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:
- Panda 2.2 Results In Casualties & Some Recoveries
Panda 2.2, I believe, it 100% underway as of late last week. We had some early reports earlier this month, which may not have been a Panda update or maybe some small tests. But last week, June 16th...
- Google Instant Scrolling Search Results Test?
Google has been busy with testing search interfaces this weekend. A new test spotted by a member at WebmasterWorld claims Google is testing a form of an instant next button in the search results. This is a lot like how Google and Bing handle showing image results with infinite scroll...
- Use Rel=Canonical Within HTTP Headers
Google now officially supports the use of the rel=canonical attribute within HTTP Headers. In 2009, Google, Yahoo and Bing introduced the canonical tag as a way to allow webmasters to do 301 redirects without physically redirecting humans...
- Google Goes Gray With New Design Test
Over the weekend Google began testing a new design for the search results. A nice number of people are seeing the new design test...
- Google's Gay Pride Rainbow
This month is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and Google is showing their pride by adding a rainbow to the search box for some search results. For example...
- Google China's 2009 Music Event
Here is a picture of an event back in 2009 that took place in Beijing, China. The event was for Google Music Search and the picture was taken by keso.
- Happy Father's Day From The Search Industry
Happy Father's Day everyone! Like with every Father's Day, the search engines get all dressed up to celebrate the MOST important day of the year - yes, I am a father. For the past year logos see 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2004. We have logos from Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask.com, Baidu, Sogou, Dogpile, and others and here they are.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google's New Online Reputation Tool, DigitalPoint Forums
- Adding FOX Sports RSN websites to Google News with correct publication name, Google News Help
- Happy Birthday AdSense, WebmasterWorld
- Happy Birthday AdSense -8Th Birthday, DigitalPoint Forums
- A/B and Multivariate Test Validity: Beware of Bad Data!!, Sphinn
- Some minor styling changes coming to My Maps, Google Maps Help