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 Panda 3.7 Over The Weekend?
Over the weekend there was a large spike in webmaster and SEO chatter at WebmasterWorld around Google's shift int he search results. Many are suspecting there was a Panda update but we do not (DO NOT) have confirmation from Google on this update...
- Google Partially Removes Penalties
Google will partially remove a penalty when they see you take significant action on a notification. John Mueller from Google said in response to a Google Webmaster Help thread that they do indeed do this...
- You Can't Unblock Results In Google Search
About 15 months ago, Google introduced a block results feature in the search results user interface. That feature went missing when Google launched Search Plus Your World earlier this year. Well...
- Encyclopedia Britannica Answers Now In Bing Search
Bing announced they now have Encyclopedia Britannica answers directly in their search results. Microsoft Bing said...
- Uptick In Google Showing Foreign Languages To Searchers
It is not all that uncommon for Google to show a searcher a page of search results in a language that the searcher has never seen before. But it is unusual for it to happen to many searchers in a short period of time. Typically I'd see a complaint like this once every week or so...
- Beta: Google Street Views At Boston Gay Pride Parade?
Tim Pierce from Google posted a picture of Googlers marching in the Gay Pride Parade in Boston. Now that is nothing news worthy, what may be is the hint he dropped. He said this is a beta for Google
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- WSJ: Google's Monopoly and Internet Freedom: Google's Amit Singhal Responds, WebmasterWorld
- No longer showing "Avg.position", and "Change" for "Top Pages", Google Webmaster Help
- This week's forum wrap up video - June 8, 2012, Google Business Help
- Lost all rankings from Google - due to robots.txt, WebmasterWorld