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 Sends Out Notifications For Links They Ignore
On Friday, we reported that Google began sending out a new batch of link warning notifications. What we found out later was that these were not penalty notifications, but rather just a heads up from Google that Google is ignoring some links that are pointing to your web site. Matt Cutts posted the update on his Google+ page saying that these notifications can be ignored. Ignored! Yes, ignored!
- Google: Don't Wait For Your Penalty To Expire
Google's John Mueller strongly recommended that those who are hit with a manual penalty should not wait for the penalty to expire. Instead...
- Some SEOs Threaten Google's Web Spam Team
I've seen upset SEOs and webmasters before but I don't believe I've seen such a public and outward display of physical threat on Google before. A Google Webmaster Help thread has one upset SEO asking for the physical address of Googlers on the web spam team...
- Facebook Tests CPC Based Search Ads
TechCrunch reports that Facebook is testing a cost-per-click (CPC) based search ad in the search header. They shared a screen shot showing one of the search results labeled as "sponsored...
- Penguins In Google NYC's Ball Pit
I spotted a picture on Flickr by Vicky Somma where the photographer said he took the picture in Google NYC's ball pit. For some reason, the office has large penguins in their ball pit.
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