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 PageRank Losing Trust Amongst Webmasters?
We had a Google Toolbar PageRank update last month and noticed that Google.com had a PR of 9, whereas Facebook had a PR of 10. Over the weekend, many started noticing Twitter had a PR of 0. A clear sign of a bug somewhere, either on Twitter's side or Google's side...
- Google Steps Up Local Results For Product Queries?
Every Google searcher has seen the in your face Google local results when conducting basic searches that may have local intent. It seems like Google has stepped up the number of queries that they feel should show local results...
- A Yellow Dot On Google's Top Bar?
Matt McGee noticed a weird thread at Yahoo Answers where one or two users are noticing a yellow dot just under the search box of the new Google search bar...
- Fox Attacks Panda: Former Googler Discusses Google Update
Eric Enge has an excellent interview with Vanessa Fox, former Googler but extremely well respected SEO, on the topic of the Google Panda update...
- Google's New Top Bar Stays Put
Amit Banerjee pinged me about a Google experiment he noticed over the weekend. He calls it a sticky top bar, where the top Google bar sticks to the top, even when you scroll. Here is a static picture...
- The Google Garage
A couple days ago, Walid Ghazzo took a picture of a Google Street View car near what looks like a Google Garage. In reality, it is just a picture of outside of Google's Zurich office.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Content Based Outreach for Link Building, Sphinn
- Twitter drives 4 times as much traffic as you think it does, Sphinn
- Bing the Only Search Engine to Gain U.S. Market Share in June, WebmasterWorld
- Ad Extensions: Location Extensions, Ad Sitelinks, Product Extensions, Call Extensions --- Share your best practices, Google AdWords Help
- What can I do to get more leads or more sales? - I'm a new advertiser, help me!, Google AdWords Help
- Google Plus One Entries Now Appearing In Serps, Cre8asite Forums
- [Logo] Marine Day, Google Blogoscoped Forum