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:
- Video Recap of Weekly Search Buzz :: August 24, 2012
This week at the Search Engine Roundtable we talk a lot about Google, some about Bing and a little about Facebook. Google confirmed they pushed out a Panda update this past Monday.
- Facebook Search Ads Without Keyword Targeting
Facebook launched their sponsored search ads this week, allowing advertisers to show ads based on user search queries on Facebook.com. We talked about the beta a few months ago and now it is visible to all.
- Bing Webmaster Tools Now Shows Percentage Changes
Bing announced improvements to Bing Webmaster Tools where they have added percent changes for metrics on the dashboard. You can now see percent increases or decreases for Clicks from search, Appeared in search, Pages crawled...
- Google Says You're Dead When You Are Alive
Imagine you are searching your name and up comes the Google knowledge graph with your box at the top right. Then you read what Google has to say about you and it says you have died several years ago. How is that possible, you are not dead...
- YouTube Doesn't Remove Lesbian Sex From L-Word
The other day, @Thos003 sent me an email showing how YouTube is allowing the ShowTime series, the L-Word...
- Plane Caught Mid-Flight On Google Maps
The Google Maps team shared a picture captured by Google Maps satellites of a plane flying through the sky above houses. The picture was taken in Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Custom URLs for profiles and pages: an update Today we're…, Saurabh Sharma - Google+
- Improved search in Gmail now available in 47 additional…, Gmail - Google+
- Slow upload times, week of 8/20, YouTube Help
- AdWords Community in Traditional Chinese launched ..., AdWords Community
- Global Business Map - How to run your internat..., AdWords Community
- Microsoft Updates Logo, WebmasterWorld
- Video of yesterday's hangout on rel-alternate-hreflang and…, Pierre Far - Google+