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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: July 29, 2011
This week in search, Google has pushed out a new update to Panda, aka Panda 2.3 and this Panda update seems to have led to some recoveries. There is a bug with submitting sitemap files to Bing Webmaster Tools.
- Speak A Single Google Search In Multiple Languages
Google launched Voice Search on their home page for desktop users in June of this year. Personally, I never use it...
- Will You Give Google Page Speed Service A Spin?
Google announced they will soon be offering a new service for webmasters, a service named Page Speed Service. The service is a lot like a CDN, content delivery network, where Google will fetch your pages, optimize them...
- Bug: Bing Sitemap Pending
A Bing Help thread has a solo report of an issue with Bing leaving new sitemaps in the "pending" status. Sitemaps can be submitted to Bing via their Webmaster Tools interface. The issue is, if you recently submitted a sitemap file...
- Google Maps Usability Study This Monday
Do you love Google Maps? Do you want to give Google your feedback on the product? Do you want to receive a choice of $100 Amazon gift certificate, $100 Google Store credit, or $100 donation to your favorite charity...
- SEOmoz's Mascot - How Cute
Here is a picture I found on Google + in Greg Shuey's stream. The picture is of the SEOmoz character standing next to people from their recent conference named MozCon. Isn't it a cute character?
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Brandspam - Google's new challenge?, WebmasterWorld
- Google Launches Hotel Finder, WebmasterWorld
- Panda 2.3 - Using some new signals; some sites ranking higher, WebmasterWorld
- Twitter Testing New Promoted Tweets, WebmasterWorld
- Known Issue: Delay in updating available account balance, Google AdWords Help