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:
- Poll Results: The Link Factors Google Turned Off
About a month ago, Google announced they turned off certain link factors but didn't say specifically which ones. We ran a poll asking which link factors did Google turn off?
- Most SEOs Believe You Need Social Features To Compete In Search Rankings
A few months ago, I ran a poll asking if it is required for SEOs to have their sites participate in social sharing elements in order to compete in the search results...
- Poll: Most SEOs Believe Google Search Quality Uses Other Google Departmental Data For Ranking
I am honestly shocked to see that 82% of those who answered the poll do not believe Google when they say they do not use this type of data for search ranking purposes...
- 30% Of SEOs Feel Google's Chrome Penalty Not Good Enough
Right after the new year, Google was caught in a paid link scandal and they handled it by penalizing Chrome in the Google search results for a little over 60 days...
- Poll Results: Google Preferred Over Bing Webmaster Tools
The winner of that poll was Google Webmaster Tools, where a overwhelming majority prefer Google Webmaster Tools over Bing Webmaster Tools...
- Google Streetview Bike At Kings Cross
Phil Rogers posted a picture on Flickr of the famous Google Streetview Trike. But this picture captured the back side of the bike, showing a red and black box inside. Phil posted this yesterday.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Hangouts On Air: fix in the works!, Google+ Help
- I added a bunch of new dates for Google Webmaster Central…, John Mueller - Google+
- Thank you Google for breaking all my apps and extensions…, Mohamed Mansour - Google+
- Google Currents goes international, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- If you were an AdWords engineer..., AdWords Community