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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: January 14, 2011
I am back in New York and this week's video recap should be clearer. SEOs have been begging for a Toolbar PageRank update and some got it. Google AdWords changed their display URL policy...
- Remove Your Site In Google? Reinclude Takes Very Little Time
A Google Webmaster Help thread has a Googler claiming that if you use the remove content feature in Google Webmaster Tools...
- Google Shocks Some Publishers Saying They Can't Use AdSense With Auto Generated Content
Recently, Google wrote one of those fact vs fiction posts, this time on the topic of "sites with auto-generated or otherwise unoriginal content." In short...
- Google Engage For Agencies
Google announced a new program designed to help webmasters, web-designers, digital agencys, freelancers, SEOs, IT consultants and so on to use Google AdWords. The program is named Google Engage for Agencies. It is available currently only in the US or UK...
- Overstock.com Organic Search Rankings on the Rise
Search Engine Optimization is a marathon, not a sprint, when properly strategized and implemented. The most effective SEO case studies look at periods greater than one year...
- Google India Makar Sankranti Doodle
Google India on January 14, 2011 had a special logo for Makar Sankranti. It marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Curation is the New Search is the New Curation, Sphinn
- Does Google Places contain a 'randomiser' element in its algo?, WebmasterWorld
- DOTW: Your 'Desert Island' SEO/PPC Tool?, Sphinn
- Editorial SEO Tactics for the Newsroom, Sphinn
- For Large-Scale SEO, Why Compromise Can Often Mean Failure, Sphinn
- U.S. Search Share December 2010 With Bing Up 5pct, WebmasterWorld
- Doodle Makar Sankranti, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Why is Google presenting my Japanese sites description for my Irish site?, Google Webmaster Help