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 :: February 3, 2011
This week was an interesting week in the search space, we had Google telling on Bing for cheating and a girlfriend spamming her boyfriend on Google - too much fun. Google's scraper algorithm is live...
- Google: IP Addresses In Webmaster Tools Reports? "Don't Worry" About It
A Google Webmaster Help thread has a couple webmasters concerned that Google is reporting specific IP addresses in the Webmaster Tools reports, as opposed to the domain associated with the IP address. This is actually not too uncommon...
- Payback: Upset Ex-Girlfriend Spams Boyfriend In Google Images
Upset boyfriends and girlfriends are nothing new. There are plenty of stories of girlfriends getting back at their ex-boyfriends for mistreatment and visa versa. But in the age where Google ranks supreme, you do not want to mess with a girl who knows how to manipulate Google. One guy learned this the hard way. The disturbed ex-girlfriend spammed Google Images with images of this poor boy.
- Want Links? Build Or Buy Sites That Can Link To You
A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion around how some sites that rank well in Google but only have links from sites they actually own. The disturbed SEO said: Last week...
- Tell Google Why You Are Using The Old AdSense Interface
Google's AdSenseAdvisor asked in a WebmasterWorld thread all of those who have not yet switched to the new AdSense interface, why they have not done so yet. The new AdSense interface was first introduced to some publishers back in November 2009...
- Google's Almeida Garrett Birthday Logo
Google Portugal has a special logo for the 212th birthday anniversary of Almeida Garrett. Joo Baptista da Silva Leito de Almeida Garrett, 1st and Only Viscount of Almeida Garrett February 4, 1799 .
- Google Israel Family Day Logo
Google Israel has a special Google logo for family day, יום המשפחה. The logo has a drawing of a family and flower pot.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Answers.com Acquired for $127 Million in Cash, WebmasterWorld
- Building Your Own Scraper for Link Analysis, Sphinn
- Content Scraping: Prevention, Repercussions, and…Benefits?, Sphinn
- I Worked on the AOL Content Farm & It Changed My Life, Sphinn
- Internal Linking: The Benefits Of Great Information Architecture For SEO, Sphinn
- The Art of Big Corporate SEO, Sphinn
- Doodle Almeida Garrett, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Family Day, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Google Analytics XSS vulnerability reported, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Upcoming Sandbox DB Refresh: Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 1, AdWords API Forum