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:
- May 2013 Google Webmaster Report
It has been a pretty busy month over at Google, not much in terms of "official" updates but a lot of discussion about changes on both the algorithm side and user interface side. Plus, we learned a lot from Google comments...
- Exact Match Domainers: Are You Switching Or Improving?
Several months ago, Google launched the Google EMD Update that went after "low-quality exact-match domains in search results," according to Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts. Since then...
- Google: Don't Hide URLs In Search Results. We Don't Like It.
@tecnonetblog, a man who spots probably 2 - 5 Google experiments per week, noticed a new one where Google is not displaying the search results URL in the search results interface...
- Google's Cutts Say Search Flux Not Meant To Trick SEOs?
Several months ago we covered discussion around a patent document filed by Google named ranking documents...
- Google Maps Images: Can I Use Them?
One of the more common topics I see come up is the question of, can I use images from Google Maps or Google Earth on my web site, on a t-shirt, in the news paper...
- T-Shirt: Doodle 4 Google
Avery Christiansen got a Doodle 4 Google t-shirt the other day. I assume she was one of the kids who submitted a nice Doodle to Google. I don't see on the finalist lists but she did get the t-shirt.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Congratulations to our new TC, Colin!, Google Web Search Help
- Ebay and the FBi Lay Down the Hammer on Cheating Affiliates, Threadwatch.org
- New e-mail notifications when your uploads are completed, YouTube Help
- Deindex Website from Google first and Start with a Clean Slate?, WebmasterWorld
- Google is sending out blankets to open-source developers, Hacker News
- How to cease and desist Google Adwords snail mail?, WebmasterWorld
- Search Engines Picking Up Local Long Tail?, Cre8asite Forums