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:
- Yahoo Search Unstable?
A WebmasterWorld thread has limited discussion on Yahoo. In the old days, when Yahoo made changes or if there were issues, there would have been a lot more activity, which makes my job hard to figure out if this is a bigger issue than it is. So I start with that, because I do not know if this impact a small number of sites or a nice amount of sites. The thread has complaints from
- How To Move Your Company's Google Street View Image
Back in March 2010, Google announced a feature that wasn't covered too much. What happens if you have a street view image for your business listing in Google Maps that you are not happy about? For example, one user complained in the Google Maps Help forum that his street view image shows graffiti on his building. He blamed Google for showing that as his company face on Google Maps. Here is a picture: The solution
- Share Your Google Home Page Custom Design
Playing catch up to Bing, which played catch up to Ask.com, Google launched a way for you to customize the background image of Google.com. So now, if you hate iGoogle but love Google.com, you can customize the background to your liking. Danny has some more history and details at Search Engine Land. Google Blogoscoped Forums has users sharing their background images. I personally cannot share mine, because I personally do not see this feature yet
- June 2010 Google Webmaster Report
It is that time of the month again, and here is our June 2010 Google webmaster report based off a WebmasterWorld thread. As you can imagine, a lot of the talk is around the MayDay update but there is still some discussion around Google Caffeine. In addition, some webmasters are discussing new insight into how internal linking differs from the previous weights - again, speculation. Outside of that, that is what webmasters are mostly discussing.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Folder and tag renaming Google Reader, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Google Acquires Invite Media, WebmasterWorld
- Google To Release Chrome O/S 'Late Fall', WebmasterWorld
- The Google MayDay Algo Update - A View From The Other Side, Sphinn
- The reasonable surfer; makes for unreasonable thinkers, Sphinn
- Why Local SEO is Harder Than SEOs Think, Sphinn
- Can You Handle On Page Links?, Sphinn
- Changing the domain - best practices, WebmasterWorld
- Google Chrome OS to be released this Fall!, DigitalPoint Forums
- Google's Current Incarnation - how "cute little G" has changed, WebmasterWorld
- Is now time for Google to address their own problem?, Sphinn
- Why aren't my subscription's videos clearing after I watch them?, YouTube Help