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 Webmaster Tools Links Report Wrong
Google confirmed a bug with the link report tool within Google Webmaster Tools. In a Google Webmaster Help thread...
- Bing Upsets Webmasters By Linking Images Directly To Image File
Bing has made a minor change that can have a major impact on webmaster's traffic. If you search at Bing for images and then click on the image, instead of Bing taking you to the page with the image within the context, it takes you directly to the image itself...
- Yahoo's Poor Earnings Blamed On Microsoft Ad Deal
Yahoo announced their earnings Tuesday night and it was not pretty, especially on the search side. Search revenue was $357 million, a 19 percent decrease compared to $440 million for the first quarter of 2010...
- Google Define Operator Having Problems?
There are two different threads reporting issues with Google's define operator. A Google Blogoscoped Forums thread and a Google Web Search Help thread have complaints about the operator. I should note...
- Google Drops Tags Ads Within Google Maps
About a year ago, Google revamped the Google Local Business Center and renamed it Google Places, part of that was introducing Google "Tags." A new, simple way to advertise: For just $25 per month...
- Google Fashion Retail Store
What would you find in Pristina, the largest city of Kosovo? A Google Fashion Store on the retail strip.
- Most SEOs Feel Google Webmaster Tools Is Not Accurate
Do you find the reports within Google Webmaster Tools to be accurate? We ran a poll asking just that question a few months ago...
- Bing Looks Bad 'Cheating' Google But Google Ain't Pretty
No one likes a cry baby and that is the way Google was perceived by many when Google told on Bing for 'cheating' in early February. If you missed the story you can read it here but in short...
- Google Exodus Video
Today is the second day of Passover and I thought it would be fun to share a video by Aish named the Google Exodus. Note: I am currently offline today for the holiday but I hope people get a kick out of it, if they have not seen it yet. Happy Passover!
- Yahoo Custom Knives?
Yahoo has custom knives? I am not sure... I spotted this picture on kt88y60watches Flickr album and it was named "Yahoo custom knives Poland." No idea why it is named that. Do you know why?
- Most SEOs Say There Are Penalty Proof Paid Links
A few months ago I ran a poll asking if you believe in penalty proof paid links? We had over 200 responses and I am a bit surprised to see that most SEOs believe in penalty proof paid links. 53% of those who replied said there are penalty proof paid links...
- How Much SEOs Spend On Education & Learning
- Survey: Bing, Facebook & Google All Google Threats
Several months ago we ran a poll asking you who you felt were Google's biggest threats. Since I am offline today, I wanted to schedule a post with the results of this poll...
- Google Passover Chametz Search
A mock of a Google home page that helps you find your Chametz for before Passover. Chametz is breads and food that Jews cannot have in their possession during the Passover holiday.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Demand Media Shares Drop 13% - They Blame Google's Panda Update, WebmasterWorld
- Florida to Panda - 8 years on and nothing's changed?, WebmasterWorld
- Discussion: How Do You Inspire SEO Action?, Sphinn
- Google Map Maker now available in the US, WebmasterWorld
- How to Buy Links Ethically, Sphinn
- Starting Your Own SEO Company, Sphinn
- Testing Google's Panda algorithm (CNET analysis), DigitalPoint Forums
- Which Product Link Structure?, Cre8asite Forums
- [Logo] José Bento Renato Monteiro Lobato, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Getting "Invalid country" after successful bulk upload, Google Places Help
- Interested in SItelinks? Read this great article by Top Contributor, Kim Clinkunbroomer, Google AdWords Help