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:
- Maintaining Search Engine Rankings for Moved Pages - 301 vs. Canonical Study
A recent case study by Tony Adam covered at Sphinn indicates that the use of the canonical tag for cross-domain redirecting may be more rapidly effective than 301 redirect...
- Google Panda 3.0
It seems like some folks missed it but in my May 2011 Google Webmaster Report I spoke about some webmasters and SEOs asking if Google was updating the Panda algorithm once more. Some were coining this update Panda 3.0 or 2.1...
- NY Times Hates Google Or Just Simple Reporting?
Over the weekend, Mother's Day weekend, the New York Times released a story named Trying to Game Google on 'Mother's Day Flowers'. This article pretty much called out a few popular flower selling sites for manipulating Google's search results with the use of buying links. Unlike J.C...
- Google's Second Attempt At Panda Relief Advice
Google's head of search, Amit Singhal, on Friday afternoon posted the second batch of advice for those webmasters harmed by the Google Panda/Farmer update...
- Google Tests New Search Results Design
Google frequently tests new interfaces, layouts, colors and placements of icons, buttons and links. But when they do these tests, it seems a very limited number of people see it...
- The 16 Mr. Men Logos In One: Roger Hargreaves Google Logo
Google has a special set of 16 logos for the late Roger Hargreaves's 76th birthday. Roger Hargreaves was born May 9, 1935 in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England, UK he died at the age of 53...
- Search Engine Mother's Day Logos
Happy Mother's Day everyone! In the spirits of the day, the search engines have special logos for our Mothers. The logos can be found on Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask.com, AOL, Sogou and other sites.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google's Search Globe. A Visual Display Of Search Around The World, WebmasterWorld
- Canonical Tag or 301 Redirect: Which one updates SERPs faster?, Sphinn
- Doodle 4 Google top 40 finalists announced, Google Blogoscoped Forum