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:
- Suggestion: Instant Previews In Google Webmaster Tools
I complain about Google, Bing and other companies a lot here. But it has been a while since I offered some suggestions. This morning I tweeted that I would expect to see a new feature in Google Webmaster Tools to manage the new Page Previews in the Google results. I base these suggestions off of seeing a lot of questions, concerns and complaints in the forums. Suggestions for Instant Previews in Google Webmaster Tools: (1)
- Google Search URL: untrusted_dlcp
Have you ever seen the referral URL in Google's search results contain "untrusted_dlcp" in it? A WebmasterWorld thread has one member asking about it. He said he spotted it when searching for the Google SEO Guide, which is a PDF. The URL looks like this: static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/www.google.com/en//webmasters/docs/search-engine-optimization-starter-guide.pdf I bolded the untrusted_dlcp part. DLCP can have several definitions according to the Free Dictionary. They include: Diversity Leadership Certificate ProgramData Link Change ProposalDisneyland College ProgramDemountable Load Carrying PlatformDistributed
- Robert Louis Stevenson Google Logo
Tomorrow, November 13th, is 160th birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Louis Stevenson is well known for writing Treasure Island, an adventure novel. The Google logo, which is now available on Google Australia depicts that well. Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and died at the age of 44 on December 3, 1894 in Vailima, Samoa. His most notable works include Treasure Island, A Child's Garden of Verses, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr.
- My Search Rep Friends Keep Losing Their Jobs
There are few things that really upset me at the level of hearing about friends with health issues. People losing their jobs really bothers me. Being a boss that is in the position of having to let employees go is not fun. Thankfully I have never had to do it for financial reasons. But it doesn't make it any easier. Hearing of family, friends or colleagues losing their jobs really affects me. Maybe that is
- Google Maps Goes At It Alone In More Countries
Like they did in the US and some other countries, Google Maps is moving away from relying on third party data providers for their map data. Google wants control over the data to make changes as they see fit. Google announced they have now done so in 10 countries. Those new countries include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and Switzerland. Brian B. a Google Maps representative announced it also
- Business.com Closing: Directory Links A Thing Of Past?
There are few high quality directories out there, one of them being Business.com. Well, there will be one less soon. The owners of Business.com announced they are closing it down. Dex One Corporation today announced it is realigning its interactive operations and will fully integrate Business.com into Dex One. As a result, the company plans to phase out the standalone, national business-to-business sales and marketing operation and focus exclusively on the Dex One business. Of
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 18 Things A New Site Should Do To Measure Success, Sphinn
- Microsites VS One Large Website: An SEO Argument For Each, Sphinn
- Slightly Updated Gmail Logo, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- The 10 Business Implications of Google Instant Previews, Sphinn
- Ex-date of dividend on Google Finance, Google Web Search Help
- Matt Cutts' Super Session At Pubcon, Cre8asite Forums
- PubCon Las Vegas 2010 Big Recap, Sphinn
- Why doesn't Google Canada acknowledge Remembrance Day?, Google Web Search Help