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 Revamps Search Advertising Exam For Google Partners
Google has quietly updated, or as they put it, "revamped" the Search Advertising exam for Google Partners. They posted this on the AdWords features change log but I have not seen anywhere else mention it...
- Moz: Google Displaying "People Also Ask" Box More Often To Searchers
Google seems to be showing more and more of the "people also ask" feature in the search results. Pete Meyers from Moz said on Twitter that there was a jump in how often Google is showing them in the search results...
- Google AdSense Matched Content Ads Rolling Out
Google announced they are rolling out Matched Content ads units, which they began testing last year. Google said: Starting today...
- Google Doodles Version Of Somewhere Over The Rainbow
This is pretty amazing, the samuraiguitarist used various Google Doodles (the ones that make sounds) to orchestrate the song...
- 466453.com Now 404s; Google's Old SMS Search Feature
Back, a hundred internet years ago, Google bought 466453.com and then after using it for years as their SMS search feature, Google pulled the feature offline in March 2013. Well, now, 466453.com no longer goes anywhere, it 404s...
- Matt Cutts Plays With A Panda In The Denver Airport
Matt Cutts had a bit of a delay while at the Denver airport and spent some time looking around the airport. He said on Twitter "things you can buy in the Denver airport." One of those things is a st
- Google Announces Doodle 4 Google Winner
Google has announced the winner of the Doodle 4 Google competition for 2016. The winner is 10th grader Akilah Johnson from Washington, D.C. The logo, aka Doodle, which you can see above...
- Google's Vernal Equinox Doodle
Today is the first day of spring and like every year, Google and the other search engines make a big deal out of it with a special logo or theme. Google's Vernal Equinox logo is an animated GIF of flowers blooming and the rocks enjoying...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Data Quality Down - Is this now a systemic issue?, WebmasterWorld
- What EXACTLY is the Penguin Algorithm?, WebmasterWorld
- G+ Search Update Mar 18 As part of our ongoing improvements to Google+ search,…, Google+ - Luke Wroblewski
- How to get back stories to read in Google Now A while ago I got a bad source…, Google+ - Matt Cutts
- The problem with SEO as 'usual', WebmasterWorld