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:
- 70% Did Not Recover From Google's Page Layout Algorithm
In January, Google released a new algorithm that was named the page layout algorithm that demoted the rankings of pages where ads distracted too much from the content. It didn't seem to impact a huge number of sites but those sites that it did impact got hit hard...
- Google Diversity Update Actually Work?
On Friday, I thought there was a Panda update and apparently I was wrong. Well, I wasn't 100% wrong, there was an update for diversification of the search results. Google's Matt Cutts said on Twitter Google released an update that...
- Confirmed: Google's New Top Navigation Test
In June we reported how Google was testing top down navigation. Since then, we didn't hear much of it until early September when users started seeing it again. Here is a picture...
- Disqus Summer Swag
Disqus sent me a care package the other day, it is their summer swag box. It was filled with a cooler bag, beach ball, sun glasses, bottle opener, ping pong balls...
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- YouTube Maintenance 9/17, 8-11pm PDT, YouTube Help
- Large Brand Buying Dodgy SEO Links: Should I Report Them?, WebmasterWorld
Note: This story was scheduled to be posted on this day, but was written earlier.