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:
- Research Paper On Bing Determining Web Page Credibility
A WebmasterWorld thread cites a new research paper published by Microsoft Research named Augmenting Web Pages & Search Results For Improved Credibility (PDF). In short...
- English Data Only For Google's Rich Snippet Testing Tool
I love when I learn something new, like today when I learned that the Google Rich Snippets Testing Tool only works with English data but Rich Snippets in the main search results works in many many languages.
- Google: Facebook Likes "Will Not Influence Your Ranking"
Jack from the Google said in a Google Webmaster Help thread that adding a Facebook Like Button to your web pages will have no influence on your Google rankings. The response needs to be put in context. One webmaster claimed his rankings dropped soon after adding the Facebook Like Button to his web pages. In response to that, Jack said - no, it wouldn't drop.
- AdSense's "i" Link Replaced By "AdChoices"
Google announced they are changing the "i" link found in the Google AdSense ads to "AdChoices." The change is to comply with the online advertising industry's Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising...
- 5 Years Later: What Danny Hates About Google
Five years before Danny Sullivan, industry guru, posted his 25 things he hated about Google, he has now revisited the list at Search Engine Land. He showed how Google improved or didn't based on his list from March 2006...
- Yahoo's Big Purple Door
A picture of a big Yahoo door. Of course the door is purple and yellow. It was for the Olla Ramlan TVC Launch by Yahoo! OMG. The photo was November 18, 2010 using an Olympus E-PL1 by Koprol.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Matt Cutts: The Greenspan of Google, Sphinn
- Dynamic Keyword Insertion For SEO Landing Pages?, Google Webmaster Help
- google adwords spam - crazy!, WebmasterWorld
- Google cars & private data in France, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Googlebot found an extremely high number of URLs on your site, WebmasterWorld
- "Cited by" showing references, not cited-by's, Google Web Search Help
- ADD DESTINATION feature no longer works (just installed Internet Explorer 9)........any ideas on how to fix ?, Google Maps Help
- History's Gun Ad Overlays Kid's Underwater Korean Rabbit & Tortoise Race, Microsoft Advertising Community
- How Special is Your Website?, WebmasterWorld
- I am getting multiple repeat video notifications, YouTube Help
- Question About Content Siloing, HighRankings Forums
- SEO Checklist: 60 essential checks before launching a website, Sphinn