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:
- DMCA Takedowns The Latest Google Search Quality Penalty
Late Friday, Google tried to quietly announce, in a transparent way, a new factor to be added to Google's search quality signals. The new factor is DMCA requests...
- Google Search Quality Updates Returns
After missing the June search quality update, Google came back with a dual post in August for 86 updates in June and July. You can see the full list on the Google Search blog but here it is broken down by category...
- Google Shuns Prayer Times Rich Snippet
About a year ago, Google added a new rich snippet for prayer times, so when you searched Google for prayer times in a specific location, Google would return some responses depending on the search results marked up with those prayer times...
- Wikipedia Links Can Backfire?
As you know, Wikipedia nofollows all their external links, so links from Wikipedia should have no impact on your rankings - be it positive or negative. A WebmasterWorld thread have some SEOs disagreeing with that...
- London Closing Ceremony & All Google Olympics Doodles
Today Google has their final logo for the Olympics, the London 2012 closing ceremony logo (aka Doodle). It is a nice basic Doodle but I wanted to share all the past logos from Google over the past couple weeks...
- Google Pool Table: Google LA
I spotted this picture on Flickr, uploaded by well known photographer, Thomas Hawk. It is a picture of a Google Pool table with Google LA on it from a top down view.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google continues to miss malware notifications in…, Scott Hendison - Google+
- Google Maps Navigation (Beta) available in Finland, Google Maps Help
- A Link Disavowal Tool won't help spammers, that's a logical fallacy, Google Webmaster Help
- Falling back to summer 2004 income levels, WebmasterWorld
- How Google+ Punk’d The Oatmeal, Matt Cutts - Google+
- Transition to Responsive Design - does Google understand?, WebmasterWorld