Daily Search Forum Recap: August 1, 2011

Aug 1, 2011 - 5:30 pm 0 by

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 + Referrals Drop 40% Or More?
    Google + launched just about a month ago and early on, it was all the internet was talking about. To be perfectly honest, I still love it but it is not loving me as much. Google Plus is my number three referrer, beating out Facebook...
  • Google Friends Newsletter Retires After 13 Years
    After 13 years, the Google Friends Newsletter has been retired. The first newsletter was sent out by Google co-founder, Larry Page on April 29, 1998. The last one was sent out on July 29, 2011...
  • Google Admits Bug Caused 60% Traffic Drop For Site
    Imagine 60% of your traffic goes missing one day and most of that is because Google had a bug with their algorithm. One day you are getting a lot of traffic, paying your bills through ad dollars, and helping users find the content they need and then the next day...
  • Google Hotel Search Tool
    Last week, Google announced a new beta search tool named Google Hotel Finder. As I explained at Search Engine Land, the search features include Location Filters (with drawing shapes, dates for your stay, price point filters and hotel ratings & user rating filters...
  • Former Ask.com Rep, Peter Linsley Featured In Google Video
    I am so happy to see Peter Linsley, who is now a product manager for Google Image Search starring in a video about SafeSearch. Peter Linsley was a former Ask.com employee who really lead up much of their search division. When Ask.com failed at search...
  • Google Wave Pool With Sergey Brin
    Here is a picture taken of Sergey Brin this past Friday at the GooglePlex. They rented a wave pool and Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, was one of the first to surf the wave pool.

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