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:
- SEO Is Deeper Than What You Read
There is an outstanding thread by Tedster, Ted Ulle, at WebmasterWorld. The topic is on too many newbie SEOs taking the SEO advice given on forums, blogs, news sites and here at face value. He is concerned that a new SEO will read something and not understand the true meaning of what is really being said. Let me quote a piece of his concern: Recent years have seen a flood of interest in SEO. Unfortunately,
- Google Adds Blog Filter To Help Find Blogs On Subjects
Google announced they added a new filter that helps you find "specialized blogs" on any topic you can imagine. Here is how it works. Go to Google, search for a topic, then click on the "blogs" filter on the left side (note: it might be hidden under a "more" link). Then when the page filters to blogs, click again on the left side, this time where it says "homepages." That filter will show the most
- Google Cost A Business $4 Million or Was It a Link Curator?
Inc.com posted a really great article with a very catchy title. The title is a bit misleading, it reads How Google Cost Me $4 Million. In short, it goes through a story of how a site was doing great on Google, until Google penalized them and they rankings tanked, costing them a fortune of money. The article ends very well: We didn't see the kind of ratings we had before the penalty until Google's Caffeine
- Google Merchant Center Scheduled Uploads Not Working
Figured I'd cover a third Google bug this morning. Yea, three, first was a Google Social Search bug, then a Google Places bug and now a bug with Google Merchant Center. Ronald from the Google Merchant Center team posted a thread at the Google Merchant Help forum saying that scheduled uploads currently do not work, instead upload your files manually. Of course, to many merchant, manual uploads is simply not an option. So hopefully this
- Adding Businesses To Google Maps / Places Fails In Internet Explorer
A new bug with Google Places seems to be preventing some Internet Explorer users from adding a new business to Google Places / Maps. This was first reported a few days ago at the Google Places Help forum and Google acknowledged the bug yesterday, saying they fixed it. The issue is, they fixed one bug, which now leads to another bug. I personally tried this myself using Internet Explorer 8 and it failed. Go to
- Google Social Search Mixing Up Twitter Usernames & Twitter IDs?
Google Social Search launched about 11 months ago and it has been popping into the normal search results for those who are socially active online. Recently, I spotted a bug with how Google Social Search works. A Google Web Search Help thread reports that Google is mixing up the Twitter usernames with the Twitter user IDs. What is the difference between a username and user ID on Twitter? For example, my username on Twitter is
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