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 Mobile Image Search Encouraging Theft?
Photographer Tristan Savatier, aka loupiote, posted a thread at the Google Webmaster Help thread saying Google's new mobile image search makes it way to easy for people to steal your images. He said it is confusing for normal people to not end up stealing your images. Try it out and you will see.
- Google Keyword Tool Counts Sometimes Wrong?
Many advertisers have been complaining about the accuracy of the Google Keyword Tool. We have complaints specific to the counts showing different results based on being logged in or out...
- Google's Safe Search Feature Gets Unlocked
In November 2009, Google began allowing you to set your browser to a permanent (cookie specific) SafeSearch lock for your images search results. So if you never want adult related images to show up in Google Images...
- Cyclic Redirects Causing SEO Issues
There is an interesting Google Webmaster Help thread of an example of what is called a cyclic redirect. Basically...
- Overstock.com's Great Rankings Got Them Penalized In Google
Another one bites the dust! Google Penalizes Overstock for Search Tactics from the Wall Street Journal reports on Google's latest victim. Overstock.com is now penalized by Google for
- Ask.com's NASCAR Car In The Palm Of Your Hands
Here is a picture of the Ask.com NASCAR model car. Ask.com has been a sponsor of NASCAR for the past few years.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- DOTW: Is it Possible for Us to Educate the Media About SEO?, Sphinn
- Images SEO - subdomain or different domain?, WebmasterWorld
- Videos Longer than 50 minutes Won't Encode to 720p, YouTube Help
- Why do you contact me to link to your site, WebmasterWorld
- Why Pay For Adwords When I Can Buy Coupons At 10% Of The Price?, HighRankings Forums
- Doodle Republic Day Estonia, Google Blogoscoped Forum