Daily Search Forum Recap: August 25, 2011

Aug 25, 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:

  • Google +1 Button Let's You Publish To Google +
    Yesterday Google announced they have enhanced the Google +1 Button to allow users of Google +, the social network, to publish directly from the +1 button to Google +...
  • SEO Pricing: Is The Price Is Right
    There is an excellent topic at Sphinn asking how do you price your SEO projects. Overall, many charge flat rates based on how much they anticipate the project will cost them. But some charge hourly. Some charge by feature or service. Most charge monthly.
  • Google Testing Random Number Of Search Results
    A WebmasterWorld thread has some webmasters claiming Google is randomizing the number of search results displayed on the Google search results. Google typically and by default will show 10 search results per page...
  • Google Maps Directions Leads To $100 Traffic Ticket
    Imagine you just get out of the airport, you have your trusty Google Maps directions with you...
  • Google + Merges Two Titles Tags As One
    Back in 2004, there was a weird loophole that allowed SEOs to use two title tags to target two different keyword phrases for the same page. I believe that loophole is fixed and Google picks one...
  • Google Settles With DOJ: Paying $500 Million For Illegal Drug Ads
    This comes with no surprise but yesterday the Department of Justice released a statement declaring Google is forfeiting "$500 million for allowing online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements through its AdWords program targeting consumers in the United States...
  • Google + Shwag: Pins, Shirts & More
    Kinda of funny, because during a Google backed webmaster hangout, I asked Jenny from Google if there were any Google + pins. I want to Google + myself. She said she will see if they can be made.

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