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:
- January 2013 Google Update Brewing?
I am seeing some signs (not heavy heavy chatter but enough chatter) of a possible Google update brewing as early as this past Sunday or Monday (yesterday). Two WebmasterWorld threads have chatter about a possible update...
- Google Data Highlighter Won't Work With Duplicate Content Issues
Google's data highlighter tool is now about a month old and we are learning more about it every day...
- Canonical URL Issues Can Prevent Google Authorship Display
A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster complaining that his author icon is not showing up in the search results. To be honest...
- Weather Added To Google News But...
Google News has recently added a "weather" box to the right side bar. Here is a picture of the Google News homepage with the new weather box. Most newspapers do show the weather in a prime location, so I guess this is a nice touch. However, in this case...
- "My Best Day Ever..." Doodle 4 Google Competition Opens
Google has opened up the 2013 Doodle 4 Google competition last night. This year the theme is "my best day ever..." The Doodle should represent what you imagine your best day ever would be...
- Google Docks View
Murat Yatagan, a Google spam fighter, posted a picture of his view from the new Google Docks office. I am not sure how he has any desire to fight webspam when he has such an amazing view. We've cov
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- comScore: U.S. December 2012 Search Engine Shares: Bing Up a Little, WebmasterWorld
- Discussion: How do you build your brand on various, AdWords Community
- Geo-Targeting and hosting a site in multiple countries, WebmasterWorld
- How to make link exchange, WebmasterWorld
- Is the Huffington Post cheating Google?, Search Engine Watch Forums