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 Has Whitelists & Exception Lists
In January we asked if Google has a whitelist for their search engine. Then a couple weeks ago, Google said no, they don't have whitelists - generally. Yes, a vague answer...
- When To Use 404, NoIndex & 301 Redirects In Farmer/Panda Fix
The Google Farmer/Panda update hit and 40% said they were impacted by the update. We documented advice on how to fix the issue, if you were one of the sites impacted by this update...
- Google Says Ads Don't Play Big Role In Ranking Algorithm
There has been a lot of discussion around the Google Farmer Update that ads play a role. Meaning, if you have too many ads...
- SEOs Talk About The Impact Japan's Earthquake Had On Traffic
A couple WebmasterWorld threads sum it up, when talking about the how one would even bring up the impact to one's traffic when so many lives are lost.
- Word Count Displayed In Google Search Results
Google Operating System reports Google is testing showing the number of words on a web page for some types of queries. The example given was for a search on [belgian waffle recipe] which is interestingly part of the new Google recipe view...
- Pi Day Forgotten By Google, Yahoo & Bing
Google doesn't have a logo for Pi Day like last year. Yahoo and Bing also don't have a logo. But the Search Engine Roundtable does.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Bing Continues to Chip away at Google, WebmasterWorld
- Doodle Arbor Sun, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Ribbon Google Spain, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle thai elephant day, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Panda disables "Connection speed" info in Google Analytics, WebmasterWorld
- Scheduled Maintenence MSN/Microsoft AdCenter, WebmasterWorld
- Speed as a ranking factor ?, WebmasterWorld
- US Senate to Investigate Google for Antitrust Issues, WebmasterWorld
- Doodle Alam Ara, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Link building without content creation?, WebmasterWorld
- The TRUTH about Linking, WebmasterWorld