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 27, 2012
I am a bit under the weather, as you can tell. Google launched the Penguin update this week, it is what was initially called by us as the over optimization algorithm or webspam algorithm. If you were hit on the 24th...
- Defend Your Google Search Results: Zerg Rush
Go ahead, search Google for [zerg rush]. That is the latest easter egg, a Star Craft component, where these zergs rush to attack you and you click on them to kill them off. You can now play the game on Google by clicking on the Os to protect the search results...
- Google Penguin Feedback Form
Google's Matt Cutts tweeted that they have launched a form to submit to Google if you think your site should not have been hit by the Penguin update. With Panda, Google did a similar thing about a week or so later...
- Google Tablet Search Interface Infects Desktop Users
There are several reports of a major bug with Google Search in the Google Web Search Help that say people using desktop search but the interface looking as the tablet search interface. The reports started to come in 5 days ago and more and more reports trickled in since...
- Google's Over Optimization Update Named Penguin
The Google update that Matt Cutts first called the over optimization filter and then called webspam algorithm was actually called the Penguin Update internally at Google...
- Google Goes After Links In WordPress Themes
A WebmasterWorld thread has an SEO claiming he received a response from Google to a reconsideration request that the only way his site will be reincluded in Google is if he removes all or most of the links in those WordPress themes...
- Google Requesting Business Licenses For Maps Verification
A Google Places Help thread has confirmation from Google that Google may request to see your business license as verification to post your listing in Google Maps. A person who places a request to be listed in Google Places asked: I received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org...
- Social Sneakers
I spotted this picture on Google+ of sneakers with a social flair. We got Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Wikpiedia and YouTube versions of the sneakers. Would you wear these?
- Google Mocks Me For Missing Panda 3.5
Between the hype around the over optimization rumors, a bug delisting sites in Google and the true roll out of the webspam algorithm - over optimization - and having a baby...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Just released: Download Google Maps 6.6 for Android and…, Google Maps - Google+
- Matt Cutts Says Even With No Seo At All, HighRankings Forums
- #Google #didyouknow #funfact ;), Kaspar Szymanski - Google+
- Google Maps for Android - 6.6 update, Google
- Mobile sitemqap shows zero index, Google Webmaster Help
- The new G+ Share Button, AdWords Community
- Today's Greece doodle celebrates the 77th birthday of Theo…, Google - Google+