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 Users Forced To Country Specific TLD
There are dozens of complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums where users who are based outside of the United States are being forced to use their country specific TLDs. For example, users in Germany are forced to go to Google.de...
- Hangout With Google's Top Contributors on Google+
Google helped announce on Google+ that the Google Top Contributors are running weekly hangouts to help webmasters with webmaster related issues as it related to Google search. The hangouts run every Friday from 11am-12pm PST...
- Google AdSense Changes Ad Labels In Europe
A WebmasterWorld thread has an AdSense publisher saying that Google has changed the AdSense ads label from Google Ads to read Privacy Info. We had a similar change in the US in 2011 when Google changed most the ads from "Ads by Google" to "Ad Choices"...
- Green Android Neon Sign
Richard Hay, a Network Testing, Google Platforms Engineer, posted a picture of a neon green Android sign. I am not sure where the picture exactly was taken but I've never seen an Android sign like th
- Happy Father's Day Logo From Google
This year, Google has animated the Google Father's Day logo. The child (as an E) controls a remote control car with coffee on it. The child delivers the...
- Why There Is No Camaraderie Amongst SEOs
A few days ago, I posted on Google+ that the disavow link tool that is expected to be released by Google in the upcoming months makes me a "bit sad." I wanted to take the time to explain why...
- Google Hot Searches More Magazine Like With Clustering Keywords
Google announced they have updated hot trends / searches to add images, news stories, the volume of searches and now they also cluster searches together to form a single keyword group...
- Bing Adds Qwikis To Search Results
Bing announced they have added Qwikis, think of it as a video based Wikipedia, to the search results. Bing describes them as...
- Google News "Publication Name Does Not Match" Message Error
Erik from the Google News team posted a thread in the Google News Help forum about an error Google is working on fixing...
- Google France Office Lame?
Rupert Breheny, A Googler who I think works in the Zurich office, paid a visit to Google's France office the other day and took some pictures. My question is why does Google's France office stand out...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Facebook For WordPress Plugin Allows Cross Posting From Blog To Facebook, WebmasterWorld
- Report: Microsoft Mulls Yammer Social Network Acquisition, WebmasterWorld
- Texas Judge Halts Depositions Over Problems With Facebook IPO, WebmasterWorld
- Twitter's New Expanded Tweets Allow Content Previews, Images and Videos, WebmasterWorld
- Facebook Rolls Out Verified Phone Number Requests For Password Recovery, WebmasterWorld
- Google SE issue %, Google Webmaster Help
- Is It Better To Have A Single Big Domain Or 5 Small Ones?, HighRankings Forums
- This week's forum wrapup video - June 15, 2012, Google Maps Help
- About two years ago, we launched our interactive…, Google - Google+
- More transparency into government requests, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Key note speaker Barry Schwartz at SEMSEO 2012 in Hannover, Google Webmaster Help
- YouTube's Greece election logo, Google Blogoscoped Forum