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 Panda Goes Into Hiding: No More Official Confirmations
On Friday I reported at Search Engine Land that Google will no longer give us confirmations or more details on future Panda updates. Why...
- Google's Retargeting Kicks Politician Gavin Barwell In The Behind
This is an incredibly funny story for any online marketer, it is named Gavin Barwell in 'date Arab girls' Twitter storm via The Guardian...
- Google Admits To Penalizing The BBC, But Only Granularly
Friday we broke the story that the BBC received a Google link notification of unnatural links. This was a big deal - a huge news organization received a Google notification about bad things happening to their web site...
- Google Stops Indexing Craigslist; Matt Cutts Fixes
A HackerNews thread highlights a blog post by Tempest Nathan where he said Google stopped indexing Craigslist. It was true...
- Google AdSense Blocks Arrows (Nessie) From 5,000 Publishers
A WebmasterWorld thread has an email from a Google AdSense representative about why a particular publisher's AdSense ads are no longer showing the arrows. As you may remember, Google began showing arrows on AdSense ads in September 2012 and has been testing it well before then...
- Google Search Within Test
Google seems to be testing a new Google Instant search feature named Instant Search Within. I've seen this feature within unofficial search browser extensions but it seems Google is now testing it directly in Google...
- Google Seniors Workshop
Olivia Chow, a Canadian New Democratic Party Member of Parliament and former city councillor in Toronto, posted pictures on her Flickr page of a Google Workshop for Seniors. The event was in Toronto
- Google's Dancing St. Patrick's Day Logo & Many More
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Like every year, the search engines have special logos, themes and Doodles for the day. Of course, in the past year, Yahoo has lost
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Report: Facebook Looks At Incorporating Hashtags, WebmasterWorld
- Does Pagerank Play Any Part In A Modern Algorithm ?, WebmasterWorld
- Google Sitemap Priorities for different types of pages?, WebmasterWorld
- Microsoft Advertising: Consumer Experience Is Everything, WebmasterWorld
- New Majestic Seo Firefox Extension Comes Out On Monday - Get It Today!, Cre8asite Forums
- Rel Canonical or URL Parameter Handling or Both?, WebmasterWorld