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 27, 2011
Google has begun testing displaying the destination URL under the clickable title of the search results. Are social ranking factors going to hurt the ranking of expert content? Is Twitter too influential of Google's results...
- SEO Content Writing - Love It or Others Won't
Writing optimized content for SEO requires more than just getting to the required word limit - if the author doesn't care about the output it is unlikely a reader will. A recent article cited at Sphinn discusses the merits of having a positive mindset when sitting down to write optimized content...
- Twitter Too Influential On Google's Rankings?
We know both Google and Bing use social signals for rankings, even more so today from when I posted that article. In fact, some are worried it plays so much of a role that expert content will be effected negatively by the growth of social...
- Google Tests URL Under Search Result Title Tag
I covered this a few days ago at Search Engine Land but now it made it's way to the forums. A WebmasterWorld user caught Google testing displaying the site's destination URL not at the bottom of the search snippet, but above it...
- Automate Your Google Places Reviews Spam
Mike Blumenthal has a revealing post named How to Use Google Places New RSS Feed To Automate Your Review Spam Farm. In his post he explains how the new reviews RSS feed in Places can be used to help automate the process of review spam in Google Maps...
- Help Google Index Your Videos By Moving Them Up
Googler, Paul Carff, suggested the reason was because the video was too low on the page. Paul said, "You might try moving the location of the video on the page. When I look at your pages the video is off to the bottom some - not great placement. Could you move the video up on the page - that might help."
- Is Google Really Out Of China
Google kind of left China but yet I spotted a picture of a Google Maps ad on a bus in Beijing, China. I am not sure if the picture was recently taken, Flickr says it was taken yesterday.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Demonstrates Google Wallet, Mobile Payment App, WebmasterWorld
- Google Wallet, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Heavy Drop in Google Rankings After Cleanup of Forum Spam, WebmasterWorld
- SEO Content - If You Hate to Write It, People Will Hate to Read It, Sphinn
- AdWords Display Network Vs. Search Network - How do I choose my keywords?, Google AdWords Help
- Doodle Ibn Khaldun, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Happy Memorial Day! FYI: Employees in US will be out for the long weekend., Google AdSense Help
- Link Acquisition And Decay, Cre8asite Forums
- PayPal To Sue Google Over 'Wallet', Mobile Payment App, WebmasterWorld