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:
- Find Your Lost/Stolen Camera With Google Images?
A Google Web Search Help thread has one Google user asking if it is possible to use Google Image search to locate his stolen camera. He said, many cameras add a unique identifier to the images within the image in the exif data...
- Didn't Google Release A Scraper Algorithm? Google Wants Scraper Sites To Be Reported
On Friday, Matt Cutts of Google tweeted that he wants users, searchers, webmasters and SEOs to report scraper sites via a special Google Doc Form. Matt said:
- Poll: Hurricane Irene Hurt Your AdSense Income
I hope all you east coasters (I am one of you) made it through Hurricane Irene without much of an issue. I was very lucky myself. But even those not in the path of the storm were nervous about the impact Hurricane Irene would have on their business...
- Don't Worry About The Priority Value In Google Sitemaps
A Google Webmaster Help thread has Googler, John Mueller telling webmasters not to worry about the "priority" value in the your XML Sitemap file. We know the priority value is not required...
- DNS LOC Not Used By Google Web Search
Colin McDermott asked an interesting on Google + asking "does Google look at DNS LOC in it's geolocation algo for websites/sub-domains?" DNS LOC is is a way of geo-enabling the domain name system...
- Latest Noogler: Louis Gray At Google
Many of you know, famed Blogger, Louis Gray joined Google to do marketing and evangelizing for Google +. Well, his introduction was this past Friday and here he is as a Noogler.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Broken Link Building In Action: REAL Email Example Inside!, Sphinn
- Google Plus alters the landscape of Google Image search, Sphinn
- Are Xml Sitemaps Good Enough?, HighRankings Forums
- Eric Schmidt: If You Don't Want To Use Your Real Name, Don't Use Google+, WebmasterWorld
- The 4 different Panda demotion targets, WebmasterWorld