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:
- Coming Soon: Panda/Farmer Update At Google UK
Many Webmasters and site owners are suffering with the Google Farmer / Panda update in the Google.com, Google U.S., results. But soon, the Farmer/Panda update will be rolling out more widely beyond the U.S. to the U.K. and other countries...
- The Google Dance Infographic
You don't often hear people talk about the Google Dance these days. Simply because both Google Dances are no longer active. (1) Google held Google Dance events annually to thank advertisers and webmasters for their support. Google stopped those events a few years back...
- Inclusion Into Bing News
Being accepted into Bing News is no easy task. But with Bing growing in market share, it is likely worth trying to get your news site included in Bing News. Almost two years ago...
- NYC Schools Bans Google Images
It appears that the New York City Department of Education has decided to completely ban the use of Google Images in the class rooms the department manages. NYC Department of Education Chief Information Security Officer, Oren Hamami, sent out an email to all teachers and administrators within the NYC Department of Education informing the teachers of this change.
- Google AdWords Study Guides Break Over Weekend
There were several Google AdWords Help threads over the weekend complaining that the AdWords Learning Center practice materials are gone. They were indeed gone. I checked at about 8am (EST) and they were not showing up on the right hand side. Now, if you go there...
- Nice Google Mouse Map
This may be one of the nicest Google mouse pads I have ever seen. Seems like a black stitched executive mouse pad with an arm rest.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Do Multiple Sitemaps Damage Indexing?, WebmasterWorld
- Which fonts can Google crawlers read?, Google Webmaster Help
- Doodle Holi, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Budget Conscious PPC Campaign Structure, Sphinn
- Discussion: Keyword Targeting Strategy, Sphinn
- How to Write Product Descriptions that Sell, Boost SEO Efforts, Sphinn
- Larry Page Wants to Return Google to Its Startup Roots, WebmasterWorld
- Restricting Robot Access for Improved SEO, Sphinn
- Decommissioning Solo cards for UK advertisers, Google AdWords Help
- Doodle Persian New Year, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Long Titles, No Punctuation, WebmasterWorld