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 Cutts: Next Generation Penguin Update Will Be Big
Last night, Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts announced at SMX West (which I live blogged and reported at Search Engine Land) that a "next generation" of Penguin is coming in 2013. This one should be big. I specifically asked, what will SEOs be talking about in 2013? What will be the next big Google algorithmic change that is the talk of 2013 amongst SEOs and Webmasters. Penguin 4!
- 8 Weeks Later, Google To Release Panda #25
As I reported in my live blogging last night and on Search Engine Land - Google's Matt Cutts announced a Panda refresh is coming this weekend. Either this Friday, March 15th or this Monday March 18th. It has been 7 weeks since the last Panda refresh, version 24. So when this actually pushes out, it will be closer to 8 weeks since that last update.
- Video: Fascinating Panel On Google's Search Policy
Last night at the SMX West show there was a fascinating panel on the topic of why and when Google would remove content from their search index and results...
- Google AdWords Forum Gets Member Level Rankings
Since discussion forums drive 99% of the content here, I always find it important to discuss policy and cultural changes in some of the major forums. That being said...
- Beware: Google To Squash Another Link Network Very Soon
As I reported last night during my live blogging - but things get lost there - Google is going to punish yet another link network in the next week or two. Which network? I do not know yet, but I am sure that information will surface via the SEO forums when it does happen.
- Bill & Ted & Rufus: The SEO Version
Last night during the The Search Police: Matt & Duane’s Excellent Search Engine Adventure session at SMX West, Google's Matt Cutts and Bing's Duane Forrester played roles in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adv
- The Search Police: @MattCutts & @DuaneForrester
I have not been live blogging at the extreme but I figured I do so on very specific panels. The first one is via SMX West, the The Search Police: Matt & Duane's Excellent Search Engine Adventure...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- A refreshed look for Gmail on mobile web and Gmail Offline …, Gmail - Google+
- Copyright infringers get top position in search after I got penalised, WebmasterWorld
- Google May Open Some TLDs To The Public, WebmasterWorld
- Keywords "not provided" trend and consequences, WebmasterWorld
- Keywords on pages in bold - beneficial or harmful to SEO?, WebmasterWorld
- NEW Hangout on Air Series: Enhanced Campaigns, AdWords Community
- Sick of SEO Scumbags, Hacker News
- We need your help in viewing age-restricted videos in the iOS app!, YouTube Help
- YouTube Co-Founder Working On New Video Collaboration Site, WebmasterWorld
- Facebook 'likes' predict personality, WebmasterWorld
- Google Content Experiments With Rewritten Urls, HighRankings Forums
- Pinterest To Offer New Web Analytics, WebmasterWorld