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 Top Query Report Download Broken
If you try to download the top query report from Google Webmaster Tools you will be out of luck. There is a bug that is preventing the data from being downloaded as a CSV file. At the bottom of the top query report in Google Webmaster Tools there is a link to "Download this table...
- Blaming Others As A Ranking Factor In Google? No!
Every now and then I like to point to sad but yet education SEO threads of things you should never do in a Google forum. The latest example was highlighted by several readers and emailed to me from the person complaining as well - which makes this even more fun...
- Duck! Google's Cutts Responds To Search Filter Bubbles
A month or so ago, we reported on a presentation given by Eli Pariser on "filter bubbles." We asked is personalization a form of censorship and almost 75% of you said yes it is. I wasn't so sure, I voted no...
- Google: You Can Post Book Content As Web Pages Without Issue
Nolo, the large legal book publisher, is planning a new marketing strategy. The new strategy is called SEO and their plan is to post portions of their book for Google and other search engines to index...
- First Day Of Summer Logos From Google, Bing & Yahoo
Today is the first day of summer for many of us, also known as the Summer Solstice. For people in the other hemisphere, like in Argentina...
- Google Search Cupcakes
Don't these cupcakes look yummy! The Inside Search cupcakes were on hand at the Inside Search Event a week ago today. Niall Kennedy posted pictures of them on his Flickr account.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Building Faceted Navigation That Doesn't Suck, Sphinn
- Google Places Basics: Listing a New Business – A Timeline for Launch, Sphinn
- The Ultimate Guide to Keyword Research, Sphinn
- Google's Quality Score Patent: The Birth of Panda?, Sphinn
- Polygon properties are broken, the color cant be changed on existing or new polygons, Google Maps Help
- Why Google SERP CTR studies are a waste of time, Sphinn