Daily Search Forum Recap: May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 - 4:00 pm 0 by

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 Penguin 1.1 Update Underway? Nope.
    There are some reports of major shuffling going on in the Google search results as of yesterday. I believe from the reports that it may be a Penguin update - but I do not have confirmation from Google on this yet. There are WebmasterWorld threads and if you scan the Google Webmaster Help forums you will see tons of threads about ranking changes in the past 24 hours or so.
  • Google Places Bug: Videos Go Missing
    Yet another Google Maps bug to report but to be fair, they might all be related - this one is of the videos not showing on Google Maps/Places landing pages for businesses. A Google Places Help thread has confirmed reports from Google on the bug...
  • Yahoo Loses Another CEO: This Is Beyond Ridiculous
    Yahoo has been going through CEOs like toilet paper recently. Their latest CEO...
  • Ad Review Center Missing Google AdSense Ads To Review?
    A WebmasterWorld thread has several reports from Google AdSense publishers that the Ad Review Center has some recent bugs disabling the ability to see new ads for review. Around May 8th...
  • comScore & Hitwise Release April Search Market Share Reports
    Hitwise released their April search market share report and comScore released theirs. Both sources say that Bing powers just about 30% search market share (between Microsoft and Yahoo properties together). Hitwise says Google dropped in market share...
  • LinkedIn Bike Parked At Google
    Erica Joy who works at Google posted on her Google+ page a picture of a LinkedIn bike parked at the Google offices. She said she saw the bike "stashed away in a very inconspicuous spot near my buildin
  • Happy Mother's Day From The Search Industry
    I wanted to wish all the mothers out there a very happy Mother's Day! To celebrate the special day, the search industry has put together tons and tons of logos.

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