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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: March 11, 2011
This week, I do a red eye version of the search recap. I first discuss Google's advice on if you were hit by the Google Farmer/Panda Update. 40% of SEOs said they were hit by this update. So we gave more advice the update and how to get ranking again.
- 40% Of SEOs Say Farmer/Panda Hurt Their Sites In Google
On February 24th, the Google Farmer Update touched down and it changed 12% of Google's search results. Sounds big, doesn't it? But how many of the readers here, a good sampling of SEOs, did it impact overall? I ran a poll about five days after Farmer/Panda was rolled out asking how did this update impact you.
- Road Closed? Let Google Maps Know
You are headed to an important business meeting or to meet your girlfriend's parents for the first time and you print out directions using Google Maps...
- Recapping SMX West 2011
SMX West 2011 is now over and it was a great conference. Personally, I don't always walk away from conference learning something. It is not because the conferences aren't educational, they are - but when you cover search every single day...
- Google Brings Back Blocking Web Sites & Results
Google announced you can now, once again, block sites from showing up in your Google search results. This is an expansion of the Chrome personal blocklist extension, which is rolling out to all Google users. I should say...
- Bing Armbands
Check out these retro Bing branded arm / sweat bands. Every searcher needs these to compliment them on their searching. As you know, searching can be very stressful.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google do not honor the national holiday of Bulgaria, Google Web Search Help
- GoogleDocs ignoring my robots.txt; GoogleDocs DDOS'ing a site we host, Google Webmaster Help
- The Incredible, Remarkable, and Undeniable Power of Speed for SEO, Sphinn
- Why didn't Chuck Norris get a Doodle for his Birthday? ;), Google Web Search Help