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 Continues To Ask Searchers Which Results They Prefer
In December, we reported that Google was asking searchers to help improve Google. Well, those micro surveys to ask searchers which search results they prefer have not gone away. Kevin Anchi posted on Google+ more screen ...
- Useful: That Is What Google Wants To Rank
A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion around one word - the word "useful." Netmeg said it in a thread and senior member...
- Borderless Google AdSense Ads
A WebmasterWorld has one publisher who is complaining that his Google AdSense ad units no longer show borders on them. He said these borderless AdSense ads make his "website look bad." His layout obviously looks better with borders separating out the AdSense ads from the real content...
- Responsive Design & Hiding Links & Google Webmaster Guidelines
A Google Webmaster Help thread has a webmaster who made his site responsive. Meaning, he made his site mobile/smartphone friendly through the responsive design approach. The responsive design approach is Google's recommendation...
- Search By Voice On Google Desktop By Typing
Mike Downes posted a neat Google search trick on Google+ where you can search by voice on Google Desktop without having to click the microphone icon with your mouse. Instead, you press control (on Mac, command)...
- Matt Cutts Seized By A Stormtrooper
The day has come where Google's Matt Cutts has been finally taken and captured by a Stormtrooper. Many of you thought this day would never come but it has, he is now under the control of the Galactic
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- "How can I get examples of bad links to my site?" …, Johannes Mehlem - Google+
- Changing main navigation structure without committing SERP suicide?, WebmasterWorld
- Meta Redirects... how best to redirect users with a message?, WebmasterWorld
- Office Hours with an AdWords Specialist, AdWords Community
- Paginated Comments And SEO, HighRankings Forums