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 Webmaster Tools Cleans Up Navigation & More
Google has announced a clean up of Google Webmaster Tools, where they reorganized the left hand navigation menu...
- Why My Google Sitelink Demotions Aren't Holding
Over the past several months, there has been a quiet but repetitive topic taking place in the Google forums. A recent one was started by loupiote, who said "a couple of weeks ago, I have demoted the link yet...
- Reports: Google AdSense CTR Drastically Drops
There are reports in WebmasterWorld and Google AdSense Help forums of huge drops in the CTR and earnings for Google AdSense publishers on July 1st. The responses from official Googlers, at least coming second hand from publishers...
- Google: You Are Ugly
I just can't get over how ugly and unattractive some of the Google search results have come with the addition of the expanded local carousel. I thought maybe I was the only one who felt it was ugly but no, many do. The reactions on Twitter, via email and now on the forums...
- Google News Goes Larger With Pictures & Adds Sports & Weather
Google News announced three new changes to the Google News portal and is testing another Google News feature. The announced changes include that Google is adding a sports box on some pages...
- Google's Giant Lite Brite
Matthew Melone, I think a Google Intern, posted a picture of a giant lite brite that reads, "Welcome 2 Google." He said the lite brite is actually "totally functional", which should not surprise any
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Do Internal Links Lead To Penguin Slap / Algorithm-Based Penalties?, WebmasterWorld
- How are SEO's using links to launch new sites post Penguin., WebmasterWorld
- Index Your Websites In 0 Second !!!! Tested. Work perfectly!, blackhatworld.com
- New COPPA legislation (7/1/13) and Adsense, WebmasterWorld
- What is up with these people post personal Adsense info online?, WebmasterWorld