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:
- Official: Google Panda 2.4 Rolls Out to Most Languages
Panda 2.4 has officially rolled out to most languages internationally except for Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Google reports this will affect 6-9% of queries. Webmasters are already reporting losses of traffic for international searches.
- Google + Button Ignores Crawler Directives
Alistair Lattimore posted an interesting question in the Google Webmaster Help forums about the Google Plus Button. He asked how does the Google plus button comply with the crawler directives...
- Bing Search Ads Leading To Malware
A few days ago, ZDnet reported that some Bing search ads, i.e. adCenter ads, are leading to malware and viruses. The author wrote that shortly after he notified Bing, Bing removed the ads. But he spotted more the next day...
- Reports: Google Drops In Marketshare In July 2011
Both comScore and Hitwise have reported that Google has seen a drop in marketshare in July 2011 compared to the previous month. Here are their charts: The drop is not significant that much...
- I "Locate" You
Here is a cool graphic made by Javier Garcia from England back in February of this year. The graphic plays on the I 'Hear' New York campaign but instead is I "Pin/Locate" You.
- Google Ankle Socks
Googler, Michael Wyszomierski, posted a picture of some neat Google ankle socks. In fact, in his blog, he has more socks, shoes and stuff from Google.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- FTC Probe of Google Focuses on Android, Web Search, WebmasterWorld
- Twitter Adds Favourite, Retweet and Activity Tab, WebmasterWorld
- Doodle India's independence day, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle Pakistan independence day, Google Blogoscoped Forum
- Doodle South Korea's independence day, Google Blogoscoped Forum