Daily Search Forum Recap: August 29, 2012

Aug 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm 1 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 Algorithm Update On August 28th?
    I am seeing some significant signs of a Google update in the WebmasterWorld forums. There is a large uptick in SEOs and webmasters talking about changing in the search rankings for their keywords...
  • Google's Tablet Home Page Ad Upsets Users
    On Google's home page you will see one of the most obtrusive and in your face ads for a Google Tablet you've ever seen from Google on their home page. Google has never been this in your face with an ad on their home page before...
  • Google+ Adds Friends Birthday Reminders
    One feature I do like in Facebook that Google+ did not have, until yesterday, was the ability to be reminded when your friends and family have birthdays that day. Irene Chung from Google announced on Google+ that Google now has that feature.
  • DMOZ Link Now Without Value?
    It has been almost three years since I talked about the Open Directory Project - DMOZ on this site. I guess it shows how much the SEO community cares for it these days...
  • Google Fixing AdSense Bug: Rejected Ad Requests
    A month and a half ago, I reported on a weird bug that was affecting some Google AdSense publishers where they were receiving notifications of rejected ad requests. Since then, it was pretty quiet on the front...
  • A Panda Hat
    The way I discover these images for the Search Pic of the Day column is subscribing to Flickr and other image sites by tag. This image was tagged with "microsoft" but from what I can tell has nothing

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