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:
- August 2011 Google Webmaster Report
Here is a recap of the past month's Google webmaster related news. The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread talks more about Panda. But webmasters are also complaining about international traffic that appears to be "fake...
- Google Enables URL Submissions Via Webmaster Tools
Google announced they have added a new way to submit URLs to Google for crawling and consideration into Google's index...
- Google's Logger Popup
Google is fixing a problem where a Google Logger popup comes up when a user conducts a search on certain browsers. I am not certain exactly what the logger does but here is a screen shot of the bug. The pop up will come up or be blocked by popup blockers...
- Google's Cleaner Spam Reporting Page
Last night, Matt Cutts from Google tweeted they have "released the biggest refresh of our spam report form in, oh, say 10 years." Indeed. Here is a picture of the new page: As you can see...
- Webmasters Worries About Google Chrome Pre-Fetching
The other day, Google announced a feature built into Chrome named pre-fetching. It isn't new but Google is talking about it again and it is scaring webmasters...
- Switzerland Google Bike
Here is a picture of a Google Bike on a bike rack in Zurich, Switzerland. The picture was taken by Walid Ghazzo last month and posted on Flickr.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- 10 Tips For Beating Google Panda: How We Came Back From The Wilderness, Sphinn
- 6 Advanced Ways to Improve Your Search Engine Rankings, Sphinn
- Adwords Express Tip #3, Google Places
- Brainstorming: Getting links from news websites, citation development, WebmasterWorld
- Discussion: What Have We Learned From Google's Panda Algorithm?, Sphinn
- Foursquare Launches Pages For Business, WebmasterWorld
- I wonder if google feels dirty after putting that ad on their homepage, WebmasterWorld
- Images From Content Delivery Network?, Google News Help
- Latest Activity not Updating, YouTube Help
- No results for region Serbia, Google Web Search Help
- Reporting Exception: An internal error has occurred., microsoftadvertising.com
- SEO company created fake site for my business, Google Web Search Help
- Your Reaction? Feature on Videos, YouTube Help
- [Logo] Roberto Burle Marx, Google Blogoscoped Forum