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:
- 2012 Poll: Did Your Site Recover From The Google Panda Update?
It is just under a year since Google pushed out the Panda update on February 24th. Since then, we ran a poll back in June asking if anyone recovered. 85% said they did not recover from the Panda update. Since it is now just about a year later, I wanted to rerun the poll...
- Google New Drop Down Getting Old Again?
In November, Google began testing and rolling out their new drop down menu to Google users. Since then, it has been a very very slow roll out...
- February 17: Latest Google Search Quality Updates
As I said yesterday in our Panda pipelines post, Google announced 17 search quality changes they made in the month of January. Here is the full list that they announced:
- Google: SEO Isn't Good For Users Or The Internet
Jonathan Rockway, a Googler who is active on Hacker News slipped up on a comment he posted on Hacker News. Aaron Wall spotted it and wrote about it. Let me quote the comment, then the "clarification" from Jon: Instead of being able to SEO the entire Internet, businesses can now only affect the search results for a tiny percentage of users. That's a good thing because SEO can't scale, and SEO isn't good for users or the Internet at large.
- Google Logo For 200th Birthday Of Charles Dickens
Today, 200 years ago, Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England. To celebrate his life, Google has a special worldwide logo picturing some of his famous stories. When you click on the logo, you are not taken to Google web search...
- Google Gym Geek Fix It Sign
Joseph Smarr posted a picture of a sign posted in the Google gym, G-Fit, where a machine was broken and needed fixing. The sign read, "Aw Snap" with the typical Chrome broken system. Even the gym..,
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