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: Stop With The Tin Foil Hat SEO
I love it when I see Googlers go off on SEO advice. A Google Webmaster Help thread has Googler Susan Moskwa replying to one webmaster about them wanting to remove content from their own web site. So Susan replied, Dude, it sounds like you've read too many tin foil hat "SEO" articles.
- Google Search By Image Thinks I'm A Porn Star
I was messing around with the new search by image feature on Google Images last night. I uploaded my headshot to Google and Google returned a nude woman as one of the "visually similar results...
- Bug: New Google Docs Hidden
Gary Price, who is now back writing with Danny and team, tipped me off to a Google Docs Help thread disclosing a bug with new documents. There was a bug where adding new Google Docs would go missing from your documents list.
- Bing's Spider, BingBot, Crawling Too Hard?
There are two threads with complaints from webmasters that Microsoft's search crawler, now named BingBot, is crawling way too heavily. The threads are at BingForums and WebmasterWorld...
- Google Now A PageRank 9
As many of you know, Google updated their PageRank scores within the Google Toolbar yesterday. Some noticed that Google.com has lowered their PageRank from a 10 to a PageRank of 9...
- Google Kobi GÃ¼nÃ¼
A picture of an event named Google Kobi GÃ¼nÃ¼ which took place in Istanbul, Turkey. Based on Foursquare data, members of the Google Search team were there. The picture was taken on April 21, 2011.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- inappropriate content with the site criterion, Google Web Search Help
- Display Network - How to get started? I'm a New Advertiser, Can You Help Me Please?, Google AdWords Help
- Google, I don't want interest based ads!, WebmasterWorld
- Minor visual bug after Image drag/drop on search bar, Google Web Search Help
- Public Map Loses Place Details, Google Maps Help
- Why I Intend to Stop Adding Junk to the Web, Sphinn