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 Matt Cutts: We've Penalized A Guest Blogging Network
Google's Matt Cutts announced on Twitter at 2:13am EST that Google has taken action on a "large guest blog network." This time, Matt Cutts did not specifically say which network they targeted. Matt links to his post on his personal blog named The decay and fall of guest blogging for SEO. In January, Matt warned that guest blogging for SEO is dead, which...
- Google Webmaster Academy Gets An Upgrade
A couple years ago, Google launched Google Webmaster Academy that was aimed at helping newbies learn the ropes quickly with SEO and general Google webmaster questions. Now...
- Google: Do Not No Index Pages With Rel Canonical Tags
Should you use noindex a page that has a re=canonical tag on it...
- Android Wear: Google Android Wearable OS
Not as cool as Google Glass but much more practical, Google has released their answer for wearables in the form factor of a watch under Android Wear. Basically, it is Google Now notifications designed for really small screens...
- Google Easter Egg: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right
Go to your Google Search App on your smartphone and Google the words, [Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right]. Google will respond in voice saying...
- Google's Sergey Brin With Edward Snowden At TED
Chris Anderson posted a picture of Google's Sergey Brin standing with the virtual version of Edward Snowden At TED. Edward Snowden was live, over the air, via this kiosk
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Long Running Dispute Between Viacom and Google Settled Out of Court, WebmasterWorld
- Can thin content devalue a site?, WebmasterWorld
- Countrywise CPC list Google, WebmasterWorld