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:
- Report: Google Dropping Windows OS Due To Security Issues
Let me start of by saying that although this post is not SEO related, I couldn't resist. I am a big Mac guy and pretty anti-Windows - I have been this way since I was under ten. So I can't pass this up. The Financial Times reports Google is no longer allowing the Windows operating system on their computers. No desktops will have them and only laptops with special permission will have Windows installed on
- Google Increased The Title Tag Limit To 70 Characters?
A WebmasterWorld thread says that Google has increased the title tag limit from 66 characters to 70 characters. By that I mean, some are reporting Google is showing the blue clickable link with a maximum character limit of up to 70 characters, which is up from 66. Some are even saying that the title tag is wrapping to the second line. Personally, I do not see that but I am seeing some titles that are
- Did Google Beef Up Their Interest Based Ads?
Yesterday I was searching for [ipad cases] and then have been noticing AdSense ads with ads for iPad Cases, even though the ads were not relevant to content on that page. I then spotted a thread on WebmasterWorld from the AdSense moderator, martinibuster who said the same thing but dug deeper. First let me show you what I mean and then I'll share martinibuster's comments. I was searching for [ipad cases] and clicked on a
- Is Google News Getting Spammy?
Over the past month or so, I have seen an increase in the number of complaint posts in the Google News Help Forum. Now, these complaints are mostly complaints about spam sites or irrelevant sites coming up in people's news alerts on Google News. The thing is, there have always been complaints. Just it seems the complaints have increased. The increase can be due to a number of reasons, including but not limited to: More
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Apple Sells Two Million iPads In Under 60 Days, WebmasterWorld
- Evil Conversion: When Optimization Goes Too Far, Sphinn
- How To Get Out Of Googles Bad Side? Need Help Plz, HighRankings Forums
- Load Speed - Affecting Seo?, HighRankings Forums
- To HTML 5 or not to HTML 5, that is the question, WebmasterWorld