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 26, 2011
This week in search, I covered how Google's Panda update is leading to the great content purge on the web. Google News is no longer crawling under GoogleBot-News. Google is giving insight into their search quality...
- Google Gives Insights Into Search Quality: SEOs Learn Nothing
Google released a video of a "look under the hood of search" and an explanation of "How Google makes improvements to its search algorithm." Truth is, although the video is very sharing and really fun to watch...
- Google News Crawling With GoogleBot Only Now
Google announced they are retiring GoogleBot-News and will be now using exclusively GoogleBot for crawling Google News content. Google said: Google News recently updated our infrastructure to crawl with Google's primary user-agent...
- Search Google Maps By Talking
Google announced that they have brought over the voice search feature from mobile and the Google home page to Google Maps. So now you no longer have to type your location's name...
- New: Real Estate Listing Rich Snippets In Google
A WebmasterWorld thread has some people noticing a new rich snippet of sorts being tested on Google. I can't replicate it but it might come up for you for searches on [new york real estate] where you see zillow.com results...
- Bug: Cursor Not Focused In Google Search Box
The latest and greatest Google bug is really annoying some users and it is a really minor bug. The issue is that on some versions of browsers, including many versions of Internet Explorer...
- Adam Lasnik Of Google Being Funny
Adam Lasnik was the first person to be hired to help Google's Matt Cutts with webmaster support. In fact, he may have been the first hired official Google webmaster rep. He took this funny pic of him
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Have you ever LOST everything, WebmasterWorld
- GYOB - Get Your Business Online (Then Buy Adwords Ads), WebmasterWorld
- How can I get my AdWords ads to show above Google search results (top 1 or 2 ads)? Share your best practices., Google AdWords Help
- Tweets or Likes - what is best for Google., WebmasterWorld
- Wikipedia selling links for $5000, WebmasterWorld