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 20, 2012
I talk about the Google bug that led to dozens of sites being delisted in Google. I also go through some points SEOs should be aware of before the over optimization filter hits. Google said phone number spam is spam and against their guidelines. Google sent out 20,000...
- The Negative SEO Debate Sparks Up Again
The topic of negative SEO is not new. It is the process of downgrading your competitor's rankings in order to help boost your own rankings. But it is highly debated in SEO circles for a few reasons...
- Filing A Patent On The SEO Process
I spotted a thread at Quora about someone asking why would an SEO company patent the process behind search engine optimization (SEO)...
- Google: Phone Number Spam Is Keyword Stuffing & Against Guidelines
Head of Google's web spam team, Matt Cutts, went on record on those sites that rank well for all those random phone numbers. You know, the ones that simply list thousands of phone numbers on a single page...
- Israel Gets Google Maps Street Views
Matt McGee noticed that Google Maps has added Street Views to Israel after a long long wait and a lot of controversy. Israel is very big into security, so having street views was/is a concern for them. But the tourism benefit...
- Google Tel Aviv Art
Daniel Waisberg was at Google's Tel Aviv office recently and posted a picture of some art he found in one of their conference rooms. The words are from a famous Israeli song writer named Ehud Manor.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- NOW what is bing up to?, WebmasterWorld
- 5 Golden Aspects For Top Quality Image Ads, AdWords Community
- Anyone Impressed With Bing/MS UK TV Ads?, WebmasterWorld
- Microsoft Reports Q3 Revenue 6pct Up at $17.41 Billion, WebmasterWorld