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:
- Many Webmasters Devastated: Google Panda Rolled Out Worldwide
All those rumors of the Google Farmer/Panda update either being updated or rolling out more places were not valid. The real rollout happened yesterday afternoon and Google officially announced it yesterday...
- Hitwise: Google Share Declines While Bing Gains Market Share
Hitwise published their March 2011 search market share report. This time Bing has reached 30% market share, while Google's share dropped to under 65%. Google is still leading, but Bing continues to grow in market share. From February to March...
- Most AdSense Ads Lead To Questionable Or Unknown Sites
SiteTruth.net posted results for the past 60-days of his AdRater extension, which looks at "advertiser legitimacy for text ads on web pages." The report collected 11...
- Show adCenter Content Ads Only On Specific Sites
There is a thread at the Microsoft Advertising Forum with complaints from some advertisers over how to control where your Microsoft adCenter ads are shown. Within adCenter you can also target sites for your ads to be displayed on. This is similar to AdSense but on Microsoft...
- Google Hotpot Rolled Into Google Places
Last Friday, Google announced they are dropping the Google Hotpot name and folding it into Google Places...
- The Yuri Gagarin Google Logo - Spaceship Logo
Google has a special Google logo, aka Doodle, for Yuri Gagarin. It is the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. The logo is pretty cool in that it is animated and you see a spaceship launch off into space.
- Google Portable Charger
Google gave out portable chargers at Google Open Source event. These chargers can be used on mobile devices, phones, iPods, etc. The picture was taken on March 12, 2011 in Stuttgart.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Mercury News Interviews Matt Cutts - "Panda update working as intended", WebmasterWorld
- Do URL shorteners pass anchor text? - Matt Cutts video, WebmasterWorld
- Facebook and Baidu To Team Up Over Social Network In China, WebmasterWorld
- [Logo] Christchurch, Google Blogoscoped Forum