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 Tests Site URL Instead Of Site Name In Search Results
Spotted by Google Operating System first, I then covered it yesterday at Search Engine Land - Google is testing displaying the site name as opposed to the site URL in the search results. Here is a picture showing the site name in place of the URL:
- Re-Poll: Google Special Logos Hurt Your Traffic?
A couple months ago I ran a poll asking Webmasters, advertisers and SEOs if they felt Google logos resulted in less traffic. Think about it...
- Facebook Losing Users?
Inside Facebook reports on recent data from their gold reporting service that Facebook has lost 6 million users from their U.S. base. Inside Facebook said Facebook in the "United States lost nearly 6 million users...
- Auto-Responders Via Google Reconsideration Requests?
Many many webmasters and SEOs use the reconsideration request form that has been around for years. Even more so now that Google responds to them. But a WebmasterWorld thread asks if all or some or none of them are automated responses...
- Google Certificate For Map Makers
I didn't know Google gave Map Makers special certificates. A picture on Flickr by Artjom Troitski shows a a gift given to one Map Maker including T-Shirt, Two stickers and a certificate.
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