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+ Drops Name Restrictions
Google announced last night on Google+ that they have removed their naming restrictions, preventing you from using nicknames and pseudonyms. So if you wanted to use the name "rustybrick" because you didn't want to use your real name, for privacy reasons...
- Google: Manual Actions Updated Twice Daily But Emails Sent Once Daily
In a Google hangout yesterday with Google's John Mueller, John explained that Google updates their data for manual actions within Google Webmaster Tools twice a day on average and then only sends out emails once a day on average with notices.
- Google Disables Discussion Search
Yesterday, Google has completely removed the ability to use their discussion search filter. Earlier this year...
- Google's Black Top Navigation Bar Making A Return?
Google is constantly testing things from new algorithms that we cannot directly see, to the user interface that we do directly see. In a recent Google test, Google is showing the old top navigation bar, in black...
- Google Search Adds Knowledge Graph Box With Translate Box Instantly
Spotted via @WilliamHarvey, Google has added a new knowledge graph/OneBox feature where if you begin to type "Translate" into the Google search box, through Google Instant. As you begin typing...
- German Pride At Google's Lunch Room With Germany Flag Table Cloths
Richard Hay from Google posted a picture of a table in one of the Google lunch rooms yesterday. It shows German Flag colored table cloths dressing the tables in the Google cafeteria. I guess Google h
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- In our last video, Jaime talked about how we design our vehicle hardware to…, Google+ - Google Self Driving Cars
- Google Shopping Campaigns Get Bulk Uploads and AdWords Editor Access, WebmasterWorld
- Tip of the Week: Be more effective with Custom Reports Posted by +Daniel…, Google+ - Google Analytics