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 Changes Coming Tomorrow: AJAX Results, 30 Results Per Page, Streaming Results & More?
We know Google is having a big search event tomorrow and we suspect that is why Google is showing the Google Balls logo today. Google told me "today's doodle is not related to a birthday but is fast, fun and interactive, just the way we think search should be." So what will Google be announcing tomorrow? Well, based on that comment and what I have been seeing some people report, let me venture some guesses.
- September 2010 Google Webmaster Report
This is our ongoing monthly summary of the changes that took place at Google from a webmaster/SEO perspective. You can read the August 2010 report from last month. The comments from SEOs and Webmasters in the WebmasterWorld include: Fresh pages of content getting a ranking boost,Sites impacted by MayDay seeing a little reversalGoogle liking academic results moreSite operator failing for past 24 hoursand much more. Here are the most important Google related topics we covered
- Today Is Not Google's Birthday, September 27th Is Google 12th Birthday
There are many rumors about today's Google Balls logo, but we know it is not birthday related. Google in the past have celebrated their birthday on September 7th but not anymore. Danny has good history on Google's Birthday over here. Google celebrated their 11th birthday on the 27th, the 10th also, 9th, 8th but the 7th and 6th birthday logos were on the 7th. This year, you can expect the 12th birthday logo to be
- eBay Not Spending $26 Million Monthly With Google AdWords
A very revealing leaked Google document was published, in part, at adAge yesterday. The report uncovers Google AdWords customer spending for the first half of 2010. Google seemed to collect or bill $574 million in the first half of 2010. The document reveals Google's top advertisers and distribution of ad spend for customers spending over $10,000 per month with Google. The data is very interesting, but one thing I find historically interesting is eBay's number.
- Google Balls Logo
Today if you visit Google you will see a Google logo made up of crazy balls. The logo moves around based on your mouse cursor, similar to the buckyballs doodle from a few days ago. But this one is really all over the place. Here is a video I made of the logo: Here is a static picture of the balls forming the Google logo: I personally find this logo very nice. I asked Google
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Doodle Independence Day Brazil, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Justice Department Probes Google's ITA Software Deal, WebmasterWorld
- Sexism, Google Web Search Help