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:
- Na Pohybel Janas: A Google Search Hack?
Starting some time in January, we began to see reports in the Google Web Search Help forums about people seeing weird search history show up in their web history on Google. The keywords that were showing up were for the search term [Na Pohybel Janas]. Many users started complaining that they were seeing this query in their search history.
- Google: Exploring User Feedback As Ranking Signal Via Chrome Extension
Google announced a new Chrome extension named Personal Blocklist that enables Chrome users to block search results they do not want to see come up in the future. The neat part is not the blocking of the search results, that isn't really anything new...
- Google Removing News Sites But Can't Say Why
A Google News Help thread has an announcement from the Google News team by Harvey P. of Google. He said that Google does publisher reviews periodically and removes publishers they feel are not within the guidelines of their news criteria...
- Hitwise: Bing More Successful Than Google In Returning Quality Results
Last week, Hitwise released a report on search share, saying for one, Bing rose 6% in share, while Google fell 2% (Google still has 68% share). But the report also shared that Bing is a more successful search engine...
- Matt Cutts: Chase What Google Is Chasing After
In the J.C. Penney story we covered yesterday via the NY Times, Matt Cutts of Google had some nice quotes. A WebmasterWorld thread pulled out some...
- Ernest Shackleton Google UK Logo
Google UK has a special logo for Ernest Shackleton, a popular explorer during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration period. He was born on 15 February 1874 and died on 5 January 1922.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Accidental Canonical Tags Error - many pages dropped, WebmasterWorld
- Can too many links from Facebook Fan Page cause Google penalty?, WebmasterWorld
- Doodle Ernest Shackleton, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- IE9 RC1 not loading Webmaster Tools CSS due to mime type mismatch, Google Webmaster Help
- JC Penney has a bigger problem than paid links, Sphinn
- The Data and Details Behind “The Dirty Little Secrets of Search”, Sphinn
- What Will Happen, If I Search My Adwords My Self Very Often, HighRankings Forums