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:
- September 2011 Google Webmaster Report
Sorry for the delay in our monthly Google webmaster report, but I was looking for a day where I wasn't too rushed to get it out and it was also Labor Day.
- Bing: Social Factors More Important Than Linking Factors
Eric Enge has an excellent interview with Bing's Duane Forrester. There are many excellent take aways from this interview but the key is this: Bing says that social factors are more important that link factors for determining rankings...
- Google Image Search Jumping To Bottom & Top With Arrows
Reported over a week ago at the Google Web Search Help forums, if you use your arrows to navigate up and down the image results on Google Image search...
- Google Tests Hiding Search Icons From Left Menu
Ruben who is excellent at spotting new Google user interface tests, has spotted yet another one and posted the details in the Google Blogoscoped Forums. This new test, as you can see from the image in this post...
- Tabke Predicts Major Google Algorithm Update By Years End
A WebmasterWorld thread has a short but to the point prediction by Brett Tabke, the founder of WebmasterWorld. Brett feels that Google will be pushing out a major algorithm update, the size of Florida from 2003...
- Google Says Thank You To Top Forum Posters By Holding A Summit
Google has announced that they are inviting all the top contributors of their Google support forums to fly to California and have a two day summit. Google is covering all the expenses for the contributors as a thank you for all their hard work over the years in the forums...
- Will.i.am Doing A Google + Hangout
Michael Mozart captured a picture of when Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas participated in a Google + Hangout while at the GooglePlex with Brett Crosby of Google. He posted the picture on Google +.
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Again penalized... this time by massive inbound links, WebmasterWorld
- Bing and Yahoo crawling, do i need both?, WebmasterWorld
- Discussion: Is There Value To Adding Spaces In Between Keyword Separators, Sphinn
- Discussion: What Would It Take For You To Quit SEO?, Sphinn
- New Recommendations Google AdSense, WebmasterWorld
- Report: Facebook's First Half Revenue Hits $1.6 Billion, WebmasterWorld
- Deceptive Marketing: A Necessary Evil For Search Marketers?, HighRankings Forums
- Retail Advertising Best Practices, Google AdWords Help