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:
- Internet Explorer Doing Sponsored Posts: Bing & Google To Ditch Out Penalties?
As I covered this morning at Search Engine Land - Will Google & Bing Penalize Microsoft Over Their Sponsored Post Campaign For Internet Explorer? I suspect they will have to. What happened? Microsoft seems to have contracted SocialChorus to run a campaign to generate buzz and awareness over their new Internet Explorer. As you know, IE has been getting a pretty bad rap these days.
- Google AdWords Summit : Live Steam Available
Tomorrow and Friday, Google is hosting full day AdWords Summits in London. Coco from the Google AdWords team announced it on Google AdWords Help explaining that not only can you come in person...
- Google: Penalized Sites Don't Get Crawled Less Often
Yesterday in a Google Webmaster Hangout with Google's John Mueller I asked John if Google crawls penalized sites less frequently and/or slower. He responded that Google typically does not slow the crawl for penalized sites...
- Bing Catapult Is Like Google's Caffeine Update
Bing announced they are going to get faster, twice as fast to be exact...
- Google Search Adds Phone Numbers That Dial Via Hangouts
Google has now added phone numbers that hyperlink to Google Hangouts for voice dialing and calling. If you search for your favorite place on Google Local, Google may show a big phone number...
- Google Onesie Day
Paul Cowan from Google's Sydney, Australia posted a picture of himself on a onesie while at work at Google. He said, "we may or may not have had a "Onesie Day" at work, to raise money for charity."
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Can adding Youtube videos cause a drop in the SERPs?, WebmasterWorld
- Best way to spamlink my competition in Google?, blackhatworld.com
- Facebook Launches Slingshot App To U.S. Users, WebmasterWorld
- Funny article about Negative SEO in the news lol, blackhatworld.com
- This road near our Mountain View, California team is temporarily closed to…, Google+ - Google Webmasters