Daily Search Forum Recap: August 4, 2011

Aug 4, 2011 - 4:00 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:

  • 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.

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