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 Lists 5 Most Common Canonical Mistakes
Earlier this week, Allan Scott of Google posted a blog post on the Google Webmaster Blog named 5 common mistakes with rel=canonical. This is really a must read for any developer, webmaster or site owner with a larger site...
- Google Scholar Removes Search By Discipline
A Google Web Search Help thread has complaints from the academia market that Google Scholar has removed a useful feature under the advanced search area. You can now no longer search or filter by discipline when using Google Scholar. I should point out...
- Google: You Don't Want To Dig Yourself Out Of A Hole
In yesterday's Matt Cutts Google Webmaster video he answered the question Can I buy a domain that used to have spam on it and still rank...
- Google Analytics Adds More Row Data
This is a pretty small change but a welcomed one for many webmasters, internet marketers and SEOs. Google Analytics has quietly added or expanded the results per row option from 500 to up to 5,000 rows on a page...
- Google Maps Bug Won't Hide Your Address
A Google Business Help thread has complaints that when you select not to show your business address in your Google Maps listing, it still shows it...
- Louis Gray Android Figurine
Louis Gray, Googler and well-known blogger, was gifted with a custom Android figurine for his 36th birthday last week. The Android figurine is designed in the Oakland Athletics design with his name a
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Installing Google as Search Engine Provider for IE, - Google distributing Malware!?, Google
- Excited to launch the #glasscollective with Kleiner Perkins…, Google Ventures - Google+
- Now you can add yourself as a PAST and CURRENT contributor #Google #Authorship, Threadwatch.org
- Discontinuing authorship for former employees, Google Webmaster Help
- Do *legitimate* nofollow inbound links actually hurt your site?, WebmasterWorld
- Facebook Expands Ads With Partner Categories, WebmasterWorld
- From world famous tourist destinations to the streets of…, Google Maps - Google+