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 Maps Bike Views & Some Neat Street Views
Google announced they have added new Street View imagery to Google Maps via Trike view. Trike view is a modified bicycle outfitted with Street View equipment. They can visit locations some cars cannot see. Here is a sample picture taken with a Trike view...
- Poll: Were You Impacted By The Google Farmer Update?
Thursday afternoon, the Google Farmer Update touched down and impacted a nice number of sites out there. In fact...
- Google Suspending More AdWords Accounts?
In late 2009, Google decided to tighten up their rules on who they allow to use Google AdWords and increased the rate of suspending AdWords accounts. In reality, those suspensions began earlier in September and November 2009 after announcing the crack down on advertisers...
- Google Bans A Top Forum Contributor Potentially Sparking A Google Revolution
I have seen Google ban many profiles from the Google forums, but I have never seen Google ban a profile of someone they specifically labelled a top contributor/bionic poster. But that is what happened sometime around February 4th...
- St David's Day Google UK Doodle
Google has a special logo in the UK for St David's Day. It is celebrated on March 1st because that is the date of the death of Saint David on that day in 589.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Questionable SEO (aka WebSpam) in practice at Facebook, Sphinn
- rel="canonical" much more than a "strong hint", WebmasterWorld
- Classified Advertising On Your Website, Cre8asite Forums
- Doodle Ibn Battuta, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Martisor, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Rel canonical, ajax/#! urls, and cloaking, Google Webmaster Help
- Will randomly generated links confuse rankings?, WebmasterWorld