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:
- Announcing SphinnCon Israel 2011 - January 9, 2011
I am so excited to announce that we are bringing SMX SphinnCon Israel back for a 3rd year to Jerusalem, Israel. This year, the event will take place on Sunday, January 9, 2011. We are hosting the event at a Inbal Hotel, a really nice hotel in Jerusalem, place I have personally stayed several times and highly recommend. Having it at the Inbal let's us fit over twice as many people. But I strongly recommend
- Google Can't Find The Original Source Of Content?
Since the MayDay update there have been a spike in complaints about site's with stolen content outranking the sites they stole the content from. This is an old issue, which Google was typically not too bad at handling. You have 5 web sites, one web site wrote the content first, then the other four snatched the content from the original source. Google was typically good at knowing who was the original source and ranking that
- Google SSL Search Not Working In Safari 5
Here is an interesting bug that I was able to replicate. Google SSL search and reportedly Google.com search yesterday, was/is not working on Apple's Safari 5 web browser. We have some complaints about it at Google Web Search Help: So I am running Safari 5 on my MacBook Pro and just recently when I type something into the Google search bar and hit enter, the Google search bar page reloads with no results. I type
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Broad Match Insanity, WebmasterWorld
- Gears API now officially "Deprecated", Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Local Citation Finder: Must-Have SEO Tool, Sphinn
- 885 Social Sites, SEO & Marketing: Fine Tuning Your Marketing Strategy, Sphinn
- Doodle independence Ecuador, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- SEO for multi-language sites. Advice?, WebmasterWorld