Daily Search Forum Recap: October 25, 2010

Oct 25, 2010 - 4:00 pm 1 by

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:

  • Was The Google German Testing Blog Hacked?
    In 2008, Google launched the Google German Testing blog at googletesting-de.blogspot.com. If you visit the German Testing Blog today, you will see it has a totally irrelevant and off topic, hack-like look. Here is a picture: Google announced it's launch on February 02, 2008 at the Google English Testing Blog, saying: For those German-speaking folks among our readers of this English Google Testing Blog we have exciting news: We have just launched the German Testing
  • Google Says "Don't Be Afraid" Of Duplicate Content
    One session we did not cover in our SES Chicago coverage was the duplicate content session and now I am regretting it. Susan Moskwa from Google presented and offered some advice and tips on the issue, from a Google's perspective. Of course, she said the same thing Google always says about the topic. There is no real penalty for having duplicate content, it is a filter, not a penalty. Okay, okay, so what is new?
  • Want a Tour of Google? Are You From The Marines?
    Many people in this world would do a lot to get a personalized tour of Google. Especially those reading this site and those who use Google's products each day. Like it or not, Google is still perceived by the general population as a cool company that is not evil. And because of that, many people want to visit Google but Google doesn't open their doors to everyone (at least I don't think they do). So
  • When Google Rewrites Your Title Tags
    A Google Webmaster Help thread has JohnMu from Google explaining when Google may rewrite your title tags in the search results. Typically, the title attribute used in your source code of your page is what Google would display in search results. But sometimes Google will change it and show something different. John explained when Google may use the liberty to change the snippet's title from your title tag to something else. He offered three cases,
  • Google's Realtime Counter & Shared By In Web Search Results
    Danny and I reported at Search Engine Land on the Google Web Search Tests Getting More Social. Last week, Google began adding a realtime counter and "shared by" links in the web search results, on certain news one box results. The Google Blog acknowledged it over the weekend. They said: Since Realtime Search launched in December of last year, we’ve steadily updated the feature making it more comprehensive and easier to use. This week we
  • Google Fixes Blogspot Indexing Issue: New Content Being Indexed
    On Friday we reported on early reports of Google stopping indexing Blogger (aka blogspot.com) content. Any new content published on many blogspot URLs were not being indexed by Google. Google's JohnMu commented this morning saying that this is now resolved. I checked the thread and as of yesterday it appears the bloggers are now telling us their new posts are being indexed again by Google. John said: This issue should be resolved now. It may

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