Daily Search Forum Recap: January 11, 2011

Jan 11, 2011 - 4:00 pm 0 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:

  • When Google Titles Don't Match Page Title
    Page titles are often cited as one of the most important elements to pay attention to for Search Engine Optimization...
  • 30 Minute Google News Outage Last Night
    Google News had a confirmed outage yesterday at 4:25pm EST through about 4:55pm EST. The outage was confirmed by a Google representative in the Google News Help forum. Harvey P. from Google said: As you may have noticed...
  • Google Goggles Impresses Sudoku Players
    The Google Mobile Blog announced that a new version of Google Goggles is out for Android and iPhone that has a bunch of enhancements, but more importantly can solve a Sodoku game for you faster than the best Sodoku player in the world...
  • Don't Force Google's Hand, Especially If Your Sketchy
    I was pointed to a Google Webmaster Help thread by a reader (forgot who, sorry, I am on vacation) where Google's Matt Cutts and JohnMu were forced to out a sketchy SEO company. It all starts with an individual asking if a company named BetterPlacement is a legit company.
  • Pirelli Tires? Nope, Pirelli Porn In Google
    Reported via the Google Web Search Help forum, a user was looking for Pirelli tires and noticed that even though his image search settings was set to the strictest form of SafeSearch, tons of pornographic images were showing up...
  • Google Testing Another Top Bar Navigation Look
    In October, I reported a very similar look at Search Engine Land where Google was testing a colored top bar navigation look. Now some more users are seeing a flavor of it...
  • Laba Rice Porridge Festival Google Doodle
    Google Hong Kong has a special doodle for the Laba Rice Porridge Festival. The majority Han Chinese have long followed the tradition of eating Laba rice porridge on the eighth day of the twelfth luna

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