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 Algorithm & Ranking Shifts On Fire This Month
Despite Google saying nothing is going on, we've been seeing signs of major changes and reports of major changes in the Google search results and rankings. Again, over the weekend, I've been getting private emails with tons of public chatter in the WebmasterWorld and even BlackHatWorld forums about Google making a lot of changes over the weekend...
- Don't Waste Your Day With The Google Rubik's Cube Interactive Logo
Don't do it, don't go to the Google home page and get tempted to play with the Rubik's Cube. Yes, it is the 40th anniversary of the Rubik's Cube today but it is not an excuse to waste hours and hours of your day trying to solve it...
- Google: Why You Get Link Removal Threats
There is an interesting conversation going on at Hacker News on the topic of Google sending webmasters manual actions over links...
- Google AdWords Dynamic Search Ads Supported Within Bid Simulator
Google quietly announced on Google+ that the bid simulator tool now supports Google's dynamic search ads. Dynamic Search Ads automatically show your ad based on the content of your website...
- Elevation Profiles Added To Google Maps Biking Directions
The other day, Google Maps added quick facts to maps in the Google Maps search results box, and I assume, as part of that, came these new biking directions elevation profiles. Now if you do a bike route in Google Maps...
- Grayson Perry Kicks Off Google Create
Dan Cobley, Google Managing Director at Google UK and Ireland posted a picture on Google+ of the first session at Google Create . Here he shows how Grayson Perry, a UK artist known for his ceramic va
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Report YouTube video editor and enhancement issues here, YouTube Help
- Slow progress, WebmasterWorld
- Another great use of structured data in Google's Knowledge…, Patrick Heneghan - Google+
- Wordpress code good for google ranking, vs hand-coded sites?, WebmasterWorld