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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: July 1, 2011
Very busy week in search, starting with Google + launching as a Facebook competitor. Also, Google's new top bar is black and many don't like it. PageRank updated for the first time in 6 months...
- Google Forgets Canada Day
Today is Canada Day, celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three British colonies into a single country, called Canada...
- Google: PageRank Is No Longer The Be-All & End-All Of Ranking
Google has finally written a blog post specifically about PageRank and how Webmasters and SEOs should probably focus on other things...
- Google Wipes Out Any Site On CO.CC
We know Google reserves the right to ban all sites on a host if the host seems to have an unusual percentage of spammy sites on it. Well, Google took this to a new level yesterday by banning and deindexing a whole ccTLD...
- Google Duplicating YouTube Results On Web Search
Spotted in a Google Webmaster Help thread, a user is asking why 3 of the same YouTube videos are shown on page one and page two of the Google search results.
- Google Insights Into Google's Reconsideration Requests
Last month we covered a question asking if Google reconsideration requests had auto-replies or not. About 15 days later...
- Neat Google Truck Pit Cafe
Googler, Chris Schrier, posted a picture of one of the signs used by one of the Cafe's at Google. This sign is for the Google Truck Pit Cafe. How cool is it?
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Automatic goo.gl URL Shortning removed from Labs - why?, Google Maps Help
- Bing & Google Require Social Spam for Businesses to Compete in Search, Sphinn
- Channel comment text is nearly white!, YouTube Help
- Doodle Dorothea MacKellar, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Google image search - framebuster penalty?, WebmasterWorld
- Google Square "Web" link not working properly, Google Web Search Help
- Google's biggest Street View update, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- XSS vulnerability on Google reported, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- [Logo] Cabotage Day in Turkey, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- [Logo] Doodle 4 Google Poland, Google Blogoscoped Forum