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 Penalizes Blog Networks, Did SEOs Use It To Hurt Competitors?
As I reported at Search Engine Land, Google has caught another blog network in action after that blog network worked magic for a long long time. Those sites and webmasters who participated in that network reaped the benefits of good rankings and now find themselves penalized and some deindexed by Google completely.
- Search, Images, Maps & Now Google Play
Last night Google added a new navigation bar link to the top menu named "Play." This is for Google Play, a place Google sells content, games, music and more directly to consumers. As Danny said...
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Google Logo
Today on Google's home page is a special logo for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Today would be his 126th birthday. He was a well respected German architect who lived half his life in Germany and the other half in America...
- Bing Coffee Stand
Sean Carlos posted a picture on Google+ while at SMX Munich of Bing giving away coffee at the show. You can see the Bing coffee stand with the Bing coffee cups. You can also see some of the attendee
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Hey +James Salsman! Thanks for all of the +mentions. Users…, Kelly Fee - Google+
- Japanese Court Instruct Google to Disable Part Of Search Autocomplete, WebmasterWorld
- Malicious requests from Google - listed in WMT Crawl Errors, WebmasterWorld
- This study is still pretty hugely flawed, but less hugely flawed than the previous study. :), Matt Cutts - Google+