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 Dishes Out Widespread Penalties For Advertorials
On Friday, I reported three times at Search Engine Land on a widespread penalty Google dished out over advertorials. In short, Google penalized Interflora, a very popular UK flower seller...
- Google Webmaster Support Challenges From A Googler
John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst shared on of the more frustrating aspects of his job on Google+. It seems like he noticed a site was hacked and he tried several different ways to notify the webmaster or site owner of the hack and was unsuccessful...
- Google Searches During The Oscars
The Oscars was last night and Google was tracking and plotting how the Oscars impacted search behavior. Google created a portal at google.com/oscars to plot the searches as they were happening during the Oscars...
- Google Offers Push Within AdWords Via Offer Extensions
Google offers a whole slew of AdWords extensions to help richen up your ads on Google's search results. The latest version I spotted is named offer extensions, which helps promote an advertisers Google Offers promotion within the search ad space...
- Where's Mini-Matt (Cutts) Adam Lasnik Now?
Back in 2006, Google's Matt Cutts was basically the only Googler interfacing with Webmasters. That all changed when Matt hired Adam Lasnik, aka Mini-Matt (at least back then). But Adam didn't last i
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Bing Updates Image Search Layout, Autosuggest & Unveils Sitemap Plugin, DigitalPoint Forums
- Did Google Kill the Internet Star?, WebmasterWorld
- Seo Tags? What The Heck Are They?, HighRankings Forums
- bug: Google Movies is showing the wrong reviews (still or again), Google Web Search Help