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:
- Your Search Traffic Might Be Labeled As Referrer Traffic: Google HTTP Referer Change
Monday night Google posted an update on the Google Webmaster blog named Upcoming changes in GoogleÃ¢s HTTP Referrer...
- Quality Is A Google Ranking Factor But What Is It?
There is a deep discussion going on at WebmasterWorld on how Google defines quality and if quality is a ranking factor. (1) There is no doubt in my mind that "quality" is a ranking factor in Google. What quality is exactly isn't always easy to define...
- Google On hreflang Attribute, Sitemaps & Geo Topics
Googler, Susan Moskwa posted some interesting nuggets of information around language based optimization and geo-specific information and how Google handles certain elements of it on her Google+ page.
- Siri Can't Find It's Way Outside Of The U.S.
I spotted a post by an Israeli Facebook complaining Siri won't give him directions in Israel. I found it strange being that I know Google Maps has directions in Israel on both the desktop version and on the iPhone version. So I figured it wasn't limited to Israel and I was right...
- Google Food: Baby Panda Onigiri
I spotted this impact on Pinterest via absolutelyfobulous.com of a baby panda food. It looks like sushi but it is not, it is onigiri. When I saw it, I thought it would be fun to share, since we are
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- An AdSense star moves on, WebmasterWorld
- In case you missed our first hangout last week, we've got a…, Google - Google+
- Doodle Persian new year, Google Blogoscoped Forum