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 :: May 20, 2011
It was a busy week in search. Bing announced that they are now re-ranking search results based on your Facebook friend's likes. Bing also dropped the requirement to run silverlight for Bing Webmaster Tools...
- Matteo Lopez's 'Space Life' Logo Wins Doodle 4 Google
The official winner of the Doodle 4 Google competition this year is a 7 year old from San Francisco, California named Matteo Lopez. Matteo Lopez's 'Space Life' Logo won this year's competition, beating out over a 107,000 submissions...
- Last Reminder: Google Base APIs Retire June 1st
This is our third and final reminder that Google is retiring the popular Google Base APIs in 12 days from now. They officially retire June 1, 2011. We offered reminders of this in April and December...
- Google Social Search Now Available Worldwide
Google announced that Google Social Search, which was officially launched in October 2009, is now being rolled out globally. Google said they are starting with 19 languages and then rolling it out to more languages in the near future...
- Google's Pay Phone
Here is a picture of a colorful pay phone that is Googley. A Google Pay Phone. You even have the old fashion rotary dial. The photo was taken by socialnerdia and posted on Flickr on May 18, 2011.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Is Linkedin's Soaring Share Valuation Overpriced?, WebmasterWorld
- Twitter Now Gives Greater Control Over Third Party App Permissions, WebmasterWorld
- Doodle Annie M.G. Schmidt, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Emil Berliner, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Expert SEO Interview with Matt McGee, Sphinn
- Question about PPC/AdWords Lead, WebmasterWorld
- SERPS show 2 words from breadcrumbs & url only - no content or cache, WebmasterWorld