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's +1: Searcher, Webmaster & Advertiser Feedback
By now, you have all heard about Google announced the the +1 button. It is basically a way for you to share search results, ads and web pages with your friends. Of course, there is a lot of criticism but to be honest...
- Adultery Web Site Touts Google's Unethical Image Search Filter
I spotted this Google Webmaster Help thread that said an adult oriented web site can still have images included in the moderate or strict SafeSearch filter, I was intrigued. Susan Moskwa from Google explained "the SafeSearch filter only cares about the content of the images, not of the website." Good to know.
- Goodbye AlltheWeb: Webmasters Loved You
I remember back when Yahoo bought AlltheWeb. Most Webmasters and SEOs were a bit upset, because AlltheWeb was one of those upcoming search engines who really could compete with Google back in the day...
- adCenter Updates Coming: Notice Of Possible Downtime
As to not upset advertisers, Microsoft has issued a big heads up that they are performing maintenance on Microsoft adCenter tonight through tomorrow morning. The update doesn't seem to be significant...
- Google Doodle For Robert Bunsen
Today on almost all of the Google home pages, including Google.com you will find a special Google logo for the 200th birthday of Robert Bunsen. This logo is different in that is one of the few animated and interactive Google Doodles...
- Yahoo Swag Collection
One guy has been collecting Yahoo swag for 9 years now. He took a picture of some of the Yahoo shwag he collected over the years.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Will Get Independent Audits Over Buzz Privacy, WebmasterWorld
- Panda/Farmer key algo changes summarized, WebmasterWorld
- Places listing "Post to Place Page" Not working, Google Places Help
- Baidu Deletes Almost 2.8 Million Files Of Online Works Over Copyright, WebmasterWorld
- Does switching the loading order of AdSense Ads influence revenue?, WebmasterWorld
- Massive 70% drop in India traffic today, WebmasterWorld
- Microsoft Files Complaint With EU Commission Over Google's Dominance, WebmasterWorld
- [Meta] Small change to how d0odle posts are handled, Google Blogoscoped Forum