select a different email address. JohnMu from Google promised to look into the issue, he said: Thanks for posting! I've passed this
- Weird Google Image Menu Hover for Some
Since the new Google design was released, some people using certain browsers see a weird Google menu. The menu seems to overlay on top of the Google logo and part of the search box and search results. I have seen this on some browser emulators but figured it only impacted a few people. There are some threads at Google Web Search Help forums with people complaining about the issue. Here is a screen capture: Those
- AdSense Optimisation Best Practices Webinar on Wednesday
Google AdSense publishers, there is a new free webinar coming this Wednesday named "AdSense Optimisation Best Practices." It is taking place Wednesday, May 12th at 5pm (GMT), which is 1pm (EST) or 9:00am (PDT). The topics that will be covered include: Optimizing your AdSense for Content implementation: placements, formats, coverage, color palettesTracking the performance of your optimizations via ChannelsHow to attract placement targetingMaking the most of AdSense for Search Google is even asking you to
- Want The Old Google Design? Here Is How.
Last week, Google unveiled their new design and truth be told, most bloggers and journalists liked the new interface. But that does not mean most people like it, in fact, many normal Google lovers hate it. The sad part is that no matter how much you hate it, Google said they won't give you the ability to get the old look. At least, not officially. Currently, if you want the old look, you can access
- Google Maps Reviews Go Missing Again
A Google Maps Help thread has several business owners complaining that their reviews listed on their Google Maps listing have mysteriously disappeared. Some reported all of their reviews are missing, whereas others reported only a portion of their reviews are missing. Googler, Brianna said: I'm looking into this. I'll follow up once I have more information. Google Maps & Local guru, Mike Blumenthal, gave a bit more insight from outside of the official Google cloud.
- Mother's Day Logos 2010: Google, Yahoo, Bing & Others
Happy Mother's Day Moms! Today is Mother's Day in the U.S. and we have logos from Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask.com and others. For the past Mother's Day logos see our 2009, 2008 and 2007 and 2004 collections, yes, I am missing 2005 and 2006. Here are this year's logos: Google also had this logo in other locations: Yahoo (animated): Yahoo (static): Bing: Ask.com: Baidu: Orkut: Sogou: Cre8asite: Search Engine Roundtable: Also, Google today on some
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: May 7, 2010
This week I cover the new Google interface, nicknamed Jazz, is now live for all to see. SEOs and webmeisters are reporting a new Google update named MAYDAY. Google also is updating the image search index. Google added average position and stars to the search query report in Webmaster Tools. Google dropped the search suggestions for some religions. Google is pushing brands in search queries. Is more white hat seo techniques being considered black hat?
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Bing Market Share Dips in April, WebmasterWorld
- SEO Magic Bullet: 2010 Edition, Sphinn
- 5 Advanced SEO Tools Worth Paying For, Sphinn
- Spam words in a query string - do these backlinks hurt rankings?, WebmasterWorld
- Do You Get Juice For Every Single Word In A Text Link?, HighRankings Forums
- Mothers day in Sweden is not the same as in the US. It's the last Sunday in May, not today, Google Web Search Help
- Remove Virtual Keyboard Google search, Google Web Search Help
- v13 ReportService returns code 0 on some requests, AdWords API Forum