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's Blocked Site Feature Missing For 13 Days
In March 2011, Google enabled a blocked sites feature, allowing users to block sites they do not want to see in the search results. That feature went away for some when Google introduced Search Plus Your World about 13 days ago...
- New iGoogle Layout Live For Some
Back in September, Google began testing a new iGoogle design and now it seems more are seeing that test. A Google Web Search Help thread has one person stating he sees the new design
- A Google Quality Rater Interviewed
Matt McGee published An Interview With A Google Search Quality Rater this past Friday, it is the most detailed write up on a quality rater I have seen to date. It goes through the various tasks, how they got the job...
- New Improved Download Options For Google Webmaster Tools
On Thursday, the folks over at WebmasterWorld noticed a visual change to the download buttons within Google Webmaster Tools. The new buttons were basically moved up higher onto the page on the links...
- Publishers Want Refund For Google AdSense Outage
This Friday, dozens of reports came from the Google AdSense Help forum that Google AdSense ads were simply not loading. The reports continued throughout the day and publishers were not making money, at all...
- Bing Bar at Sundance
Here is a picture of Gary Clark Jr. playing at the Microsoft Bing Bar at Sundance a couple days ago. He played during the Spin Happy Hour Ses. Jason Lester took the picture and posted it on Flickr.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Accounts Push Plus, Cre8asite Forums
- Google Drive may be released soon, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Someone threatened to have my site "blackballed with Google" for political reason; how can I pre-empt this?, Google Webmaster Help
- Webmaster Tools 500,000 Inter Website Links, HighRankings Forums
- E.U.'s Tough, New, Data Protection Rules Proposed, WebmasterWorld
- Google AdWords Best Practices - Why should I run mobile ads?, Google AdWords Help
- How are these 3 sites ranking so well, but are essentially duplicates?, Google Webmaster Help
- Tips and Tricks for Hangouts on Air +Felicia Day just…, John Mueller - Google+