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 Emailing Webmasters For Bad Links, Cloaking & More
Matt Cutts of Google said in his PubCon Keynote a month or so ago that Google would be stepping up their notifications of spam issues and they indeed have...
- Link Builders Building Link Wish List
Well known link builder, martinibuster, started a thread at WebmasterWorld to cultivate a wish list of link building changes for 2011. He asked two questions: (1) What would you like to see in link building for 2011? (2) What would you like to see go away in link building for 2011?
- Google: Remove The Robots.txt File Completely
Believe it or not, I am not a huge fan of placing robots.txt files on sites unless you want to specifically block content and sections from Google or other search engines. It just always felt redundant to tell a search engine they can crawl your site when they will do so unless you tell them not to.
- Google Certification Tests Not Showing For Some Advertisers
There is a bug with some of the Google Certification Program Exams where they are not showing in the advertisers accounts. A Google AdWords Help thread has Google confirming the bug...
- Holland Tunnel Now Back In Google Maps
A few weeks ago we reported Google Maps lost the Holland Tunnel. In short, Google did not let commuters take the Holland Tunnel to travel from New York to New Jersey or New Jersey to New York. Well the bug was fixed and now the Holland Tunnel is open for business...
- Khalil Gibran Google Oman Doodle
A special logo for Khalil Gibran on Google Oman January 5, 2011. He was a Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer.
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