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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: April 12, 2013
Interesting week in SEO. There is a lot of chatter around a possible Google update going on. Google is now sending out messages that say they do very targeted penalties. Google says when you buy a domain name, make sure it wasn't spamming...
- I've Yielded To Google: My Paid Links Are NoFollow
As many of you know, I was one of the last major search "blogs" to hold out on Google's guidelines when it comes to paid links. I sold links without the nofollow for years, heck, even before there was a nofollow attribute. I've been hated and loved for it over the years but I didn't do it for the hate or love, I did it out of being stubborn. I didn't want to change because Google told me to. Well that changed a week ago.
- Configure The Death Of Your Google Account Before You Die
Google announced yesterday that they added a new feature for Google Accounts, where the user can define what happens to their account after they die. How does Google know you die...
- Google: We Will Index It If It Is Not Spam
Google likes to index content, but many think Google only wants content that is the best - the rest, well, they don't want to waste space in their index. That is really not true. Google loves to index content...
- Google's New Place Dashboard Does Geo-Lookups
Earlier this month, Google pushed out a new design for the Google Places dashboard, which is only available to U.S. businesses right now. The issue is, if you are an SEO that helps businesses get listed on Google Maps...
- A Kangaroo Visits Google
Jessica Kositz, a 5 year Communications Manager at Google, posted pictures of the San Diego Zoo visiting Google. Here is a picture of a kangaroo showing off on stage at the GooglePlex. I am not sure
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Does "target blank" affect links in any way?, WebmasterWorld
- Has anyone else seen this? "New! Discover Google+ pages…, Dan Petrovic - Google+
- SABs who already have verified/merged social local G+ page, hide your address, Google Business Help
- Sign in issues with Apple's pre-installed YouTube app, YouTube Help